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Mary's monster : love, madness, and how Mary Shelley created Frankenstein  Cover Image Book Book

Mary's monster : love, madness, and how Mary Shelley created Frankenstein / Lita Judge.

Judge, Lita, (author,, illustrator.).


"Pairing free verse with over three hundred pages of black-and-white watercolor illustrations, Mary's Monster is a unique and stunning biography of Mary Shelley, the pregnant teenage runaway who became one of the greatest authors of all time. Legend is correct that Mary Shelley began penning Frankenstein in answer to a dare to write a ghost story. What most people don't know, however, is that the seeds of her novel had been planted long before that night. By age nineteen, she had been disowned by her family, was living in scandal with a married man, and had lost her baby daughter just days after her birth. Mary poured her grief, pain, and passion into the powerful book still revered two hundred years later, and in Mary's Monster, author/illustrator Lita Judge has poured her own passion into a gorgeous book that pays tribute to the life of this incredible author."-- Amazon

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781626725003
  • ISBN: 1626725004
  • Physical Description: 312 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Target Audience Note:
Young Adult.
1070L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 7.1 3 501480.
Awards Note:
Amelia Bloomer Book List, 2019
Subject: Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851 > Juvenile poetry.
Women authors > Biography > Juvenile poetry.
Women > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.
Biographical poetry.

Available copies

  • 11 of 11 copies available at Missouri Evergreen.


  • 0 current holds with 11 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adair County Public Library JUV B Shelley (Text) 34029002391547 Juv Biography Available -
Cape Girardeau Public Library 823.7 JUD (Text) 33042004512284 Teen Non-Fiction Available -
Jefferson County Library-Arnold T 823.7 JUDGE (Text)
Digital Bookplate: Amelia Bloomer Book List -- 2019
30061040066546 Teen Non-Fiction Available -
Little Dixie - Main Library - Moberly 823.7 JUDGE (Text) 2004163399 Non-Fiction Shelves Available -
Little Dixie - Paris F JUDGE (Text) 2004124423 YA Fiction Available -
Poplar Bluff - Main Library YA OW JUDGE (Text) 38420101597611 OTHER WORLDS (YA) Available -
Scenic Regional-Owensville YA 823.7 JUD (Text) 3007529115 Young Adult NonFiction Available -
Scenic Regional-Union YA 823.7 JUD (Text) 3007528984 Young Adult NonFiction Available -
Scenic Regional-Warrenton YA 823.7 JUD (Text) 3007529107 Young Adult NonFiction Available -
Scenic Regional-Wright City YA 823.7 JUD (Text) 3007543673 Young Adult NonFiction Available -

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