The Great Lives in Graphics series is a new way of looking at the lives of famous and influential people. It takes the essential dates and achievements of each person’s life, mixes them with lesser-known facts and trivia, and uses infographics to show them in a fresh visual way that is genuinely engaging for children and young adults. The result is a colorful, fascinating and often surprising representation of that person’s life, work and legacy. Using timelines, maps, repeated motifs and many more beautiful and informative illustrations, readers learn not just about the main subject of the book but also about the cultural background of the time they lived in.
You may already know that Cleopatra was the queen of Egypt, but did you know she married her little brother? Or that she could speak nine languages? This graphic retelling of Cleopatra’s story gives children a colorful snapshot of her life and the world she grew up in, while educating them on everything from the Romans to the Egyptian zodiac.