Gris Grimly's Frankenstein

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6.8 X 10.3 X 0.9 inches | 1.75 pounds

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About the Author

Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was the daughter of author and women's rights advocate Mary Wollstonecraft and political philosopher William Godwin. She was the spouse of Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and worked diligently to support his work after his death. Although Mary Shelley's novels, short stories and travelogues have drawn interest in recent years, she remains best known as the creator of Frankenstein, an enduring novel that has provided generations of readers with plentiful thrills while provoking thought and a steady stream of re-interpretations.

GRIS GRIMLY est un illustrateur renommé. Il est surtout connu pour des livres tels que Tales of Mystery and Madness d'Edgar Allan Poe, Frankenstein de Gris Grimly et The Dangerous Alphabet de Neil Gaiman. Gris et sa famille vivent à Los Angeles. Gris Grimly is a celebrated painter, sculptor, and filmmaker who has created a rich collection of spooky picture books, including the Wicked Nursery Rhymes trilogy and his own retellings of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Frankenstein, and Old MacDonald Had a Farm. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and a young son, whose love of Old MacDonald inspired Gris to reimagine the childhood classic.


"Grimly enlivens the prose while retaining its power to both frighten and engage sympathy for the monster-creator Victor Frankenstein. This is a richly morose nightmare of a book, a primer for young readers on the pleasures and dangers of decadent languidness."--New York Times Book Review
"Grimly's unique and twisted style blends perfectly with the material and breathes new life into these characters and situations. . . . Grimly's beautiful and trim version is a great way to immerse a new audience in this important work.--School Library Journal
"Grimly's haunting illustrations dramatically show the range of human emotion connected with Frankenstein and his monster-rage, despair, hurt, lament, and even joy and excitement. Though often dark, Grimly's version has a whimsical quality that will draw teens in and allow them to better access this classic novel."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
"Gris has a natural empathy with the disfranchised, the lost. His line work becomes more elegant and precise with each book but it also becomes more and more emotional and expressive. Gris is a fabulist with the soul of a graveyard poet."--Guillermo del Toro, director of Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth
"Grimly's fans have been awaiting this reworking of Shelley's 1818 classic for four years, and they will rejoice in the end result. Readers encountering the story for the first time may find Grimly's images rise to view whenever they think of it."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Grimly proves himself a more adept assembler of parts than his subject proved to be; his product is no monster, but a pastiche of style and substance that will reanimate the original for yet another generation of readers."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)