Time for another book off the shelf. Vince Fago was a Golden Age comic book artist/editor best known for his work in the funny animal field. In the 1970's, however, he also spearheaded a line of comics-style adaptations of classic literature intended for schools. The only one of these that ever fell into my hands was DRACULA. Contemporary to Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan's Marvel version of the Count, this is as straightforward an adaptation of Bram Stoker's original novel as you can get (when you consider that the original was actually a series of letters and journal entries).
The art was by Nestor Redondo, an excellent Filipino comics illustrator who had 20 years of experience and success outside the US before he ended up becoming known for his seventies suspense (and some SWAMP THING) stories for DC.
If the ubiquitous 80's/'90's children's hardcover classics with art mostly by the Pablo Marcos studio were analogous to Big Little Books then these Now Age Illustrated Classics from Pendulum were certainly a modern version of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED. The one I have is a paperback but I have seen hardbacks. The whole series was also repackaged a number of times over the years in different formats.