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Frankenstein - retold by Gill Tavner

Written by Mary Shelley

Part of the Real Reads Series

Classic Fiction Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers

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When Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, an epic battle of friendship and horror begins between man and monster - and as it reaches fever pitch a tragic chain of events occurs.

 

From Chesca, aged 10:

'The pictures are so detailed and emotional.  I really felt I was there.'

 

This and the other retellings by Real Reads are a fantastic way to introduce young children to some of the best-known and best-loved classics; beautifully presented and skilfully retold (and condensed – 64 pages in total) and illustrated, they are true to the original plot, capture something of the flavour and tone of the original work, while simplifying the narrative and dialogue. They’re primarily aimed for younger readers – 8-13 year olds but are also a great ‘quick fix’ for teenagers and adults.

 

This and the other retellings by Real Reads are a fantastic way to introduce young children to some of the best-known and best-loved classics; beautifully presented and skilfully retold (and condensed – 64 pages in total) and illustrated, they are true to the original plot, capture something of the flavour and tone of the original work, while simplifying the narrative and dialogue. They’re primarily aimed for younger readers – 8-13 year olds but are also a great ‘quick fix’ for teenagers and adults.

 
Real Reads will develop a confidence and enthusiasm in some Classic literature and perhaps even to address the original, something that is nurtured in the ‘Taking Things Further’ section of every Real Read. For others, who might never have tackled the originals, Real Reads make accessible great stories, great characters and important moral debates which they might otherwise never have encountered.

 

To take a look at the other classic novels published by Real Reads click here.

 

Perfect for Reluctant Readers as well as keen readers.  To view other titles we think are suitable for reluctant readers please click here.

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Frankenstein - retold by Gill Tavner Synopsis

"You must hear my tale.  You must hear my terrible terrible tale."

Committed to the deadly pursuit of the monster he created, Victor Frankenstein tells his chilling story.  It all began with a desire to help mankind, but where will it end?

Frankenstein leads us through vast mountainous landscapes and over frozen seas.  Can he stop the fiend's murderous course?  Is he prepared to do what the monster demands?  Is the monster as evil as he seems?

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ISBN: 9781906230173
Publication date: 30/09/2008
Publisher: Real Reads
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781906230173
Publication date: 30th September 2008
Author: Mary Shelley
Publisher: Real Reads
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Classic Fiction
Other Categories: Audio Books

About Mary Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born in London. Her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, died of puerperal fever 10 days after giving birth to her daughter. Mary's labor lasted 18 hours and then it took four hours to remove the rest of the placenta. She was one of the first feminists, the author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), and the novel The Wrongs of Woman, in which she wrote: "We cannot, without depraving our minds, endeavour to please a lover or husband, but in proportion as he pleases us." In the intellectual circles of London, her acquaintances included the painter Henry Fuseli, ...

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