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Frankenstein - Kid Classics: The Classic Edition Reimagined Just-for-Kids! (Kid Classic #2)

Frankenstein - Kid Classics: The Classic Edition Reimagined Just-for-Kids! (Kid Classic #2)

By: Mary Shelley , Maïté Schmitt, Margaret Novak
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Share the spine-chilling tale of Frankenstein with young readers in this fun, illustrated chapter book! Perfectly spooky, beginner readers will explore the balance between technology and humanity in this adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel.

With just the right amount of scary for spooky little readers, children can delight in the fascinating horror story of Victor Frankenstein.
On a stormy summer evening two centuries ago, Mary Shelley wrote the classic tale about a scientist and his monstrous creation. After Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret to life and uses it to build an eight-foot-tall monster, he realizes he's made a creature that he can't take care of - or control! Frankenstein and the monster chase each other across Europe, along the way learning lessons about ambition and heartbreak, the effects of technology on our lives, judging others based on looks, and the healing powers of nature.

This just-for-kids retelling of Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein:

  • Is an abridged, child-friendly version of Mary Shelley's novel
  • Features beautiful illustrated hardcover with illustrations in each chapter
  • Is perfect for homeschooling, school reading challenges, and beginning readers
  • Contributor(s): Mary Shelley , Maïté Schmitt , Margaret Novak
  • About the Contributor(s):

    Mary Shelley (1797–1851) was an English novelist best known for her 1818 Gothic horror novel Frankenstein, which not only inspired generations of writers of the dark and macabre, but also is considered by many the prototypical science-fiction novel. Shelley was born in London to philosopher William Godwin and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, who died shortly after Shelley’s birth. Raised by her father, she was well educated and deeply versed in Godwin’s anarchist political notions. She married Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, one of her father’s political followers, in 1816. It was during a trip to Geneva, Switzerland, with her husband and Lord Byron, that she famously conceived the idea for Frankenstein, the result of a competition to see who could write the best horror story. After her husband drowned in a sailing accident, Shelley returned to England to devote herself to raising their only surviving child and writing professionally. Along with Frankenstein, Shelley authored the novels Valperga, Perkin Warbeck, The Last Man, Lodore, and Falkner, as well as travelogues, short stories, and children’s literature.

    Maite Schmitt was born in a little town near Strasbourg in France, close to the German border. Her love of old animation movies inspired her to study illustration and animation. She has illustrated numerous books and worked on a short film, A priori, which combines two of her favorite things: books and bats. Say hello at

    Margaret McGuire Novak is an editor and the author of several books. She lives with her family in Charlottesville, Virginia. Find her at
  • ISBN-13 9781951511234
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 112
  • Dimensions: 8.3(h) x 6.65(w) x 0.85(d) inches
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