She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein

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She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein On the bicentennial of Frankenstein join Mary Shelley on the night she created the most frightening monster the world has ever seenOn 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 inspiredAs the night wore on Mary grewanxious 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 monsterThis fascinating story gives readers insight into the tale behind one of the world s most celebrated novels and the creation of an indelible figure that is recognizable to readers of all ages Eye catching artwork and engaging storytelling give this biography of a fascinating woman evenappeal BooklistLynn Fulton loves reading and writing so much that she got a PhD in English She has worked as an insurance investigator middle school teacher and writing tutor and has had numerous hobbies besides writing books such as painting pictures designing T shirts practicing German trying to learn Spanish and playing terrible piano She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and teenage son plus a dog cat and bunnyFelicita Sala is a self taught illustrator who studied philosophy at the University of Western Australia She has worked on several animation projects but her passion is making picture books Her previous books include Joan Procter Dragon Doctor by Patricia Valdez and I Don t Draw I Colorby Adam Lehrhaupt Felicita lives in Rome with her husband and their daughter Visit her online at FelicitaSala Follow her on Twitter at felicitasala and Instagram at felicitala