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Young Reading Series 3 Classic stories

  • The classic horror story by Mary Shelley retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories.
  • Victor Frankenstein dreams of creating life. As lightning flashes across the sky, his creature stirs. Will it be the perfect being he imagines, or a monster?
  • Each scene is atmospherically brought to life with Victor Tavares’ illustrations.
  • Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.


Key Stage: KS2 E; Age 7+

Lexile Measure: 670L

Book Band: 11 - Lime

BIC: C2N79

CEFR Level: C1

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £5.99
ISBN: 9780746089446
64 pages
198 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Rosie Dickins

Illustrator: Victor Tavares

Reader Reviews

A good classic
This is a good, simple version of the classic Frankenstein. Good for homework projects as it is a simple quick read.

Kate Edge, 6th September 2014


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