Mary W. Shelley


24 pp, paperback, ISBN: 978-1-911363-08-8

In this beautiful picture-book in the ‘Clasaicí Beaga Bídeacha’ series, one of Europe’s great classics is retold in Irish

The scientist Victor Frankenstein is looking for the secret of life. He creates a big ugly monster, but the monster frightens him so much that Victor runs away in fear.  The monster becomes lonely, then he becomes angry, and he goes off in search of the man who created him.

In simple Irish, and with wonderful artwork, this powerful story is introduced to the young reader. This is a book that will awaken the child’s imagination.

Clasaicí Beaga Bídeacha is a scollection of six beautifully illustrated picture-books for young readers. The collection comprises of An Odaisé (The Odussey), Romeo agus Juliet, Frankenstein, Oileán an Órchiste (Treasure Island), Don Cíochótae (Don Quixote) agus Camchuairt Ghuilivéir (Gulliver’s Travels).

Mary Shelley was born in England in 1797. Although she wrote many novels and plays, she is best known as the author of Frankenstein. Darach Ó Scolaí translated this abridged version for children.