Hatshepsut: The lost Pharaoh of Egypt

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Black Dog Books

Age 8+

History & The Past: General Interest People & Places Educational: History

Hatseheput was the only woman who ruled in ancient Egypt, who made the decision to be Pharaoh.

Hatshepsut was just a girl, but when it came to the job of Pharaoh, she was the best man for the job. The Pharaohs who followed her tried to erase her name from history, but the mystery of the spoilt princess who became the ruler of all Egypt could not stay buried...


Carole Wilkinson is an award-winning and much loved author of books for children. She has a long-standing fascination with Dragons and is interested in the history of everything. Though Carole has written over 30 books, she did not write her first book until she was nearly 40. Before that she had worked as a laboratory assistant and as a film and television writer and editor.


Hatshepsut gives a comprehensive and entertaining picture of the culture and politics of Ancient Egypt and then looks closely at the role Hatshepsut played. Information is interspersed with inscriptions from various tombs and statues and with fictional excerpts from Hatshepsut’s life.

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