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An illustrated edition of the enchanting prequel to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit—the classic fantasy that inspired Peter Jackson’s major motion picture trilogy—in a newly expanded edition.

When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim the hoard of gold stolen from them by the evil dragon Smaug, Gandalf the wizard suggests an unlikely accomplice: Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit dwelling in peaceful Hobbiton.

Along the way, the company faces trolls, goblins, giant spiders, and worse. But as they journey from the wonders of Rivendell to the terrors of Mirkwood and beyond, Bilbo will find that there is more to him than anyone—himself included—ever dreamed. Unexpected qualities of courage and cunning, and a love of adventure, propel Bilbo toward his great destiny . . . a destiny that waits in the dark caverns beneath the Misty Mountains, where a twisted creature known as Gollum jealously guards a precious magic ring.
Paperback, 144 pages
ISBN-10: 0007611625
ISBN-13: 9780261102668
14 Book Reviews
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  • ginnyweasley2
    ginnyweasley2Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 8:16 am55 stars
    Bilbo Baggins is suprised when there is a knock on the door. He is not expecting anyone. He is even more suprised when it turns out to be Gandalf, who has not come for a long time, in fact, since old Took died. He is even more suprised, when he finds himself inviting Gandalf to tea. The next morning, when a bunch of dwarfs come to visit, he finds himself embarking on an adventure with them.
    • beezneez
      beezneezTuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:10 am44 stars
      its a slow book in the first like 1 - 25 pages in but it gets very very good in the rest of the book. I think you should read this book!
      • owen23
        owen23Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 6:24 am55 stars
        It’s a great book, its in a mystical world with giant animals magic kind of like Harry Potter .
        • willv
          willvThursday, June 4, 2020 at 6:19 am55 stars
          Bilbo baggins is surprised when thorin and his band of dwarves arrive. The dwarves want to regain their treasures under the mountain and need a 14th companion. If you want a really exiting book for the summer, this is the ONE!
          • AjThursday, June 6, 2019 at 11:03 am
            It is a good book i have read the first book .now i am on the second one and it is realy amazing (:
            • #potterheadMonday, March 4, 2019 at 3:09 pm
              No book can ever be better than the Harry Potter series. Have read them all at least 5 times. The hobbit was ok.
              • raideratte
                raideratteTuesday, December 11, 2018 at 12:41 pm55 stars
                This book is great! So far... Honestly I think it's better than Harry Potter books . also once u read the hobbit u can read lord of the rings
                • snippyisdevon
                  snippyisdevonThursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:48 am
                  best book ever
                  • hia_leaf
                    hia_leafWednesday, November 30, 2016 at 12:28 pm
                    so great
                    • tarynw
                      tarynwThursday, April 14, 2016 at 2:02 pm
                      This book rocks! I love Gandalf! And Bomber. So good! 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,999 stars!