Thursday, August 30, 2018

Frankenstein Day

August 30 is Frankenstein Day celebrating English author Mary Shelley who wrote one of the world’s most read monster novel, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus.
Mary Shelly was born on August 30, 1797. She began writing hr novel when she was 18, and the first edition was published anonymously in London on 1 January 1818, when she was 20. A second addition, carrying her name, was published in 1823 in France.
With that thought in mind, I’m sharing this earlier post.

There is plenty of spooky fun in this collection of poems about monsters facing their fears and dealing with everyday situations that become weirdly complicated. The Invisible Man gets a haircut, the Phantom of the Opera has the song, "It's a Small World," stuck in his head, The Creature from the Black Lagoon forgets to wait an hour before swimming. Wolfman, Bigfoot, Dracula...they're all here and demanding to be read aloud.

Rex followed this 2006 success with more monster inspired fun in the 2008 Frankenstein Takes the Cake, detailing Frankenstein's wacky Wedding. The monster cast includes Dracula, the Sphinx, The Headless Horseman and even an alien encounter to produce plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.

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