Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

This book is a classic!  Good for all ages!

Protagonist Age:
Bilbo Baggins (51 yr old hobbit)
Very mild (none)
Mild (fight goblins, trolls, dragon)
Controlled Substance:
Mild (smoke pipe weed)
Special Issues:
AR Level/Points:
BL 6.6/ 16 pts
Suggested Age:
8 yrs
Comments on Specific Events:
Synopsis from Goodreads

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.
Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent. The text in this 372-page paperback edition is based on that first published in Great Britain by Collins Modern Classics (1998), and includes a note on the text by Douglas A. Anderson (2001). Unforgettable!

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