The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the second novel of Michael Clay Thompson's Shadow Trilogy. Thompson provides close-ups of poetic techniques, four-level analyses of interesting grammar, and comments about writing strategies. All focus on the author’s writing technique while still keeping the child's mind on the book itself.
Written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and first published in 1886, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is about Gabriel John Utterson, a London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll and the evil Edward Hyde. Dr. Jekyll suffers from the mental condition commonly known as a "split personality", where there are two personalities within Dr. Jekyll, one apparently good and the other evil.