Back of Book:
On a stormy night two hundred years ago, a young woman sat in a dark house and dreamed of her life as a writer. She longed to follow the path her own mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, had started down, but young Mary Shelley had yet to be inspired.
As the night wore on, Mary grew more anxious. The next day was the deadline that her friend, the poet Lord Byron, had set for writing the best ghost story. After much talk of science and the secrets of life, Mary had gone to bed exhausted and frustrated that nothing she could think of was scary enough. But as she drifted off to sleep, she dreamed of a man that was not a man. He was a monster.
I received a copy of this book from author Lynn Fulton in exchange for an honest review.
Until this story, I have never read a book that I would consider a Halloween biography story. Lynn has weaved a tale that draws readers into the mind of the famous Mary Shelly. I love that this story focuses on the amazing mind behind Frankenstein’s monster. It allows readers to learn more about the woman who was truly in a league of her own. The illustrations are drawn with dark colors which enhance the spooky aspects of the story. The authors note that shares more about Mary Shelly and her fascinating life. I recommend this book as a great story for book reports and Halloween units.
Ages 6 and up