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Artemisia of Caria
Ages 9-13
Illustrated by: Albert Nguyen
ISBN: 9780984509812
Price: $18.95
Published by: Goosebottom Books

Artemisia of Caria

by Shirin Yim Bridges
Thousands of years ago, in the world of the Ancient Greeks where women were expected to obey their husbands in all matters, to play no part in public life, and to stay inside the house, a princess grew up to be not only a sailor and a ship’s captain, but a famous admiral. Her name was Artemisia, and among all the commanders fighting on the Persian side during the great Persian Wars, she alone dared to give the king an honest opinion that could have saved his entire fleet.

Richly illustrated and narrated with humor, this book brings to life the story of a real and remarkable princess whose spirit prompted the Persian Great King, Xerxes, to declare, “My men have become women, and my women men!”
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