The (Mostly) True Story of Cleopatra's Needle

ISBN-13: 9780823454846
Dan Gutman
June 4, 2024
| 224 pages

Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Ancient Civilizations  / Technology / Art

From the author of the My Weird School books, an adventure story that spans centuries and continents.

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?