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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.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published on September 21, 2017 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0007497938
ISBN-13: 9780007497935
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  • lavacamooz567
    lavacamooz567Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:04 am55 stars
    much different from the movie. J.R.R. Tolkien has a very creative mind because the hobbit is a very interesting and creative book.I love this book but I like it better then the movie.
    • rel
      relWednesday, January 16, 2013 at 2:07 pm55 stars
      I thought it was hard in some places to read in some places, but the book began in a wonderful way. And besides it being,again, not understandable in some places, it was very good and pretty funny. I recommend this.
      • willis12
        willis12Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 8:31 am55 stars
        I can't wait to read it. I hope it's good.
        • dalefomu
          dalefomuSunday, January 6, 2013 at 6:50 am55 stars
          My book cover says "the enchanting prelude to The Lord of the Rings" ,and as far as I am concerned that is true.
          • godsservant1
            godsservant1Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 11:04 am55 stars
            Love the Book watched the movie
            • hailz1121
              hailz1121Friday, December 14, 2012 at 9:46 pm44 stars
              This is a great book! In this book, Biblo Baggins finally has fun with his life, and goes on an adventure with Gandalf and dwarfs.
              • doIhaveto?Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm
                Gem110, I like Harry Potter so, will I like it
                • gem110
                  gem110Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:03 am44 stars
                  Imersive and creative!! Great fantasy read! Fans of Harry Potter will love!
                  • caterpillar123
                    caterpillar123Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 11:16 pm
                    yeah... I read it. harry is way better but the hobbit movie is good enough for me
                    • neoncat
                      neoncatMonday, April 14, 2014 at 3:58 pm55 stars
                      J.R.R. Tolkien always has a special place for me. He was a genius (not saying that JK isn't), and created an ENTIRE Elvish alphabet! His masterpiece is held high, and so is Rowling's. I absolutely love Harry Potter and the books are up there too.
                  • roccow
                    roccowWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 5:28 pm
                    the best book ever
                    • matthewl805
                      matthewl805Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm55 stars
                      I LOVE IT!!!!

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