Mary and Frankenstein: the true story of Mary Shelley by Linda Bailey & Julia Sarda

£12.99

How does a story begin? Sometimes it begins with a dream…

It began with a girl named Mary. She liked to daydream and imagine. And she grew up to write Frankenstein.

The inspirational true story of the great writer Mary Shelley, brought to life for children in this stunning picture book by multi-award winning author Linda Bailey and with beautiful illustrations from Julia Sarda. Mary loves stories, but the stories in her daydreams are far more thrilling than those in any book. After a troubled childhood, eighteen-year-old Mary runs away to Switzerland with the famous poet Percy Bysse Shelley, her step-sister in tow.

One dark and stormy night at his house by the lake, they huddle around the fire, telling ghost stories. But Mary can imagine better than those! After learning about electricity that can make dead frogs twitch, she has a nightmare that triggers the birth of one of the greatest scary stories of all time: Frankenstein…

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Description

Part of our Golden Hare Christmas Gift Guide 2018

A perfect read for the very youngest aspiring writers, and for fans of Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell’s The Sleeper and the Spindle.

Praise for the illustrator: “Julia Sarda’s illustrations are dark, dream-like, detailed” THE TIMES

Additional information

Weight 456 g
Dimensions 199 × 298 × 15 cm
ISBN

9781783446797

Format

Hardback

Pagination

48 pages

Publisher

Andersen Press

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