Shortlisted for the Teach Primary Book Awards 2019!
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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 hilarious and fascinating book written by by award-winning author Chae Strathie is packed with historical facts and 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! Learn 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!
Packed with facts and fantastic illustrations, this funny and accessible introduction to ancient Egypt is a must-read for kids with a passion for horrible history
Other titles in the series include: Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Aztec Age
This is Book 1 in the So You Think You've Got It Bad? Series. See all So You Think You've Got It Bad? books here.
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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 fe
Josephine is a writer of children's short stories, novelty picture books, and gift books for adults. When she's not writing, she works as a picture book editor, mentoring new writers at The Golden Egg Academy in England. Josephine lives in London with her husband and two young sons.
Marisa is an illustrator based in Madrid, Spain. She graduated with an MA i