Title: Mary Shelley (Little People, Big Dreams)
Author: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Genre: Children’s, Nonfiction
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Release Date: October 1, 2019
New in the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Mary Shelley, the English novelist and creator of Frankenstein.
When Mary Shelley was a little girl, she used to write stories beneath the trees in her garden. As an adult, Mary was inspired by this same imagination to create a ghost story, which became the famous novel: Frankenstein. This gripping book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the novelist’s life.
I love the books in the Little People, Big Dreams series! The books teach kids about important historical figures.
Last year was the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. There were many retellings and biographies of her that were published last year to celebrate.
Shelley was an intelligent and innovative woman. She used the knowledge of new inventions of the 1800s to write one of the most famous horror stories of all time. It is amazing that she wrote it when she was a young woman. She wrote it for a competition between friends to write a scary story. She was very successful with that project.
This is a great book to teach kids about Mary Shelley.
Thank you Frances Lincoln Children’s Books for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Have you read Mary Shelley? What did you think of it?