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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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  • ranger51
    ranger51Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:26 am55 starsFeatured
    J.R.R. Tolkien is FOR SURE one of my favorite authors (apart of John Flanagan, the author of my favorite series Ranger's Apprentice). The Hobbit was different than the Lord of the Rings to me (but I also read the LOTR series when I was 7 vs. The Hobbit for the first time when I was 9). There were a lot less details than in the Lord of the Rings (where I find the little un-important things sometimes just going on and on and on until I'm tired and want to get to the main point... although I still love those books...). This was one of those books where you (finally) read the actual thing BEFORE you watch the movies... (Yeah, I know... that never seems to happen, does it?!) So I found this very different (and WAY better) than the movies in a lot of ways. I really enjoyed it all coming from Bilbo's perspective and I find it more enjoyable than from Frodo's or the others in LOTR. It had more action, it seemed like, although I wish the book was a little bit longer because I just didn't want it to end!! Whenever I'm bored or don't know what to read, my go-to place is the Hobbit. I've probably read this book 20 times in the last 5 years and I'm still going to read it another 10 before 2018 is over. I just LOVE this series!! (and I love the elves, too!)
    • suchomimus
      suchomimusTuesday, February 27, 2018 at 3:26 am55 stars
      This is a great book. Really worth reading
      • suchomimus
        suchomimusTuesday, February 27, 2018 at 3:09 am55 stars
        I have re-read this book over the ;last month and I was thinking that DogoBooks should start a Hobbit group.
        • five0show
          five0showTuesday, January 30, 2018 at 8:04 am44 stars
          Interesting book so far!
          • suchomimus
            suchomimusThursday, January 25, 2018 at 3:30 am55 stars
            I thought this book wouldn't be as good as the film, but I was wrong. I loved it! I am now obsessed with it and I am starting a Hobbit memorabilia collection.
            • cadycat
              cadycatThursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:23 am44 stars
              this book is really adventurous and at a really high reading level
              • snippyisdevon
                snippyisdevonThursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:47 am
                best book ever
                • cugitinoma
                  cugitinomaWednesday, October 11, 2017 at 8:04 am55 stars
                  I love this book
                  • floorboard4Friday, September 29, 2017 at 1:57 pm
                    i think that it was a really nice book! it was a bit slow at times, but i really enjoyed it, and i will defiantly read it again!
                    • benchmark#2Friday, September 29, 2017 at 12:13 pm
                      i really liked the movie, so then i read the book. i liked the book, but is was really hard to read. i thought that the author seemed to like to take his time describing a single blade of grass. Other than that, it was a really good book, and i will read it again!:)

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