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The (mostly) true story of Cleopatra's needle  Cover Image Book Book

The (mostly) true story of Cleopatra's needle / by Dan Gutman.

Gutman, Dan, (author.).


In Central Park, New York, stands Cleopatra’s Needle. But what do you know about? Did you know that thousands of people worked in 1461 BCE to build it? Then hundreds more moved it, and erected it in Alexandria, where it stood for 3,000 years? So how did a monolith weighing over 200 tons get moved all the way to New York City--and in the 19th Century, no less? In this historical fiction account, five kids who watched the Needle at each phase of its history recount the daring story of how something that seemed to be impossible--and that nearly ended in disaster--finally succeeded against all odds. Including photos, diagrams, and illustrations, this book will leave history lovers and fans of problem solving astounded at all that was accomplished. -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780823454846
  • ISBN: 0823454843
  • Physical Description: 193 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Holiday House, 2024.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Holiday House.
Grades 4-6. Holiday House.
Subject: Cleopatra's Needle (New York, N.Y.) > Juvenile fiction.
Obelisks > Juvenile fiction.
Egypt > History > To 332 B.C. > Juvenile fiction.
Central Park (New York, N.Y.) > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Illustrated works.

Available copies

  • 2 of 10 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 0 current holds with 10 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library J GUTMAN (Text) 0001012553265 JUV Fiction New Available -

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