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Book REVIEW: So You Think You've Got it Bad? Ancient Greece - ★★★★★

Updated: Jun 24, 2021

Part of Nosy Crow's list of publishing in collaboration with the British Museum and developed in consultation with one of the world's leading experts on Ancient Greece. This has witty, carefully researched text, packed with historical facts, by award-winning author Chae Strathie, brought to life with rich, humorous illustrations by super-talented Marisa Morea.

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!

New in the British Library strand of publishing, a hilarious, highly-illustrated look at children's lives in Ancient Egypt. It's extremely child-friendly and well-pitched for Key Stage 2 - a must for schools and libraries. - The Bookseller

You can buy So You Think You've Got it Bad? A Kid's Life in Ancient Greece at the Mix Up Theatre SHOP






'A brilliant book! Chae writes with a very funny tongue-in-cheek manor which makes the learning super fun! The illustrations are fantastic and the book is very informative. I found out loads of stuff I didn't know - and I'm an adult! (sort of!)

This book is perfect for anyone joining our Greek Myths & Legends Summer Camps this year!'



'I learned some interesting facts. It’s a bit like horrible histories.'


Chae has a little chat, a quiz and a fab Hercules song for the Boswell Book festival...


Join us for SUMMER CAMP this year as we create a show based on GREEK MYTHS & LEGENDS!


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