This October, just in time for Halloween, we’re publishing Following Frankenstein – a brilliantly conceived and hugely imaginative ‘sequel’ to Mary Shelley’s masterpiece, from the award-winning author of No Ballet Shoes in Syria and Another Twist in the Tale, Catherine Bruton.
And today we’re delighted to share an early preview of this exciting new adventure – you can read the first few chapters below!
Sometimes I was jealous of the monster of Frankenstein. I grew up believing my father cared more for him than he did for me. And was I wrong?
Maggie Walton’s father has dedicated his life to a single pursuit: hunting down the monster created by Victor Frankenstein. It has cost Maggie and her family everything – and now her father is staking everything on one last voyage to the Arctic, with Maggie secretly in tow, where he hopes to find the monster at last.
But there they make a shocking discovery: Frankenstein’s monster has a son…
A breathtaking, epic adventure, spanning the icy wastes of the Arctic Tundra to the vaudeville circus of New York, Following Frankenstein is perfect for 9-12-year-old readers this Halloween.
Take a look inside the book: