Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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I had read this book in 10th grade, but oh my, the number of books I've read since then, so it was still all new to me. :)  I hate that I didn't re-read this while I had a classroom because I kept thinking it would have made a great read aloud for my 4th graders!  How amazing is it that a book first written in 1937 is still being read today AND just made into a movie!!??  Can you imagine writing something and 40 years after your death people were still reading it? I just think that's cool!  But anyway,  I loved it and loved Bilbo the most.  He made me giggle with his personality.  Now, I am moving on to read The Lord of the Rings books - those I have never read.  Excited!

Summary from Goodreads.com (just in case you need it):

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!

1 comment:

Vader's Mom said...

Loved this one and the LOTR series!! Jeff's read a few of the off-shoots as well.