Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein

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Ellie, age seven, helped review the children’s biography of Mary Shelley titled Mary, Who Wrote Frankenstein. Ellie says, “Mary’s mother died when she was eleven days old. Mary likes to daydream, and she learned to read by drawing letters on the gravestone of her mother. Her mom and dad were thinkers. Mary was only kinda happy at home; she ran away with a poet. Mary wrote a book about Frankenstein. Some of the pictures were scary to me, like when there are flying monsters on the top of the pages. I don’t like reading or seeing pictures of monsters or I will have nightmares! I don’t understand three of the pages when the monster is laying beside her with someone stitching him, when he is leaning over her, and when he is lying beside her.” I then explained to Ellie that he was not actually there in the room with her, he was merely put there in the illustrations because he was in her mind when she thought and wrote about him. Ellie would only give this book a rating of two stars, but that’s understandable since she’s young; I appreciate this book as an informative children’s biography.

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Author Linda Bailey • Julia Sarda, Illustrator
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 56 pages
Publisher Tundra Books
Publish Date 2018-Aug-28
ISBN 9781770495593
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Issue October 2018
Category Children's


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