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Chae Strathie - Author

Chae Stratie was born 32 years ago in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, when he was very small. Since then he has grown a great deal, to the extent that nowadays he is considerably bigger than a baby.

He was educated in a secret underwater laboratory built by the Government, before escaping in a huge bubble at the age of 18. After that he embarked on a series of ill-fated schemes designed to win friends and impress girls. The most notable of these disastrous outings was his attempt to reach the South Pole on a £2.99 plastic sledge pulled by a team of cats.

Chae is a world famous horse-whisperer, weasel-murmerer and bee-shouter and is the creator of all the most successful Broadway musicals since 1982.

Chae Strathie is prone to flights of fancy.

Chae started writing silly stuff for children in his 20’s and has now amassed a sprawling collection of literally three or four picture book stories, two of which have been published by those nice people at Meadowside.

He works as a sub-editor for a national newspaper based in Dundee and lives in a quiet fishing village in Fife with his wife Corinna, daughter Eilidh, three cats, a goldfish and numerous uninvited spiders. Eilidh wants some giant land snails, but if she thinks she’s bringing them into the house she’s got another thing coming.

His greatest claim to fame is once appearing in an episode of Channel 4’s Location, Location, Location. They didn’t find him a house.

He dreams of one day going to Great Yarmouth.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Chae Strathie

Jumblebum
Chae Strathie - illustrated by Ben Cort
Winner of Bookbug Readers category (3-7 years) Scottish Children's Book Award 2013 Fans of Aliens Love Underpants will laugh equally loudly at this story which also has a useful moral. With its gunk on the carpet and junk on the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2013
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The Loon in the Moon
Chae Strathie - illustrated by Emily Golden
An inventive space fantasy tells how the Loon powers the lights on the Moon by sucking up all the dreams that leak from children. Suddenly, disaster strikes! Earth children are producing no more dreams! The Loon sets off to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2010
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My Dad!
Chae Strathie
A warm and comforting story that's perfect for a toddler to give to their dad, particularly for Father's Day. Dad's wonderful tales of where he's been, from flying round the world in a motorised bed to working as...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/03/2008
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The Tickle Tree!
Chae Strathie
This is one of the most beautiful books for bedtime reading that we've seen in a while. Full of strange creatures you'll never have heard of from a Boomjangle and a Crabbysnap to a Giant Galumph to the Grimbles on...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2008
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