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Frankenstein

3.52  ·  Rating Details ·  62 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Victor Frankenstein learns the secret of producing life, and so, by putting together parts of various corpses, he creates the Frankenstein monster. The monster is huge and disformed, but he means no harm to anyone--until constant ill treatment drives him to murder and revenge. This easy-to-read version of Mary Shelley's long-standing masterpiece easily captures the sadness ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 12th 1982 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1982)
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Fuwei huang
Nov 07, 2013 Fuwei huang rated it really liked it
In this book,most thing is like that one man,he want to do some crazy thing that god can't do.so he use the dead body to make a real people,a monster.but the thing is when the monster is sit up.he scared of him.That is the one thing i don't understand.why he afraid of the monster he make.so lets talk about the monster.The monster come out of the house.he go the the village,that was a cold day.he is try to find an ward to get in.But when he get into the village.The people is start the kick him o ...more
Chavez
Mar 15, 2015 Chavez rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-my-students
I read this with my freshman ESOL students. I have not read the original version. Initially I was only aware of Frankenstein via movies. The book is so much more complex and now I am really interested in reading the non-adapted version.

After reading this it is so much harder to look at the Creature as only a monster. Instead I look at him as a son who was abandoned by his father. Furthermore it made me realize that it is so easy for people to judge someone strictly by how they look. As I finish
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Gail
Jul 16, 2009 Gail rated it liked it
Since my school will become a prek-8 in the fall (it is now 5-8), I have been expanding my reading adventures. This 94 page adaptation of Frankenstein actually made me think about reading the original and filling in all the details. As for its audience of young readers (raeading level is 3.4)will reading this version point them towards other Stepping Stones classics? Great Illustrated Classics? Or will they just enjoy it as a page-turning adventure whose adult characters represent a departure fr ...more
Kitty
Jan 19, 2014 Kitty rated it really liked it
This book was a great way to introduce an amazing classic to children in a less convoluted writing style. It was also perfect for discussing how people react to the unknown and things we don't understand. I definitely recommend it to all the budding horror lovers and for the parents who want their children to read more.
Alaina Sims
Oct 13, 2012 Alaina Sims rated it it was ok
I read this book to my fifth grade class, and they loved it. The adaptation does a good job of capturing the emotions behind the Monster's actions. However, sentences are constantly written as fragments. Because of the poor sentence structure, I would not want my students reading it on their own and picking up these poor writing habits.
Eros
Jan 02, 2011 Eros rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favs
Had to re-read the original after reading the Dean Koontz Frankenstein series. Always loved it but i saw it in a whole new light. It made me question who was truly the monster, the creature or the creator.
Tim Zuniga
Sep 24, 2014 Tim Zuniga rated it it was amazing
The book was great and cool.It was amazing to read it.
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i think that it was really good because i thou that i had allot of insetting facts
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I thought it was really good. i really liked the book it told me so many things about the story it was interesting to read about this book.
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