Notable Non-Fiction- So You Think You’ve Got It Bad? A Kid’s Life in Ancient Greece- Chae Strathie & Marisa Morea

We are really enjoying the collaboration between the British Museum and Nosy Crow producing some fabulous History books. We adored the Ancient Egyptian edition of this series earlier this year and we were super excited to receive a copy of the Ancient Greeks edition which has been very much enjoyed.

Littlefae

I like Ancient Greece its very interesting I like all the myths and legends and festivals!! I don’t like how girls were treated in Athens but I’m a bit scared of Sparta!!!

Book cover for So You Think You’ve Got It Bad? A Kid’s Life in Ancient Greece

The structure follows a similar path to the Egyptian book so they have a wonderful familiar feel of being a series.

The book looks at different aspects of Ancient Greek life with a focus on Athenian society with a small aside to Sparta.

Comparisons are made to today’s lifestyle looking at Ancient Greek fashions, homes, education, food, entertainment and medicine.

Illustration from So You Think You’ve Got It Bad? A Kid’s Life in Ancient Greece- Chae Strathie & Marisa Morea

It playfully challenges children with ‘So you think you’ve got it bad?’ Pointing out examples of how children moan about their dad’s flatulence or mums nagging and how children may consider things unfair may get a shock when they look at what children’s lives were like in Ancient Athens and Sparta.

Illustration from So You Think You’ve Got It Bad? A Kid’s Life in Ancient Greece- Chae Strathie & Marisa Morea

We really enjoyed making comparisons not only to today but across the Ancient World- Littlefae is inspired by these books which is lovely and we’ve got some projects planned using these books and others to make the most of her interest in history!!

A Kids life in Ancient Rome is going to be a MUST have!!

So You Think You’ve Got It Bad? A Kid’s Life in Ancient Greece- Chae Strathie & Marisa Morea is published by Nosy Crow

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