The story of Mary Shelley is a complicated one for young readers/listeners. Mary’s mother died when she was eleven days old. She had a wicked stepmother. She fell in love and left home to be with a married poet. And, oh yes, she wrote a horror story that conjured a scary future.
Somehow the author of this continuously excellent series, manages to make this all understandable. She also acknowledges the talents of Mary’s parents and the circle of which Mary was a part. As always, there is a helpful timeline at the end of the book. Kudos to the author for doing all this in a short, illustrated book.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Quarto publishing for this book in exchange for an honest review.