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

Suggested age 7 – 10


Author: Chae Strathie
Illustrator: Marisa Morea
ISBN: 9781788004756
Date Published: 1 Aug 2019

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 Rome. 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.

Written by award-winning author Chae Strathie and developed in consultation with experts from the British Museum, this fascinating book reveals what life was really like for kids in ancient Rome, from washing clothes in wee to snacking on dormice . . . and even fighting in gladiatorial combat! Packed with facts and fantastic illustrations, this funny and accessible introduction to ancient Rome 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 Bookselleron So You Think You’ve Got It Bad? A Kid’s Life in Ancient Egypt

Dimensions24 × 1.3 × 32.3 cm

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