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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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  • 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!!!!
            • kaya0324
              kaya0324Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 6:35 pm
              i do not like but my friend loves it
              • otter
                otterMonday, February 10, 2014 at 3:03 pm55 stars
                What in middle-earth are you talking about? IT'S AWESOME!!!!!
              • 20gcogan
                20gcoganTuesday, November 6, 2012 at 5:45 pm55 stars
                This book is about Bilbo Baggings and how he finds something very special... The ring. The ring is something that if you put it on you will live forever.
                • sososo
                  sososoWednesday, May 9, 2012 at 7:45 pm44 stars
                  This book is an oldie but a goodie. though it may be a hard book it is stilll great. the main charachter, Mr. Bilbo Baggins is lovable and you will find yourself cheering for him. with a liitle humour, an adventure, a huge hoard of gold you`ll love the book
                  • bookworm13
                    bookworm13Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 5:35 pm55 stars
                    Even though it can be very confusing I think that this life like adventure of elves and dwarves is worth the read.
                    • mrs_garciaroom_20
                      Mrs. GarciaTuesday, September 13, 2011 at 2:09 am
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