Hobbit, The - Book

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Study The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien with our study guide and lesson plans!

Follow the story in the sequels:    Lord of the Rings #1 The Fellowship of the Ring,  Lord of the Rings #2 The Two Towersand Lord of the Rings #3 The Return of the King.

#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.

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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    Posted by erin e. on 18th Sep 2014