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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
157 Book Reviews
  • bluepanther011
    bluepanther011about 1 month44 stars
    My mom read this book countless times when she was a kid and now I've read it countless times. I would definitely recommend this book, it is just awesome!
    • m0ns3r3n3rgy420
      m0ns3r3n3rgy420almost 2 years33 stars
      it got a bit boring at the beginning but picked up a lot in the middle
      • Poppy dog over 2 years
        The hobbit is a really cool story
        • glitcher075
          glitcher075over 2 years55 stars
          THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE BOOK! it's even better than Harry Potter!
          • Anickin Skywalkover 2 years
            How old do you have to be to read the hobbit I am on the 4th Harry Potter book.
            • maddie720
              maddie720over 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
                glitcher075over 2 years55 stars
                I would think ten years old?
              • roxanne3
                roxanne3over 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 kidozzzzabout 3 years
                  soz meant to put "its a great book"would recommend it
                  • buddydepug
                    buddydepugabout 3 years55 stars
                    This is definitely one of my favorites. I say you should totally read it.
                    • bookwave
                      bookwaveover 3 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
                        amkilicover 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.