So You Think You've Got It Bad? A Kid's Life in Ancient Greece

Chae Strathie, illustrated by Marisa Morea
NZD $27.99

A brilliantly funny and fascinating look at what life was like for a child in ancient Greece

A kid's life in ancient Greece might sound like fun, what with all that brilliant sunny weather and watching the Olympic games, but actually life for kids could be pretty hard. In this hilarious book, written by award-winning author Chae Strathie, children will learn just how tough life really was, from living on a diet of blood soup whilst wearing nothing but a cloak, to having to learn a poem that was over 15,000 lines long! Thanks, but no thanks, Homer! Probably the first book about ancient Greece to feature a race between a go-kart and a goose, this is a must read for kids with a passion for horrible history!

Author bio:

Chae Strathie is an award-winning children's author and journalist who grew up in a tiny village surrounded by a forest in Scotland, which probably explains a lot. His first attempt at professional writing was creating a Star Wars comic at the age of seven. He sold two copies and made a total of four pence. A regular at major book festivals, Chae has toured the length and breadth of the UK and visited schools as far afield as Romania, reading his stories, acting the goat and singing silly songs about worm ice cream and beard-growing. He lives by the sea in Fife with his wife, three annoying cats and a very old goldfish called Lazarus.

Marisa Morea is a freelance illustrator based in Madrid, Spain. She lived in Barcelona for a couple of years and she graduated in a MA Illustration at Eina School in Barcelona in 2009. After a few years working as an Art Director in several advertising agencies, Marisa decided to quit and try as a full-time illustrator. So far, she's worked with many international clients from the United States, Australia, UK, France and Singapore.

In her spare time, Marisa is an Asthanga yogi and a classic cinema lover. She also goes crazy for music and enjoys creating covers of her favourite songs on the guitar.

Category: Children's
ISBN: 9781788001366
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Imprint: Nosy Crow
Pub Date: January 2019
Page Extent: 64
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 5 - 7
Subject: Humour & jokes (Children's / Teenage)