Monday, May 22, 2023

Week #21 – The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

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Week #21 – The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

The Hobbit, also called There and Back Again, was published in 1937. It was nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and awarded a prize for best juvenile fiction from the New York Herald Tribune. It is one of the best-selling books of all time with over 100 million copies sold.

Bilbo Baggins, a homebody hobbit from Middle Earth, is “volunteered” by the wizard Gandalf to join thirteen dwarves on a quest to reclaim the dwarves' home and treasure from the dragon Smaug.

Prequel to Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit is more of a children’s book. The Lord of the Rings is for teens. All of the movies are more for teens.

Plot summary [SPOILERS]

Why read The Hobbit?

Middle Earth Blog

The Hobbit movie from 2012

The Lord of the Rings from 2001

How to watch The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings movies in order

Have you read any of these books and/or seen the movies? Let us know in the comments!

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