The Hobbit (Illustrated by Michael Hague Paperback Edition) : Or, There and Back Again (Paperback)

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Bilbo Baggins, a respectable well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to share in an adventure from which he may never return. *Author: Tolkien, J. R. R./ Hague, Michael (ILT) *Subtitle: Or, There and Back Again *Publication Date: 1989/10/30 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 7-9 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 7.75 *Height: 10.50

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Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780395520215
SKU 30060915
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0395520215
Release Date 10/1/1989
Sales Rank 4846
Author Info
Michael Hague
Michael Hague attended the Los Angeles Art Center College of Design, where he met his future wife, Kathleen. After graduation he became an illustrator for Hallmark Cards. His first work for children appeared when he did the illustrations for Jane Yolen's DREAM WEAVER in 1979. The following year he produced the illustrations for Kenneth Grahame's THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. He is well known for his illustrations of fairy tales and other familiar children's stories.
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"The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' and those who are going to read them."
"This is one of the most freshly original and delightfully imaginative books for children that have appeared in many a long day. [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."
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Annotation This 1937 fantasy is the prequel, or "prelude" to the classic epic trilogy THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Bilbo Baggins is the hobbit of the title: a short, round, and hairy-footed creature fond of small comforts and his rural home. What he doesn't like (or at least thinks he doesn't like) is adventure, but that's just what he gets when a wizard and several dwarves show up on his doorstep, eat him out of house and home, and induce him to join them on a perilous mission to steal a dragon's treasure. Along the way, he picks up a golden ring with the power to turn the wearer invisible; this ring will turn out to be central to the later volumes. While THE LORD OF THE RINGS is a serious epic about the nature of good and evil, written in highly formal language and intended for adults, this earlier work is considerably lighter in tone and clearly directed toward a younger audience, having sprung out of the stories that Tolkien used to tell his own children. However, that does not and has not prevented adults the world over from enjoying THE HOBBIT.
Annotation 1 This 1937 fantasy is the prequel, or "prelude" to the classic epic trilogy THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Bilbo Baggins is the hobbit of the title: a short, round, and hairy-footed creature fond of small comforts and his rural home. What he doesn't like (or at least thinks he doesn't like) is adventure, but that's just what he gets when a wizard and several dwarves show up on his doorstep, eat him out of house and home, and induce him to join them on a perilous mission to steal a dragon's treasure. Along the way, he picks up a golden ring with the power to turn the wearer invisible; this ring will turn out to be central to the later volumes. While THE LORD OF THE RINGS is a serious epic about the nature of good and evil, written in highly formal language and intended for adults, this earlier work is considerably lighter in tone and clearly directed toward a younger audience, having sprung out of the stories that Tolkien used to tell his own children. However, that does not and has not prevented adults the world over from enjoying THE HOBBIT.
First Line "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 eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."
Editors Note Bilbo Baggins, a respectable well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to share in an adventure from which he may never return.
Editors Note 4 Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to share in an adventure from which he may never return
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 12
Number of Pages 0304
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

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