Book Review: Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein

Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein
By Linda Bailey
Illustrated by Julie Sarda

My Edition:
Hardcover, 56 pages
2018, Tundra
ISBN: 9781770495593

I won a copy of this book from LibraryThing in exchange for my honest review.

This is a tale of how a girl of eighteen came to write a novel that would remain popular hundreds of years after her death.

I’m ashamed to admit I’ve yet to read Frankenstein (it’s on my list, I swear!), but I couldn’t resist putting my name in for an illustrated children’s book about Mary Shelley.

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Book Review: The Adventures of Miss Petitfour

The Adventures of Miss Petitfour
By Anne Michaels
Illustrated by Emma Block

My Edition:
Hardcover, 124 pages
2015, Tundra Books
ISBN: 9781770495005

I received this book for free from LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. All opinions in this post are my own.

Miss Petitfour loves lace, pockets, paisley, sweets and flying around with her cats via a tablecloth. Her cats, of which there are sixteen, also enjoy flying through the sky and generally having adventures. This book contains five adventures: Miss Petitfour and the Rattling Spoon, Miss Petitfour and the Jumble, Miss Petitfour  and the Penny Black, Miss Petitfour and the Birthday Cheddar and Miss Petitfour and the “Oom.”

As someone who has the potential to become a crazy cat lady, I was instantly attracted to this book – also because it looked like a beautifully illustrated book, which it is.

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: Time for Fairy Tales

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

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Book Review: Pinny the Bowling Pin

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Pinny the Bowling Pin
By Leah Ward

My Edition:
ARC e-book, 14 pages
2014, Leah Ward
ISBN: 9781502382542
Expected release date: November 21, 2014

As you may be aware, yesterday I posted a little interview I did with Leah about her new book, which touches on anti-bullying and being true to yourself, by following the tale of Pinny, the bowling pin who almost never falls over.

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