On a stormy summer evening two centuries ago, Mary Shelley wrote the classic tale about a scientist and his monstrous creation. Now, here is the fun new just-for-kids version of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein, abridged and retold while remaining true to Shelley’s original text. It’s a story that you can’t put down: After Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret to life and uses it to build an eight-foot-tall monster, he realizes he’s made a creature that he can’t take care of—or control! Frankenstein and the monster chase each other across Europe, along the way learning lessons about ambition, the effects of technology on our lives, judging others based on looks, and the healing powers of nature. Beautiful illustrations enhance the story.