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 Mary, who wrote Frankenstein
 Author: Bailey, Linda

 Illustrator: Sarda, Julia

 Publisher:  Tundra Books
 Pub Year: 2018

 Dewey: 823
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [47] p., col. ill., 30 cm

 BTSB No: 080859 ISBN: 9781770495593
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, -- 1797-1851
 English authors

Price: $20.71

The inspiring story of how an eighteen-year-old girl created one of the greatest novels-and monsters-ever.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.30
   Points: .5   Quiz: 500814

   Kirkus Reviews (07/01/18)
   Booklist (+) (06/01/18)
 The Hornbook (00/09/18)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 06/01/2018 *Starred Review* Though youngsters won’t yet have delved into Mary Shelley’s gothic horror classic, most will have been exposed to her piecemeal monster. Riffs such as Adam Rex’s Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich (2006), Patrick McDonnell’s The Monsters’ Monster (2012), and Michael Hall’s Frankencrayon (2016) are just a few of the picture books starring Shelley’s creation; and let’s not forget Jim Benton’s Franny K. Stein series or Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie film. Viewed in this eerie light, a picture-book biography on Shelley herself doesn’t seem out of place, especially one so stunning as this. Bailey relates Shelley’s childhood, rebellious adolescence, and participation in the now-famous writing competition that spawned the mad Dr. Frankenstein and his monster as a fantastic story in its own right. Her writing is warm and inclusive, posing occasional questions directly to the reader and establishing Shelley as a spirited dreamer. No less astonishing are Sardà’s folk art–style illustrations, which employ deep, moody hues—burgundy, plum, black, gray, and midnight blue—to create hauntingly detailed scenes. Ghostly monsters waft through people’s imaginations; dense trees lean and reach their branches toward Shelley’s passing carriage; a dead frog sits upright when zapped with electricity. Readers will revel in this artful portrait of a celebrated young author and better appreciate the true brains behind the operation. A thorough afterword offers more details of Shelley’s life. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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