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A great modern classic and the prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his...
A great modern classic and the prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his...
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  • A great modern classic and the prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS
    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.
    "A glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with a quiet humor that is irresistible . . . All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts." – New York Times Book Review

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  • DOGO Books Leroy - This, is the pinnacle of writing, the holy grail of the fantasy genre. The book that started it all. Bilbo Baggins is an ordinary hobbit. He lives in The Shire- a place filled with nature, good food, and- of course- many, many hobbits. Now, hobbits are not just small humans, but they are...well, hobbits. Around 3 feet tall or so, they are peaceful folk, They have large appetites and eat around 7 times a day. They have hairy feet and a love of nature. When a mysterious wizard named Gandalf comes to Bilbo's house, he did not expect to go on an adventure of a lifetime. He finds his house filled with hungry dwarves, an old wizard and a mysterious key and map. After a meeting with said crew, he embarks on an adventure to help the dwarf Thorin Oakenshield reclaim The Lonely Mountain- the dwarven palace and homeland- from the clutches of Smaug, an evil dragon who keeps all the riches for himself and has a taste for dwarves. Will they ever succeed in their quest? Or will Smaug get the better of them? Only you can find out by reading this very book.
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    October 1, 2001
    First published in the U.K. in 1937, this is the volume that introduced the world to hobbits, Middle-earth, Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the wizard, and the Ring of power. A new edition, formatted for younger readers, was released in August and features cover art by Peter S s (ISBN 0-618-16221-6. $18; pap. ISBN 0-618-15082-X. $10).

    Copyright 2001 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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