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. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!
About the Author
Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mary Shelley is a book in the Little People, Big Dreams series. The book tells about Mary's life from birth through becoming an author, focusing on the most influential events in her life. Although parts of the book may be challenging for sensitive children (such as the death of Mary's mother), those events had an impact on young Mary. I appreciate the openness and honesty in this book, such as how Mary fell in love and ran off with a married man. Again, such topics may be difficult for some children to comprehend, but these events played a role in who Mary Shelley became. I appreciate the way the author approaches difficult topics in a straightforward fashion with simple sentences and does not linger on them. The timeline in the back of the book highlights important moments in Mary Shelley's life as well as events related to the success of Frankenstein. I recommend this book for elementary children that are interested in biographies and/or horror. Frankenstein is definitely something that most children will have heard of, however few will know details about the author. Mary Shelley overcame many challenges in her time, such as being a woman and becoming a published author, and was innovative in her writing (Frankenstein includes elements of science that were newly emerging at that time). I received a copy of this title from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. #NetGalley #MaryShelley