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Chae Strathie

  • 5 stars across 31 books
Chae Strathie (Author)
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 (Illustrator)
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.


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7th April 2016

Gorilla Loves Vanilla

A deliciously funny new picture book by Scottish Children's Book Award winner Chae Strathie and Waterstones Childr... MoreGorilla Loves Vanilla

(18 reviews) Review
7th January 2010

My Dad

My dad can wrestle with giants, eat like a horse, swim like a fish ...Can yours? This is a brilliant, humorous look at f... MoreMy Dad

(10 reviews) Review
4th August 2016

Captain Firebeard's School for Pirates

Welcome to Cap'n Firebeard's School for Pirates - the fiercest, baddest school on all the Seven Seas. Here,... MoreCaptain Firebeard's School for Pirates

(9 reviews) Review
5th January 2017

Dear Dinosaur

  The first in the bestselling interactive picture book series about a dinosaur and his best friend Max - ... MoreDear Dinosaur

(7 reviews) Review
3rd May 2018

Mack and the Missing Cheese

Mack the cat is the best detective in town, or so he tells his assistant, Squeak. So when a lovel... MoreMack and the Missing Cheese

(6 reviews) Review
7th January 2013


A funny story...all about the importance of tidying up. Johnny thinks that his room has its own special style. But his m... MoreJumblebum

(2 reviews) Review
5th July 2010

Loon in the Moon

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