All readers interested in illustrated literature, from middle school to young adult to the old and venerable, read and witness: Doctor Heidegger has invited four old friends to his study. He needs their help with an experiment. His friends presume the experiment will be nothing out of the ordinary. Perhaps they will inspect a cobweb under a microscope or witness the slow death of a mouse. But when Dr. Heidegger's guests gather around a small black table that holds a cut-glass vase, strange things begin to happen that will change their lives, or so it seems.
Enlivened and enriched by Marc Johnson-Pencook's bold, neo-classic, pen-and-ink illustrations, and simplified and modernized by author Jerome Tiller's light and respectful editing, this adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic story will introduce middle school readers to Mr. Nathaniel Hawthorne, one of America's greatest authors.
But this adapted classic is not only for middle school readers. It will also entertain all young adult readers and every reader who enjoys beautifully written classic stories with fine art illustrations; namely, classic illustrated literature. Jerome Tiller modernizes the language in the best short-form literature – like this classic short story told by renowned author Nathaniel Hawthorne – while adapting them to blend with Marc Johnson-Pencook's imaginative, fine art illustrations that rival any rendered in the golden era of illustration. End result – illustrated literature tailored for a range of modern readers, from middle school to young adult to mid-life and beyond! This is illustrated classic literature at its finest, for one and all!