Born in Rome around 100 B.C., Gaius Julius Caesar grew up to lead of one of the world's greatest empires. The teenage Gaius became head of his household at 16 and master of his own destiny. Caesar joined the military, and at 22, returned to Rome to begin his unstoppable rise to power. This National Geographic World History Biography leads readers through the intriguing world of Ancient Rome, with a timeline, graphic illustrations of historical events, and maps of Rome and its far reaching empire.
Dramatic visuals and absorbing narrative combine to give young readers a close-up look at some of the most influential people of all time. Emphasizing the childhood of each famous individual, the books in this series blend personal diaries, school reports, family photographs, and primary quotes to create a scrapbook-style layout that children will be drawn to immediately. The comprehensive presentation makes these books perfect for students assigned to read a biography.
"Striking jackets and an ample assortment of archival images .concise spirited narratives will pull readers into the story." Booklist
"These handsomely designed books present the lives and accomplishments of powerful leaders Volumes are illustrated with maps and many colorful photographs of the art and sculpture that give substance to years long past."School Library Journal