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Linda Bailey

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Obres de Linda Bailey

Stanley's Party (2003) 282 exemplars
Adventures in Ancient Greece (2002) 259 exemplars
Hot on the Trail in Ancient Egypt (2000) 181 exemplars
Adventures with the Vikings (2018) 159 exemplars
If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur (2014) 155 exemplars
Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein (2018) 147 exemplars
Adventures in the Middle Ages (2000) 135 exemplars
Carson Crosses Canada (2017) 101 exemplars
Stanley's Wild Ride (2006) 93 exemplars
When Santa Was a Baby (2017) 92 exemplars
Seven Dead Pirates (2015) 91 exemplars
The Farm Team (2006) 55 exemplars
Adventures in the Ice Age (2004) 47 exemplars
Stanley at Sea (2008) 46 exemplars
Princesses Versus Dinosaurs (2020) 45 exemplars
Stanley's Beauty Contest (2009) 41 exemplars
Goodnight, Sweet Pig (2007) 40 exemplars
Stanley's Little Sister (2010) 36 exemplars
Cinderella--with Dogs! (2023) 35 exemplars
If Kids Ruled the World (2014) 33 exemplars
Under-the-Bed Fred (2017) 33 exemplars
Arthur Who Wrote Sherlock (2022) — Autor — 32 exemplars
Toads on Toast (2012) 32 exemplars
The Three Little Mittens (2023) 30 exemplars
Stanley at School (2015) 22 exemplars
When Addie Was Scared (1999) 18 exemplars
Cincinnati Union Terminal (2003) 5 exemplars
Historic Photos of Cincinnati (2000) 4 exemplars
Remembering Cincinnati (2010) 2 exemplars
Drôles d'ordures! (1994) 2 exemplars
Bonne nuit, Cochonnette (2008) 1 exemplars


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Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Llocs de residència
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
University of British Columbia
children's book author



There are definitely other books out there that have done this inclusion theme better, but this is the one my 6yo son is obsessed with, so I'll let him be the judge. The illustrations are bright, the princesses are diverse (including a boy princess), there are dragons and dinosaurs, the humor is silly, and we have fun reading it.
sloth852 | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | Mar 11, 2024 |
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I enjoyed this book very much. It is the story behind the story of Frankenstein. Mary Shelly, the author of Frankenstein, had a very interesting life. Many things led Mary to write – what many people consider - the first science fiction novel. The book is written for both the young and old. However, this book leaves out some of Mary’s more adult experiences. The art goes extremely well with the story and enhances the book beautifully. The team of Linda Bailey (author) and Julia Sarda (illustrator) did a superb job. I would love to see these two do more books on other authors such as: H.G. Wells; Jules Verne and Edgar Allan Poe… (més)
Chris177 | Hi ha 18 ressenyes més | Feb 3, 2024 |
My review could not do justice to this well-written and beautifully illustrated book about Mary Shelley. I don't know where to begin, other than to say, Read This Book!!

I knew so very little of Mary Shelley. This is a special gift from a wonderful friend I connected with a few years ago on the 75 challenge threads. The book sat by my side for a while, on a pile of illustrated books. What a shame that I didn't read it then. But, I am so glad that I set this aside to read this year, and I wish I had read it earlier. But, I do believe that books find us, and this was the time to read about the incredible life of the creator of the exciting book Frankenstein.

Mary Shelley was a rebel, and was sent away to Scotland as a punishment for her inability to reign in her emotions. A child of a vast imagination she called her daydreams "castles in the air." To Mary, the daydreams she found in books, could never compare with her own thoughts. Her mother died when Mary was only eleven days young. Her father remarried a woman whom she despised and detested.

While she died when Mary was so very young, her biological mother was a great inspiration to her. When her mother wrote books, she did so because of a commitment and a firm belief that women should have the same rights as men. She spent countless hours visiting her mother's gravesite.

Mary wrote Frankenstein when she was only eighteen years old! As a young child, hiding behind the couch in the parlor when her father entertained Samuel Taylor, who held the attention of the the small group by reading The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, prodded Mary to later in her life, control the wildness of her thoughts and, using her fertile mind, she created a bleak book that held a lot of drama.

Roaming the barren hills of Scotland, her imagination was free to take her wherever she went. Returning to her family at the age of sixteen, she was still considered a supreme bother and big Problem. She ran away with the well-known poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, -- a perfect match, as he too was a dreamer. She even took her step sister with her. I can only imagine the consternation of her father and step mother!!!

As the book notes, they had very little money, but they traveled to Europe, on foot and with horse and donkey. Taking a boat along the Rhine River was instrumental to fomenting the ideas for Frankenstein. Seeing a old run-down castle, she called it Frankenstein.

What a fascinating life she had. With her husband, they traveled to Switzerland. There they met the world-famous poet Lord Byron. As storms rent the evening skies, the company told ghost stories.

I encourage you to obtain a copy of this book and read about the very fascinating life -- and exceptional mind -- of a young woman 18 year old woman who dared to beat the odds and wrote and had her book Frankenstein published.
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Whisper1 | Hi ha 18 ressenyes més | Jan 9, 2024 |
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A very cute story covering an argument between dinosaurs and princesses. I will have my niece read this to my youngest!
IamAleem | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | Jan 8, 2024 |



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