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Princess of Egypt: An Egyptian Girl's Diary, 1490 BC (My Royal Story)

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In 1490 BC Asha, daughter of King Tuthmosis lives a carefree life at the royal court in Thebes. But when a prophecy foretells that 'a young woman will prove to be the best man in the Two Kingdoms', she's caught up in a world of plots and danger.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 5th 2008 by Scholastic
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Suad Shamma
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was ok
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This is the second book I read in the "My Story" series, this time about an Egyptian princess's first-hand account of her time as the Pharaoh's daughter to her becoming the Queen of Egypt and all the hardships she had to face for being a woman.

It was definitely an interesting read. It kept me curious, wanting to know more, and since it wasn't a story or a character I've heard of before, it was undeniably a good historical learning tool as well. I've been to Egypt almost ten years ago, in fact, I
Jul 29, 2015 rated it did not like it
Didn't seem particularly historically accurate... Did prove to be a pleasant read, however.
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
Super historically inaccurate, with flat characters and basically no plot.
Jan 05, 2009 rated it really liked it
This entire series is a wonderful way to learn history or teach it to adolescents. I find today's generations seem to recall more when they learn through other people (pop songs, celebrity gossip, etc.), so what better way to teach history than through someone else's perspective? Yes, "authentic" diaries would be "better", but would the language really hold the modern student's attention? Did the diary writer know what WOULD be important in the context of history? Probably not.
Jul 02, 2016 rated it liked it
This is the story of Asha who, at thirteen years of age, is daughter of one pharaoh, wife of a second and in a few months is destined to become the most powerful woman in Ancient Egypt. An enjoyable little read about courage and friendship.
Rose Dawson
Série Můj příběh je založen na skutečné události s fiktivní postavou.Ašu jsem si moc oblíbila,nebyla jako ostatní namyšlená dceruška,ale byla svá a originální.Sice se mi konec a jak to s ní dopadlo moc nelíbilo,ale věřím,že se s tím smířila.
Apr 23, 2013 marked it as to-read
Um Nouran
May 30, 2013 rated it liked it
i think this book is better than bloody tower.
Esther Filbrun
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
This was an interesting book. As a Christian, however, I did not agree with things that were talked about in the book. I did like the glimpse into Egyptian life here, though--that was interesting.
Feb 16, 2014 marked it as to-read
Dec 26, 2010 rated it it was ok
Another 'My Story" novel - I didn't find it as good as some of the others I have read.
Apr 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy this series of books they are a great insight into world history but Im curious as to why the books about the monarchy are all based on female characters?
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids, fiction
A diary of a year in the life of fourteen year old Hatshepsut (Asha) princess of Egypt 1490 BC. Another outstanding book in the my story series.
May 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a great story about a girl called Asha, or knowen as Princess Hatshepsut.
Dec 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Zrovna Egypt mě trochu zklamal...
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