Middle school students are expected to advance rapidly from easy reading to long, difficult literature. Adapted Classics stories can mediate that transition. Short, illustrated, slightly modified and modernized, Adapted Classics stories are fun to read. What a smart way to introduce modern youth to great authors of old!
HOP-FROG - POE ILLUSTRATED
THE SYSTEM OF DR. TARR & PROFESSOR FETHER - POE ILLUSTRATED
EMERSON, HOLMES, AND LONGFELLOW - TWAIN ILLUSTRATED