The Hobbit will be released as a Classic Children's Novel in Two Parts (26.08.12 by Pieter Collier) - Comments

The unforgettable story of Bilbo, a peace-loving hobbit, who embarks on a strange and magical adventure. A timeless classic will soon be available as a two-part boxed set.

This edition will be released as a tie-in with the Hobbit movies, soon to be released on the big screen. I'm however happy to see the publishers decided to make a two and not a three volume edition! Also I love the design, which is wisely chosen and does not depict any of the movie characters, but just the view from Bilbo's round door. I'm impressed and am going to by this set for my kids for sure!

Seldom has any book been so widely read and loved as J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic tale, ‘The Hobbit’. Since its first publication in 1937 it has remained in print to delight each new generation of readers all over the world, and its hero, Bilbo Baggins, has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of fiction.
The Hobbit will be released as a Classic Children's Novel in Two Parts

The Hobbit - there and back again

Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services – as a burglar – on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo’s life is never to be the same again.

Before the movies arrive anyone should pick up a copy of The Hobbit and read it. Any edition will do! It is a Children's Novel but can be enjoyed by anyone who has enjoyed The Lord of the Rings. If you have children you should at least give them the gift of reading the tale of Bilbo Baggins out loud. You will see that this works extremely well and that in the end this was a book written to be read out loud.

Most of us our now a blank page or have already created a vision of how The Hobbit tale looks like and I can only recommend to build your own view on the story before the movies arrive!

Title: The Hobbit (Part 1 and 2) Slipcase

HarperCollins Children's Books
Authors: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publication Date:
30 Aug 2012

paperback, 368 pages

ISBN-13: 978-0007488513

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