Hatshepsut: The Princess Who Became King

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Book Title: Hatshepsut: The Princess Who Became King

Genre: Nonfiction, Biography

Author: Ellen Galford

Number of Pages: 61

Copyright date: 2005

Lexile: 1081L

Summary:

This book follows the life of one of the most interesting figures from Ancient Egypt.  Hatshepsut was truly unique.  She would ultimately grow up to rule Egypt, not as a queen or a queen regent, but as the pharaoh, or king.  She was born the daughter of a pharaoh, making her a princess.  She grew up and married a prince, who was also her half-brother, which would make her the wife of a pharaoh.  Her husband ruled for about 15 years before he died leaving only a baby boy as his heir.  Therefore, Hatshepsut was the senior member of the royal family so she stepped in as the king’s regent, ruling in his place.  Soon, however, she began to identify…

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