Picture Book Women’s History Month-Mary Shelley

A picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall featuring a 2018 picture book about a woman making history! Happy Women’s History Month!

She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein was written by Lynn Fulton and illustrated by Felicita Sala. It was published in 2018 by Alfred A. Knopf.

I suppose almost everyone has heard of Frankenstein! But many people haven’t read the original story by Mary Shelley. Many of us are only familiar with the story as seen in movies and television. She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein is about the creator of that original tale. It focuses on how she conjured up the fantastic story out of her imagination.

Frankenstein  was meant to be frightening. But Shelley also meant it to be thoughtful about loneliness and rejection, about not fitting in.

Reading this picture book made me determine to go back and read the classic tale myself.
It might just motivate your children or students to do the same thing!

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