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Take a look inside So You Think You Got It Bad? A Kid’s Life in Ancient Egypt

so you think you've got it bad

This April we were thrilled to publish So You Think You’ve Got It Bad? A Kid’s Life in Ancient Egypt written by Chae Strathie and illustrated by Marisa Morea – the first book in a new non-fiction series, published in collaboration with The British Museum, with plenty of hilarious and highly accurate facts about Ancient Egypt and what your life might have been like if you were a kid way back when.

And today you can take a look inside the book!

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!

Engagingly written and hilariously illustrated throughout, this is perfect for fans of horrible histories, and anyone who loves fascinating historical facts, especially when told with a heavy dollop of humour.

Here’s a look inside the book:

So You Think You Got It Bad? A Kid’s Life in Ancient Egypt is available now in all good bookstores and online – you can find out more about the book here.

Keep a look out for more books in this amazing and hilarious historical series – coming soon! The second book is all about the ins and outs of Ancient Greece, and the third book will dive into the fascinating world of Ancient Rome.

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