Here is your chance to win a copy of the book The Time-Traveling Fashionista and Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile. Written for kids in grades 3 -7 This is one of the books in the series from Bianca Turetsky.
…Louise couldn’t help but ogle Cleopatra’s outfit. She wore fabulous green-jeweled leather gladiator sandals, a much fancier version of the plain brown pair Louise was wearing, adorned with what must have been real sparkling emeralds! Even Christian Louboutin would have been jealous of those bedazzled shoes.
Louise could see by the entranced look on her face that Cleopatra was obsessed with Homer, and she wondered if he was like the J. K. Rowling of ancient times. Unlike what she had observed of Marie Antoinette, who struggled with reading and writing and did not seem to take much interest at all in her studies, Louise could already tell that Cleopatra was incredibly smart and seriously into her schoolwork.
Pothinus paused and pointed at his only pupil, signaling that it was now Cleopatra’s turn to recite part of the epic poem, which she did by heart. Her reading voice was beautiful, almost musical, and Louise found herself standing transfixed, mesmerized by the young queen’s oratory skills. The handmaiden next to Louise shot her a searing look and nudged her to stop staring and keep fanning.
For the next part of her lesson, Cleopatra began practicing her hieroglyphics with a sharpened quill pen and black ink on a sheet of blank papyrus. It seemed much rougher and more fibrous than the loose-leaf paper Louise was used to taking her class notes or, more likely, doodling on.How long did these lessons last? Louise wondered, instinctively looking up on the wall for a clock that obviously wouldn’t be there. They probably told time on sundials or some other ancient system. The school day was starting to feel as endlessly dull as it was at Fairview, and Cleopatra didn’t even have other students or friends to distract her. Of course, Cleopatra seemed to be able to focus for a lot longer than the hyper kids in her classes. Louise had to admit she was excited to see that the legendary Queen of the Nile was actually kind of…a geek.
Bianca Turetsky has other titles in her series based on history.
The Time-Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette and The Time-Traveling Fashionista on Board The Titanic.
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