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FRANKENSTEIN by Brigit Viney
adapted by Brigit Viney, illustrated by Brigit Viney
HORROR AND GHOST STORIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"But overall, this one wins points for a masterful rendition that adds much value to the original. (Graphic classic. 10 & up)"
Much of the power of Viney's adaptation of Mary Shelley's horror classic lies within the artwork. Read full book review >

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FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 26, 2012

"Some narrative weakness aside, a brilliantly designed app; the current benchmark for high-quality storytelling via tablet."
Mary Shelley's classic rewritten and retooled, with an appealing gothic-style interface and ingeniously immersive format. Read full book review >

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FRANKENSTEIN by Rick Walton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"Whether young readers recognize the relationship to the Parisian version or not, adults will appreciate the clever yet silly send-up. Most children, however, will see this as just another funny monster book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Just in time for Halloween, Walton and Hale (Twelve Bots of Christmas, 2010) combine their talents to become "Ludworst Bemonster," author of a droll parody of Ludwig Bemelmans' Madeline. Read full book review >

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FRANKENSTEIN by Dean Koontz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2010

"Comic strip characters and pedestrian prose—pretty silly stuff really, but we all know how it works for Koontz: 400,000,000 copies sold in 38 languages, give or take."
In the fourth installment of his Frankenstein series (Dead and Alive, 2009, etc.), Koontz posits a new kind of vexation with the same old objective: Kill everybody. Read full book review >

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FRANKENSTEIN by Lloyd S. Wagner
adapted by Lloyd S. Wagner, illustrated by Naresh Kumar
FICTION
Released: July 27, 2010

"A satisfyingly haunting introduction to a masterwork of English literature, likely to inspire further interest in all things Frankenstein. (Graphic classic. 10 & up)"
Mary Shelley's horror classic is a story meant to be illustrated. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Cogent vivisection of a literary legend animated by the universal human fascination with the dark side."
A thoroughly entertaining look at the iconic monster. Read full book review >

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VALENTINE FRANKENSTEIN by Maggie Twohill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

"For an easily read valentine story with similar circumstances but more interesting characters and a more substantial story, try Barbara Cohen's 213 Valentines (p. 1008). (Fiction. 8-11)"
Amanda is Walter's only friend; she knows he dreads Valentine's Day, when he'll be publicly humiliated as the least popular fifth grader, so she stuffs the class Valentine box with 50 cards, all addressed to Walter in different handwritings. Read full book review >

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FATHER OF FRANKENSTEIN by Christopher Bram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 1995

"A lumbering, toothless monster."
The fictionalized last days of James Whale, the gay Hollywood director who made Show Boat and Frankenstein, are uncompellingly and clunkily rendered by Bram (Hold Tight, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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TEEN FRANKENSTEIN by Chandler Baker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A fast, fun popcorn read and promising series opener. (Horror. 12-16)"
A loose Frankenstein retelling set in small-town Texas.Read full book review >

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FRANKENSTEIN DREAMS by Michael Sims
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Although the science in these stories is dated, the thematic profundity and historical context make this anthology a thought-provoking and undeniably entertaining read."
The latest anthology of Victorian genre fiction from Sims (Arthur and Sherlock, 2017, etc.) focuses on historically significant science fiction and includes tales from Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and Arthur Conan Doyle. Read full book review >

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THE FRANKENSTEIN JOURNALS by Scott Sonneborn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Spindly the plotline may be, but it's greened up with a few yuks and rises from an unusually fertile series premise. (Light fantasy. 9-11)"
The discovery of a detailed journal kept by his patchwork dad's creator prompts a child with mismatched parts of his own to start tracking down his many "cousins." Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 6, 2012

"A valiant, earnest effort trumped by its unevenness."
This political thriller set amid the presidential election of 2020 envisions an America further besieged by many of today's issues. Read full book review >