Wheelers Books

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

British Museum: So You Think You've Got It Bad? A Kid's Life 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.

Usually ships 6-12 working days – This title is in stock at publisher

Quick Reference

ISBN 9781788001366
Barcode 9781788001366
Published 7 January 2019 by Nosy Crow
Format Hardback
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Author(s) By Strathie, Chae
Illustrated by Morea, Marisa
Series So You Think You've Got It Bad?
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

... view full title details below.

Buy Now

  • $27.99 Retail price
  • $20.99 Wheelers price
  • You save $7.00!
Add to Basket Add to Wishlist

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781788001366
ISBN-10 1788001362
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Nosy Crow
Imprint Nosy Crow Ltd
Publication Date 7 January 2019
International Publication Date 10 January 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Strathie, Chae
Illustrated by Morea, Marisa
Series So You Think You've Got It Bad?
Category History
Humour & Jokes
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Width: 224mm
Height: 297mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 615g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
Library of Congress Greece - Juvenile literature - History - To 146 BC, Greece - Juvenile literature - Civilization - To 146 BC
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 938
Catalogue Code 956652

Description of this Book

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!

^ top

Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

^ top

Author's 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.

^ top