For the first time in A-format paperback, J.R.R. Tolkienâ€²s
novella about the adventures of a bewitched toy dog.
While on holiday in 1925, four-year-old Michael Tolkien lost his
beloved toy dog on the beach at Filey in Yorkshire. To console him,
his father, J.R.R.Tolkien, improvised a story about Rover, a real
dog who is magically transformed into a toy and is forced to seek
out the wizard who wronged him in order to be returned to
This charming tale, peopled by a sand-sorcerer and a terrible
dragon, by the king of the sea and the Man-in-the-Moon, went
through several drafts over the years. Now, more than 70 years on,
the adventures of Rover - or, for reasons that become clear in the
story, â€²Roverandomâ€² - are published in A format for the first
time. Rich in wit and wordplay, Roverandom is edited and introduced
by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond and includes Tolkienâ€²s
own delightful illustrations.