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The Diaries of Eve and Adam

By Mark Twain

Illustrated by Marc Johnson-Pencook

Adapted by Jerome Tiller


Eve & Adam view the wonder of God’s creation differently. But weren’t they supposed to live in harmony? Doesn’t Eve meddle in Adam’s business? Isn’t Adam too self-absorbed? Is nature too full of wonder for Eve, or are Adam’s priorities out of whack? Mark Twain’s tender take on creation and gender roles will amuse you while you decide what Mr. Twain gets right. And yet another wonder of creation? Marc Johnson-Pencook’s illustrations! They simply amaze!

Hop-Frog

By Edgar Allan Poe

Illustrated by Marc Johnson-Pencook

Adapted by Jerome Tiller


Hop-Frog, a captive dwarf, served as the king’s jester for the scraps that fell from the royal table. He was able to endure maltreatment from the king and his ministers as long as his friend Trippetta was treated with dignity. But when the king disrespected Miss Trippetta, Hop-Frog devised a plan that would make the king regret his bad deed forevermore.

Watch Hop-Frog carry out his ingenious plan via fine-art illustrations from the pen of Marc Johnson-Pencook. Marc’s amazing illustrations will pull you into the story while Edgar Allan Poe’s fast-moving tale engrosses and challenges you.

The Facts Concerning The Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut

By Mark Twain

Illustrated by Marc Johnson-Pencook

Adapted by Jerome Tiller


An unwelcome guest appears as Mark Twain is preparing to host his dear Aunt Mary’s annual visit. Straightaway the guest begins exposing and attacking Mr. Twain’s character. But Mr. Twain isn’t about to put up with being shamed by the likes of this scaly intruder, so he enters what will become an all-out contest of wits and insults.

Follow the battle royal as it plays out and see it displayed in all its wild aspects through the wickedly original minds-eye of illustrator Marc Johnson-Pencook. You’ll be glad you grabbed a front row seat.

Mr. Higginbotham’s Catastrophe

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

Illustrated by Marc Johnson-Pencook

Adapted by Jerome Tiller


Dominicus Pike can sure tell a story. And every day at every stop along his sales route he captivates listeners when he passes on the important news of the day. When Dominicus hears about a catastrophe that befalls the beloved and esteemed Mr. Higgenbotham, he relays that startling news immediately. But something doesn’t add up with his account when the details of the catastrophe emerge.

Was Dominicus relaying news or was he telling a tale? Find out when you read Nathanial Hawthorne’s most charming story, with its many charms magnified via fabulous pen and ink drawings by Marc Johnson-Pencook.

Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

Illustrated by Marc Johnson-Pencook

Adapted by Jerome Tiller


Dr. 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 amazing pen and ink illustrations, this adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic story will introduce middle readers to one of America’s greatest authors.

Adapted Classics’ “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment” has received excellent reviews. Order now!

Thou Art The Man

By Edgar Allan Poe

Illustrated by Marc Johnson-Pencook

Adapted by Jerome Tiller


Mr. Barnabas Shuttleworthy takes a short trip away from home. When his wounded horse returns home without him, townspeople gather en masse. They are alarmed over his disappearence and eager to do anything to find him. Mr. Shuttleworthy’s friend, Charley Goodfellow, takes charge of matters and directs the search. No better person to lead a search than Charley, for he has the eye of a lynx. The search party finds many clues, but no Barnabas Shuttleworthy. Still, the clues do point to a likely suspect.

This somewhat obscure Edgar Alan Poe tale contains an ample amount of suspense and surprise, plus a satisfying dose of good, gallows humor. Add to these qualities the amazing pen and ink illustrations by Mr. Marc Johnson-Pencook, and you have a dynamic story for the ages. So come join the search for the man – the respectable Barnabas Shuttleworthy might just pop-up when and where you least expect to find him.