Chae Strathie

So You Think You’ve Got It Bad? A Kid’s Life in Ancient Rome

Online Event
Sun 27 Sep
14:00 UK
Free, ticketed

FREE | Ages 5-8

Step back in time and explore what life was like in ancient Rome. Life for kids was pretty tough, washing clothes in wee, snacking on dormice and fighting in gladiatorial combat! This eye-wateringly funny and yukky series puts a whole new perspective on how good we’ve got it.


Author: Chase Strathie

Illustrator: Marisa Morea

Publisher: Nosy Crow    


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Catch up

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