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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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  • 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!!!!
                    • 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!!!!!

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