Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Hobbit

byJ. R. R. TolkienIllustratorMichael Hague

Paperback | October 15, 1989

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Whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in his hobbit-hole in Bag End by Gandalf the wizard and a company 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. Although quite reluctant to take part in this quest, Bilbo surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and his skill as a burglar! Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit met with instant success when published in 1937. Now, in 1997, this special new edition, illustrated by Alan Lee, commemorates the sixtieth anniversary of a great classic.

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A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers...
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Title:HobbitFormat:PaperbackDimensions:10 × 7.84 × 0.94 inPublished:October 15, 1989Publisher:Zebra books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0395520215

ISBN - 13:9780395520215

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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"Warm and dusky colors predominate in the handsome full-color scenes--forty-eight in all, including five lavish spreads--that embellish this edition, which is also beautifully designed."