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In the yellow moonlight, the hideous monster opens his eyes. Dr Frankenstein’s quest to create life is complete, but at what cost? Why does the creature now turn against his maker? Is there anything anyone can do to stop him?

Part of the Usborne Young Reading series, this retelling of the classic horror story is ideal for newly independent readers.

  • Mary Sebag-Montefiore, who adapted Frankenstein for the Usborne Reading Programme, explains why the classic story is so relevant today on the Usborne blog

Book information

Key Stage
KS2/3 E
Lexile Measure
Book Band
ISBN: 9781474924979
Extent: 128 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Mary Shelley, adapted by Mary Sebag-Montefiore

Press reviews

“Full of authentic details about horse and pony life.”


Visit Usborne Quicklinks for links to websites where you can find out more about Mary Shelley who wrote the original tale over 200 years ago, see handwritten pages from her notebooks and watch trailers from classic movies inspired by Frankenstein.

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Resources for this book

  • Usborne Reading Programme
    Find out more about the Usborne Reading Programme, download a chart of the seven levels and watch an interview with reading consultant Alison Kelly.
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