August 30 Birthday: THROUGH THE TEMPEST DARK AND WILD: A STORY OF MARY SHELLEY, CREATOR OF FRANKENSTEIN
Through the Tempests Dark and Wild: A Story of Mary Shelley, Creator of Frankenstein by Sharon Darrow, illustrated by Angela Barrett (Candlewick, 2003) *Fiction*
Focused on the teen years “where some believe that Mary’s famous novel took root” this fictionalized picture book biography is a moving account of Shelley, who published her renowned Gothic at the age of nineteen.
A Wikipedia biography of Mary Shelley with additional links is available.
Read an interview with author Sharon Darrow (includes questions related to Through the Tempests) at Cynthia Leitich Smith’s blog.