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The hobbit or, There and back again

by Tolkien, J. R. R. 1892-1973.

Format: Kindle Book 2012 2012
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Summary
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5-12. This handsome full-color graphic novel, printed on matte-coated stock, conveys both the spirit and the intent of the original Tolkien story. Hand lettered by Bill Pearson, the text adapts Tolkien's own words in the dialogue and the necessary, brief explanatory passages, but it is the evocative artwork that does the most to move the tale along, capturing characters and events in satisfying detail. This introduction to the classic story that will entice reluctant readers as well as those who love the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and his companions. (Reviewed Sept. 1, 1991)0345368584Sally Estes"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Between the film release of Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, this is the season of the magical movie, and this audiobook is an inevitable spinoff. Countless readers have grown up on the adventures of the little furry hobbits who crave good food and a warm bed, but wind up trapped in caves, attacked by spiders and burdened by a dizzying assortment of treacherous adventures. While the stories are quite intricate, the message of good triumphing over evil is always evident. This appealing theme of the downtrodden overcoming obstacles is what keeps listeners' attention. There is so much action on this dramatization that listeners may often feel pulled in many directions. The narrators, including Ray Reinhardt as Bilbo and Bernard Mayes as Gandalf, are engaging, and the sound effects (including noises in the cave or forest, or the hobbits sitting down to a meal) are also quite strong. But those not already familiar with the story may find it difficult to distinguish between the various characters or keep track of all the action. Listeners will probably want to read the book along with listening, or perhaps listen and then watch the movie. The tapes are presented in a rustic-looking wooden box, making this appropriate for gift giving. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series The Lord of the Rings
#1 - The Fellowship of the ring
#2 - The Two towers
#3 - The Return of the king
Subjects Baggins, Bilbo Fiction
Middle Earth (Imaginary place) Fiction
Fantasy Juvenile fiction
Fantasy fiction
Fantasy
Classic Literature
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
Electronic books.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher Boston :HMH Books2012
2012
Other Titles There and back again
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780547951973
0547951973
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