Friday, September 4, 2020

Bedtime Story: Little People Big Dreams: Mary Shelley by Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara and Illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova

Read for: Recently Added/ Children's Books/ Mary Shelley Week

Synopsis: "New in the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Mary Shelley, the English novelist and creator of Frankenstein.

When Mary Shelley was a little girl, she used to write stories beneath the trees in her garden. As an adult, Mary was inspired by this same imagination to create a ghost story, which became the famous novel: Frankenstein. This gripping book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the novelist's life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream."

My Review: Of course I had to pick up the Mary Shelley book in this series. I like how this book doesn't just focus on the writing of Frankenstein, it starts when she was born and the influence her family life had on her growth. The story is simple and easy for young ones to follow and the illustrations are simple yet have a beautiful artistic style. It appeals to both kids and adults. The aesthetics of this book are spot on with the dark tones in the book and the beautiful lightning covered end pages. I have to say just the quality of the book is great, definitely one I am happy to add to my Frankenstein shelf.

My Rating: This book is so beautiful and I like the way this takes her life from birth and influences that she takes throughout her life. I think it does a great job of showing her life and accomplishments in a way that will appeal to young readers.  I give it a rating of Four Paws!


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