All readers interested in illustrated literature, from middle school to young adult to the old and venerable, read and witness: Every day along his sales route Dominicus Pike passes on important news of the day. One day he hears about a catastrophe that befalls the esteemed Mr. Higgenbotham, so he relays that startling news immediately. But his story doesn’t add up as further details emerge. Was Dominicus relaying news or just telling a tale? Find out by reading Nathaniel Hawthorne’s most charming story, simplified and modernized by author Jerome Tiller's light and respectful editing, with its charms magnified via fabulous pen and ink drawings by Marc Johnson-Pencook.
This adaptation will introduce middle school readers to Nathaniel Hawthorne, one of America's greatest authors. But this classic adaptation 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 chooses the best short-form literature to modernize for the Adapted Classics collection – like this classic short story told by renowned author Nathaniel Hawthorne – by simplifying the language and adapting the narrative 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 for all!