Synopses & Reviews
"Josephine Bailey's elegant narrative is a pleasure to hear. Whether she describes swimming in the turquoise sea or eating fried dormouse, her cool, musical delivery pulls in the listener." ---Audiofile
Established "Dear America" author Kristiana Gregory kicks off "The Royal Diaries" with the captivating story of a young Cleopatra's life.
While her father is in hiding after attempts on his life, twelve-year-old Cleopatra records in her diary how she fears for her own safety and hopes to survive to become Queen of Egypt some day.
About the Author
Kristiana Gregory has written numerous books for middle-grade readers, including Orphan Runaways, Jimmy Spoon and the Pony Express, The Stowaway, and three titles in the Dear America series: The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell, and The Great Railroad Race: The Diary of Libby West. Widely praised for her accurate and compelling historical fiction, she is also the author of Earthquake at Dawn, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults; and Jenny of the Tetons, which won a Golden Kite Award for fiction. Each book was named a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. Josephine Bailey has won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and a prestigious Audie Award, and Publishers Weekly named her Best Female Narrator in 2002. Her native British accent has been used in many audiobooks and voice-overs, including The Wild Thornberries, Uncle Gus, and Disney-Dreamworks projects. In addition to her award-winning voice work, Josephine is involved in television, film, and theater. On television she has played parts in Robin Hood, A Tale of Two Cities, and Sword of Freedom. In film she was featured in Shadow Hours, Life's a Circus, and Corridors of Blood. Her theater experience includes lead roles in Betrayal, Otherwise Engaged, and Blithe Spirit. Josephine received her training from the Corona Stage School in London and the Tracy Roberts Actors Studio in Los Angeles. Josephine currently resides in South Carolina.