Cleopatra in Space Series
From GRAPHIX books, an imprint of Scholastic, comes a funny, action-packed graphic novel featuring a young Cleopatra — yes, THAT Cleopatra — who’s transported to the future and learns it’s up to her to save the galaxy!
Zapped away as a teenager from her home era of 52 BC, Cleopatra VII finds herself in the middle of a centuries’ long war in the far, far, really far, far future. Now she fights alongside P.Y.R.A.M.I.D. (Pharaoh Yasiro’s Research And Military Initiative of Defense), both human and alienkind’s only hope against the evil Xaius Octavian.
An ancient scroll prophesies that Cleopatra is destined to become the savior of the Nile galaxy; finally freeing its worlds from the tyrannical rule of the technologically advanced Xerx race. With help from her best friend and feline teacher, Khensu, Cleo is learning what it takes to be the great leader she is destined to become while still trying to figure out how she’s ever going to pass military school, make friends, avoid detention, and all of the other important things that come with being a reckless, fifteen-year-old future queen of the universe.
Barnes & Noble
Indie Bound (please support local booksellers!)
Inkwood Books (my local bookseller)
Indigo (for my Canada friends)
Praise for the Cleopatra in Space series:
“Cleo is a fun, fearless heroine -- I'd love to explore the galaxy with her!” -- Raina Telgemeier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Smile
*“Maihack's characters, both human and nonhuman, are diverse, expressive, and visually distinct.” -- School Library Journal, starred review
“Cleo's easygoing confidence makes her a likable... heroine, but the real star of the graphic novel is Maihack's art. The cinematic paneling during action sequences skillfully conveys Cleo's vivacity and flair.” -- Kirkus Reviews
“A delight, with its exciting layout of a futuristic Egypt complete with cool pyramid skyscrapers.” -- Booklist
“Cleopatra smoothly slips into the role of confident, wisecracking, baddie-dispatching hero, and the supporting cast falls neatly into place as well.” -- Publishers Weekly