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Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein by Linda Bailey and Julia Sarda

$22.99

Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein by Linda Bailey and Julia Sarda

$22.99

“[Bailey’s] writing is warm and inclusive, posing occasional questions directly to the reader and establishing Shelley as a spirited dreamer . . . . Readers will revel in this artful portrait of a celebrated young author and better appreciate the true brains behind the operation.” starred review, Booklist

“The many decorative details, reminiscent of 18th-century gravestone designs, will fascinate children, and the gaunt, Gorey-like, grave-pallid figures will send chills down the spine. An exciting tale in its own right, this biography should prime readers for the original.” —Kirkus

 “Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein shows how a book can be imagined and created through the inspiration of personal experiences and daydreams. It is a book that will inspire readers that they, too, can become writers by tapping into their own experiences and imaginations!” —CM Magazine

“Linda Bailey will inspire young writers with this picture book biography of Mary Shelley, the girl who dreamed up the idea for one of the greatest novels of all time.” —School Library Connection

“[Júlia] Sardà’s distinctive angular illustrations are rife with thoughtful period detail and patterns in rich tones, evoking an appropriately maudlin mood while showcasing how Shelley’s life was a catalyst to art and creativity—and, perhaps, the birth of science fiction.” –starred review, Publishers Weekly

“Sarda’s snappy, elegant illustrations evoke Gothic suspense . . . . Visually atmospheric and bold.” —The Toronto Star

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