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Mary's Monster : Love, Madness, And How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein

by Lita Judge


"Both timely and terrifying." --Gregory Macguire, New York Times -bestselling author of Wicked Pairing free verse with over three hundred pages of black-and-white watercolor illustrations, Mary's Monster is a unique and stunning biography of Mary Shelley, the pregnant teenage runaway who became one of the greatest authors of all time. Legend is correct that Mary Shelley began penning Frankenstein in answer to a dare to write a ghost story. What most people don't know, however, is that the seeds of her novel had been planted long before that night. By age nineteen, she had been disowned by her family, was living in scandal with a married man, and had lost her baby daughter just days after her birth. Mary poured her grief, pain, and passion into the powerful book still revered two hundred years later, and in Mary's Monster , author/illustrator Lita Judge has poured her own passion into a gorgeous book that pays tribute to the life of this incredible author. A 2019 NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book A 2019 Amelia Bloomer Project Book This title has Common Core connections.

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Copyright year 2018
ISBN-13 9781626725003
ISBN-10 1626725004
Class Copyright
Publisher Roaring Brook Press
Subject Biography & Autobiography;Literary Criticism
File Size 91 MB
Number of Pages 320
Length of Recording 6
Language ENG
Shelf No. NC705
Grade Range 9-
Ages 14-
Lexile 1070L
Curriculums Texas Education Agency: Featured Titles Trademarks