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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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  • comanderkitten
    comanderkittenFriday, February 24, 2017 at 9:07 am55 stars
    Riley want to read book Sean the movie lived it loved it
    • blockedacorn
      blockedacornMonday, February 13, 2017 at 10:56 am
      hard to read but great
      • happypug12
        happypug12Monday, February 13, 2017 at 9:41 am44 starsFeatured
        After watching the Hobbit movies and loving them, I wanted to read the book. I was surprised at how little they changed in the movies. This classic tale begins in the Shire, and in the Shire lives peacefully Biblo Baggins. He is a respectable Hobbit who has nothing and wants nothing to do with adventures and journeys and peril. But he is soon swept up on an dreary, dangerous, wet, hungry journey with dwarves to exact their revenge on the wicked dragon Smaug and reclaim their long-lost gold. I really enjoyed reading the Hobbit (although the writing was unclear at some places as if the author had too many ideas going on at once) and it was an interesting mix of poetry, adventure, and is just overall an epic tale. A perfect classic for all ages, young and old, adventurous or not!
        • kadester
          kadesterMonday, January 30, 2017 at 3:12 pm44 stars
          Its awesome! But a bit hard. :)
          • sea_bunny
            sea_bunnyWednesday, October 19, 2016 at 10:37 am55 stars
            Bilbo Baggins was a young hobbit, he had had a simple lifestyle, he tended to his garden, drank tea, and read the newspaper. Until he's approached by a wizard, named Gandalf and 13 dwarfs. Gandalf told Bilbo that the dwarfs home had been taken over by a dragon, named Smaug. They told Bilbo to help them take back their home, Bilbo decided to help. What will happen on their adventure with Orcs, Dragons, and worst of all, Saruman? Read the book to find out!
            • lalbr
              lalbrSunday, September 25, 2016 at 9:14 am55 stars
              i have see all of the movies but i have not read the book. I will say that the movie was very good and my friends says the book is good!:)
              • pianist360
                pianist360Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 8:03 pm
                I read this book when I was nine and I loved it so much! It is still by far the best book I have ever read. Also it is of not many at all, movie is good to. I reccomend this book to ANYONE based on my expeirence. It will take you somewhere else! I myself would read it again but I will never feel the same way!
                • m1lk3y_w4y
                  m1lk3y_w4yThursday, September 8, 2016 at 5:38 pm55 starsFeatured
                  I have immensely enjoyed enjoyed The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. The Hobbit is about Bilbo Baggins, who is a hobbit, which is a person who is rich and highly respected. Hobbits are known to live a good life, enjoy their riches and not supposed to go on adventures, but Gandalf and his dwarf friends tell Bilbo of an adventure of his lifetime and that this adventure has a generous reward at the end, which is why they choose him for the job. As they set off, they find themselves in trouble with the orcs, who are like goblins. Bilbo finds a magic ring and they make many enemies along the way. Their adventures are dangerous and nerve-wrecking! They must go through a black forest with giant spiders that are poisonous, and the King of the Forest, who puts them in prison for disturbing his royal subjects. Bilbo helps the dwarves escape and he finally reaches his treasure, but the adventure does not end there. They then have to defeat an evil dragon that has been plundering all the people of the towns near his mountain and takes their valuables. Bilbo finally defeats the dragon and gets his share of the reward, which is a handsome sum of money and treasures. He heads back to his home, but finds that he is no longer respected because he went on an adventure rather than live his life as a hobbit like everyone expected him to. I recommend this book to higher level readers because it is a challenging book to understand, although it is quite interesting.
                  • cobaltWednesday, September 7, 2016 at 4:28 pm
                    This book is wonderful and I think all kids should read it.
                    • allygator
                      allygatorMonday, August 22, 2016 at 3:38 pm55 stars
                      I feel like it takes you into another world where anything is possible. One day you could be living in a hobbit hole and the next day you could be facing a dragon. I just love it.

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