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Grades 4 - 8Grade 6n/a5.797908
Nefertiti was far more than just a pretty face.

Nefertiti may be the dutiful daughter of a commoner, but her inquisitive mind often gets her into situations that are far from ordinary, like receiving secret lessons from a scribe. And she’s the kind of girl who acts first, and apologizes later whenever she witnesses injustice or cruelty. But she is also extraordinarily beautiful. And news of her striking beauty and impulsive behavior attracts the attention of her aunt, the manipulative Queen Tiye, who sees Nefertiti as an ideal pawn in her desire for power. Even though Nefertiti is taken from her beloved family and forced into a life filled with courtly intrigue and danger, her spirit and mind will not rest. She continues to challenge herself and the boundaries of ancient Egyptian society.

Esther Friesner offers readers another fresh new look at an iconic figure—blending historical fiction and mythology in a thrilling concoction.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published on August 24, 2010 by Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0375856552
ISBN-13: 9780375856556
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  • zorba
    zorbaSunday, July 27, 2014 at 12:10 pm44 stars
    I read 2 other books by Esther Friesner, and loved them (Nobody's Princess & Nobody's Prize), I hope this book is as great as Esther Friesner's others!
    • guitargirl4
      guitargirl4Monday, November 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm
      I love this book and it's squeal! It's very hard to put down. There's heart stopping moments and adventure all over this incredible book. PLEASE read the book. It's amazing!!!!!! Esther Friesner is one of my favorite authors.