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

Suggested age 7 – 10


Author: Chae Strathie
Illustrator: Marisa Morea
ISBN: 9781788001359
Date Published: 5 Apr 2018

Shortlisted for the Teach Primary Book Awards 2019!
Related teaching resource pack available on the Nosy Crow website.

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 Egyptologists. 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 Egypt might sound like fun with all the cool pyramids and glorious sunny weather, but actually it was rather tough!

In this hilarious book, written by award-winning author Chae Strathie, children will learn exactly how difficult life really was, from dodging Deathstalker scorpions and cleaning up cow dung, to fetching water from the well, eating roast hedgehog and being slammed in the stocks for being naughty at school! Probably the first book about ancient Egypt that involves bubble wrap and skateboards!

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

Dimensions24 × 1.3 × 32.3 cm

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