When Barnabas Shuttleworthy's wounded horse returns home without him, townspeople are alarmed. His friend, Charley Goodfellow, directs a search. No better person to lead one, for Charley has the eye of a lynx. The search party doesn't find Barnabas Shuttleworthy, but clues do point to a suspect who may have done him harm.
Suspenseful and surprising, this Edgar Allan Poe tale also contains a heavy dose of good, gallows humor. Enlivened and enriched by Marc Johnson-Pencook's bold, neo-classic, pen-and-ink illustrations, simplified and modernized by author Jerome Tiller's light and respectful editing, this adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's classic story will introduce middle school readers to Mr. Edgar Allan Poe, 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, classic literature – like this classic short story told by renowned author Edgar Allan Poe – 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!