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Frankenstein - Kid Classics

The Classic Edition Reimagined Just-for-Kids! (Illustrated & Abridged for Grades 4 – 7) (Kid Classic #1)

Part of Kid Classics
Adapted by Margaret Novak / Illustrated by Maïté Schmitt

Now the classic novel by Mary Shelley is an illustrated storybook perfect for kids of all ages! Kid Classics: Frankenstein is fun and just the right amount of scary! 

On a stormy summer evening two centuries ago, Mary Shelley wrote the classic tale about a scientist and his monstrous creation. Now, here is the fun new just-for-kids version of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein, abridged and retold while remaining true to Shelley’s original text. It’s a story that you can’t put down: 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, the effects of technology on our lives, judging others based on looks, and the healing powers of nature. With page after page of captivating illustrations, this magical hardcover will be the fought over favorite in your home and schoolroom! 

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English Gothic novelist who wrote one of the first pieces of science fiction when she penned Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, first published in 1818. 

Maïté 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 maiteschmitt.com.