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Grades 9 - 12Grades 5 - 12Z6.695022
J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy featuring cover art by Caldecott Honor winning children’s book illustrator Peter Sís, this edition of The Hobbit has been specially formatted for young readers. Larger print size and wider margins provide reading ease for the youngest Tolkien fans. This quality digest edition also includes interior maps and original interior illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.
Hardcover, 10 pages
ISBN-10: 0001361287
ISBN-13: 9780001361287
156 Book Reviews
  • m0ns3r3n3rgy420
    m0ns3r3n3rgy420about 1 year33 stars
    it got a bit boring at the beginning but picked up a lot in the middle
    • Poppy dog almost 2 years
      The hobbit is a really cool story
      • glitcher075
        glitcher075almost 2 years55 stars
        THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE BOOK! it's even better than Harry Potter!
        • Anickin Skywalkabout 2 years
          How old do you have to be to read the hobbit I am on the 4th Harry Potter book.
          • maddie720
            maddie720almost 2 years55 stars
            I am on the 5th harry potter book and I am reading the hobbit and I am ten so yeah ten is an appropriate age.
            • glitcher075
              glitcher075almost 2 years55 stars
              I would think ten years old?
            • roxanne3
              roxanne3about 2 years22 stars
              I am reading this book for my class, and it is definitely not my favorite, but I think a big part of that is because we are reading 1 chapter per week, and I usually read much faster than that so it is hard to keep track of the story. So far, it is pretty exciting, with Bilbo and his friends sneaking into the great dragon Smaug's lair to steal some treasure. I hope that in the end, they all turn out OK and find Gandalf!!!
              • hiya kidozzzzover 2 years
                soz meant to put "its a great book"would recommend it
                • buddydepug
                  buddydepugover 2 years55 stars
                  This is definitely one of my favorites. I say you should totally read it.
                  • bookwave
                    bookwaveover 2 years55 stars
                    This is a great book I just picked up and read. I really like the adventure, the thrills, the intrigue, and the poems. It has a lot of poems and songs in it. I really liked and I would read again.
                    • amkilic
                      amkilicalmost 3 years
                      I decided to read this book because my teacher recommended it to me and told me it was the best book she ever read.
                      • granger4life
                        granger4lifealmost 3 years55 stars
                        i loved this book