Parents' Guide to

Gris Grimly's Frankenstein

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Illustrated version puts fresh, surreal spin on classic.

Book Mary Shelley Horror 2013
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 8+

Great story and great graphic art

Everybody knows the story. Filosofie meets fantasy. And great graphics! My son loves it as I also do. He is 8
age 10+

Extremly awesome

I love him. He is original and extrremly talented.

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Educational value

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (3):

Mary Shelley's original novel is a classic of Gothic horror, still enthralling after two centuries. Its language and narrative structure can be daunting for young modern readers, however, and GRIS GRIMLY'S FRANKENSTEIN finds a way to make the story accessible without tossing Shelley's distinctive prose aside. The tension between the florid, archaic writing and Grimly's stylized, grotesque, and somehow whimsical illustrations creates a unique and engaging reading experience. It won't be to the tastes of purists, but Gris Grimly's Frankenstein may serve as a welcoming gateway to a deep and rich literary tradition for adventurous teen readers.

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