Why this book?
Tolkien seems to be an obvious choice for a fantasy author. But The Hobbit was my first in the genre. Why would I recommend it? I grew up the only ‘reader’ in my house. None in my family understood how I could spend an entire day with my nose in a book. I’ll never forget the day my younger brother, and I talked about it. He said he hated reading. I told him he hadn’t found the kind he liked yet and handed him The Hobbit. So many years later, we are book buddies. I still spend time in Middle-earth it feels like home to me.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
Special collector's film tie-in hardback of the best-selling classic, featuring the complete story with a sumptuous cover design inspired by THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and brand new reproductions of all the drawings and maps by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End.
But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey 'there and back again'. They have a plot to raid…