Hobbit, The - Book

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Reading Level: Grades 8-12 

Lexile Level: 1000L

Setting: Imaginative, Middle Earth

Genre: British Literature, Fantasy

Page Count: 320

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Bilbo Baggins is a respectable hobbit - one of a race of small, quiet, country folk who inhabit The Shire, their pastoral corner of Middle-earth. One day he receives an unexpected visit from the great wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves. The dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, have decided to return to the land of their ancestors and reclaim the treasure taken from them years before by Smaug, a terrible dragon.
On Gandalf's recommendation, Thorin and his company wish to enlist Bilbo as their burglar. Bilbo would much rather stay at home where he is comfortable, safe, and has a pocket handkerchief. But the idea of adventure appeals to something deep within him and Bilbo is drawn into the quest and soon faces giant spiders, goblins, and worse as he travels the great distance to the Lonely Mountain, where the dwarves' treasure awaits—as does the dragon and war!

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Book Awards:
#25 on the Big Read List (UK's top 200)   •   New York Public Library Book of the Century   •   The classic prequel to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series

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Del Rey Books
Recommended Grade Level:
Fantasy, Middle Earth
British Literature, Fantasy
Page Count:
306 pages
J. R. R. Tolkien
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  • Posted by erin e. on 18th Sep 2014