Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 04 Apr 2019
ISBN: 9781788004497
Size: 198 x 129 mm
Length: 64 pages

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


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 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

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“With Strathie’s laugh-out-loud humour and Morea’s gallery of comical, vibrant illustrations, this is a child’s eye-wateringly funny (and yukky) view of the world 3,000 years ago!”

– Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post

“An unstuffy, zany book that makes learning fun.”

– Brenda Marshall, Carousel

“A charming and accessible history of the daily lives of people in Ancient Egypt.”

– Kate Lalor, Inis Reading Guide

“A hilarious, highly-illustrated look at children’s lives in Ancient Egypt.”

– Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“Packed with facts and insights that will make this ancient civilisation really come to life for children, making history both memorable and enjoyable.”

– Parents in Touch

“It’s an ideal display book or library book to have when children are learning about Ancient Egypt and its dip-in structure is great for reading for pleasure or to use to create activities.”

– Lily and the Fae (blog)

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