Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

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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.

Publisher: New York : Marshall Cavendish, c2010.
ISBN: 9780761457008
Characteristics: 59 p. :,col. ill., map :,26 cm.


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Feb 10, 2020

Demi's books are usually great and this is no exception. As usual the visuals are stellar. I think it's the strong visuals that help support a fairly complex, if not heavy narrative in a kid's book. Love her stuff. Alexander is a good one and we'll check it out often if not buy a copy.

Jul 25, 2018

This is a 5 star book based on the information I learned about Alexander. Just the right amount (and so much I didn’t know) and I might delve deeper with another book.

I thought the huge illustrations were of near zero value. Wasted paper in this over sized book. A better use of space would have been more maps along the way. Both, maps of countries at the time and also present day countries.

flash2121 Jul 11, 2012

in 356 BC, Alexander was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16,He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of history's most successful,it one of the book that i love, so cool..

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