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Who Was Alexander the Great? [Paperback]

Item : Who Was Alexander the Great? [Paperback]
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Author Author : Waterfield, Kathryn, Waterfield, Robin
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0448484234
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780448484235
Publisher Publisher : Grosset & Dunlap
Pages Pages : 112
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100144247

Alexander the Great conquers theNew York Timesbest-selling Who Was...? series!

When Alexander was a boy in ancient Macedon, he already had grand ambitions. He complained that his father, the great king of Macedon, wasn't leaving anything for him to conquer! This, of course, was not the case. King Alexander went on to control most of the known world of the time. His victories won him many supporters, but they also earned him enemies. This easy-to-read biography offers a fascinating look at the life of Alexander and the world he lived in.Kathryn and Robin Waterfield have written many books, ranging from children's fiction to ancient history. They live on a small olive farm in southern Greece.Who Was Alexander the Great?

It is a special day for King Philip’s son. His name is Alexander, and he is twelve. He is old enough now to go to the horse market with his father and the other men.
 
At the market a man walks up to Philip. He claims to have the best horse in the world, one fit for a king. He is an amazing horse, sleek and strong. He is black all over, except for a white mark on his forehead. The mark is shaped like the head of an ox. That is why the horse’s name is Bucephalas (say: Boo-KEH-fa-las). In Greek,BucephalasmeansOx-head.
 
Bucephalas is a very difficult horse to ride. Even King Philip cannot mount him. So he refuses to buy the horse and turns to leave. But young Alexander insists thathecan ride the great horse. He wants the horse for himself.
 
Philip and the others don’t take Alexander seriously. He is too young to ride such a dangerous horse. Alexander, however, won’t take no for an answer. So the king lets him try. Maybe that will teach his stubborn son a lesson!
 
Is Alexander going to make a fool of himself in front of his father? No! He has noticed something that his father has not. The beautiful horse is afraid of his shal#

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