Alexander the Great

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Marshall Cavendish,
Pub. Date:

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.

More Details
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID c4656e49-24b7-9f01-55a0-9e9c243ce81b
full_title alexander the great
author demi
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2018-03-31 04:48:56AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Demi.
author_display Demi
available_at_arlington Central, Columbia Pike, Glencarlyn, Shirlington, Westover
collection_arlington Kids Biography
detailed_location_arlington Central Kids Biography, Columbia Pike Kids Biography, Glencarlyn Kids Biography, Shirlington Kids Biography, Westover Kids Biography
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id c4656e49-24b7-9f01-55a0-9e9c243ce81b
isbn 9780761457008
item_details ils:.b13142021|.i14871506|Columbia Pike Kids Biography|JB ALEXAND THE GREAT|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Mar 29, 2018|ojnb||, ils:.b13142021|.i14871518|Shirlington Kids Biography|JB ALEXAND THE GREAT|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Mar 24, 2017|sjnb||, ils:.b13142021|.i1487152x|Glencarlyn Kids Biography|JB ALEXAND THE GREAT|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Oct 10, 2017|gjnb||, ils:.b13142021|.i14871531|Westover Kids Biography|JB ALEXAND THE GREAT|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Aug 12, 2017|wjnb||, ils:.b13142021|.i14871543|Central Kids Biography|JB ALEXAND THE GREAT|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Dec 14, 2017|cjnb||, ils:.b13142021|.i14871555|Shirlington Kids Biography|JB ALEXAND THE GREAT|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jun 18, 2017|sjnb||, ils:.b13142021|.i14871579|Central Kids Biography|JB ALEXAND THE GREAT|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Feb 18, 2018|cjnb||
itype_arlington Hardback
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington JB ALEXAND THE GREAT
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central, Columbia Pike, Glencarlyn, Shirlington, Westover
primary_isbn 9780761457008
publishDate 2010
record_details ils:.b13142021|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Marshall Cavendish,|c2010.|59 p. : ill., map ; 26 x 29 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b13142021|.i14871506|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b13142021|.i14871518|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b13142021|.i1487152x|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b13142021|.i14871531|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b13142021|.i14871543|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b13142021|.i14871555|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b13142021|.i14871579|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||
subject_facet Greece -- History -- Macedonian Expansion, 359-323 B.C. -- Juvenile literature, Greece -- Kings and rulers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
title_display Alexander the Great
title_full Alexander the Great / Demi
title_short Alexander the Great