Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

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Overview

Born a prince of Macedonia in 356 BCE, Alexander the Great became one of the greatest military leaders of all time. He conquered the entire Persian Empire, defeating King Darius III four times. He invaded India, defeating a seven-foot-tall Indian king and extending the boundaries of his empire into most of Asia. Brutal in his drive for power, Alexander maintained supremacy by forcing his soldiers to marry the foreigners that they conquered. He amassed a huge fortune by plundering the riches of his enemies and married two foreign princesses, one of them King Darius III's daughter. By the time of his death at age thirty-two, Alexander had conquered most of the known ancient Greek world, a remarkable achievement in only twelve years.

Demi's storytelling skills bring Alexander the Great's exploits to life. Her splendid illustrations were painted with Chinese inks and gold overlays and with frames inspired by jewels from the tomb of Philip II of Macedonia at Verghina. An Author's note describing Demi's research and source material is included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761457008
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,166,583
Product dimensions: 11.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1020L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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Kathdavis54 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Tells the story of Alexander the Great. Wonderful illustrations. Enjoyable for art lovers.