The first new illustrated edition of The Hobbit
for more than 15 years contains 150 brand new colour illustrations.
Artist Jemima Catlin''s charming and lively interpretation brings
Tolkien''s beloved characters to life in a way that will entice and
entertain a new generation of readers.
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable and quiet
life. His contentment is disturbed one day when the wizard,
Gandalf, and the dwarves arrive to take him away on an
Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more
from the entrance. He was just about to step out on to the floor
when he caught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid
of Smaug''s left eye. He was only pretending to sleep! He was
watching the tunnel entrance!
Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard
and a band of dwarves. Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a
plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large
and very dangerous dragon.