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She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein

Written by Lynn Fulton and illustrated by Felicita Sala
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A 2018 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children鈥檚 Books

On the bicentennial of Frankenstein, join Mary Shelley on the night she created the most frightening monster the world has ever seen.

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.

This fascinating story gives readers insight into the tale behind one of the world鈥檚 most celebrated novels and the creation of an indelible figure that is recognizable to readers of all ages.

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Who Wrote She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein

Who Illustrated She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein

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Felicita Sala

Felicita is a self taught illustrator. She graduated in Philosophy from the University of Western Australia. She has illustrated several picture books, such as Mr.Crum鈥檚 Potato Predicament, Big Foot and Little Foot, She Made a Monster and Ode to an Onion. She is the author and illustrator of Lunch at n.10, Pomegranate Street. She draws inspiration from folk art and music, mid-century illustration, byzantine iconography, nature, and children. She lives in Rome with her husband and their daughter, Nina.

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  • 2018 New York Times Best Illustrated Children鈥檚 Book Award

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0525579605
ISBN 13:
9780525579601
Publication Date:
September 18, 2018