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Chae Strathie - Author

About the 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 by Chae Strathie

Other books by Chae Strathie

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

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

Author: Chae Strathie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

A kid's life in ancient Greece might sound like fun, what with all that brilliant sunny weather and watching the Olympic Games, but actually life for kids could be pretty hard. In this hilarious book, written by award-winning author Chae Strathie, children will learn just how tough life really was, from living on a diet of blood soup whilst wearing nothing but a cloak, to having to learn a poem that was over 15,000 lines long! Thanks, but no thanks, Homer! Probably the first book about ancient Greece to feature a race between a go-kart and a goose, this is a must read for kids with a passion for horrible history!

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

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

Author: Chae Strathie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

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 and being slammed in the stocks for being naughty at school! Probably the first book about ancient Egypt that involves bubble wrap and skateboards!

Mack and the Missing Cheese

Mack and the Missing Cheese

Author: Chae Strathie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2018

Mack the cat is the best detective in town, or so he tells his assistant, Squeak. So when a lovely piece of cheese goes missing, he's the perfect cat for the job! But solving the cheesy crime is a lot harder than expected... will Mack and Squeak ever found out who ate the cheese? With gorgeously vibrant illustrations from Nikki Dyson and an hilarious text by Chae Strathie, this laugh-out-loud picture book is sure to tickle your funny-bone!

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

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

Author: Chae Strathie Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

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 and being slammed in the stocks for being naughty at school! Probably the first book about ancient Egypt that involves bubble wrap and skateboards!

Dear Dinosaur: T. Rex on Tour

Dear Dinosaur: T. Rex on Tour

Author: Chae Strathie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2018

Max and his favourite T. Rex are back with a bang in this gorgeous follow-up to DEAR DINOSAUR. When Max visits his friend, the mighty T.Rex, at the museum, he's disappointed to learn that T.Rex is no longer there. Instead, he's halfway around the globe on a tour of the world. Max decides to write his missing friend a letter and, once again, his faithful friend writes back - this time from locations all across the globe. Dinosaur fans will love this interactive picture book with fold-out letters and cards to open and dinosaur facts to discover.

Bidh Goiriola ag ithe Bhaniola

Bidh Goiriola ag ithe Bhaniola

Author: Chae Strathie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2017

Captain Firebeard's School for Pirates: The Sneaky Sweet Stealer

Captain Firebeard's School for Pirates: The Sneaky Sweet Stealer

Author: Chae Strathie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

Welcome to Cap'n Firebeard's School for Pirates - the fiercest, baddest school on all the Seven Seas. Step aboard me hearties, and learn how to become a real pirate. It's a new term at Captain Firebeard's School for Pirates, and Tommy, Jo, Milton and Spencer are back on board the Rusty Barnacle for another adventure. But something fishy is going on. Someone is stealing sweets from Liquorice Len's tuck shop. When Tommy and friends find themselves in the frame, it's time to solve the swashbuckling mystery and find the culprit. But no one expects it to be a real-life sea monster!

Dear Dinosaur With Real Letters to Read!

Dear Dinosaur With Real Letters to Read!

Author: Chae Strathie Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2017

Get ready for a ROARSOME time! When Max visits a local museum, he wishes he could ask the dinosaurs a bunch of questions. Since the museum is about to close, the curator (Dinosaur Dora) says, Why don't you write our T. Rex a letter? He might even write back. And so begins a pen pal relationship unlike all others. At first, T. Rex's letters make him seem like a big, toothy tough guy who's too busy to write friendly letters to tasty little humans. But once Max and T. Rex start trading letters, they share funny jokes, silly facts, a baby tooth, rubber duckies, and more. This unlikely duo soon embark on an unusual friendship that spans the ages...and even includes very real cards and letters to open.

Dear Dinosaur

Dear Dinosaur

Author: Chae Strathie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2017

After a trip to the museum, Max writes a letter to his favourite dinosaur, the mighty T. Rex - and the T. Rex writes back! As Max and T. Rex learn about each other's lives, a very unusual friendship develops in this funny and touching story from an award-winning duo. Dinosaur fans will love this interactive picture book with letters and cards to open, and dinosaur facts to discover along the way.

Gorilla Loves Vanilla

Gorilla Loves Vanilla

Author: Chae Strathie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A deliciously funny new picture book by Scottish Children's Book Award winner Chae Strathie and Waterstones Children's Book Prize winner Nicola O' Byrne. When the animals visit Little Sam Sundae's ice cream shop on Jellybean Street they have some unusual requests. Sam whips up blue cheese sundae for Mouse and a worm cornet for Hen. Finally, it's Gorilla's turn to order but all he wants is plain old vanilla. Licking their lips, the other animals realise that Gorilla has made the best choice, after all. Luckily for them, gorillas love sharing!

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