The Hobbit: or There and Back Again
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.
Strong language – 0, I think
Romance – 0
Graphic Details – 4
Magic – 5, yes it has magic, but it’s not dominating. Similar to Narnia.
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.
So starts the prequel to J.R.R. Tolkien’s famous work, The Lord of the Rings.
Hobbits, known for their hairy feet and complete lack of height, generally stay at home and quite away from adventures. Bilbo Baggins is not exception.
But when visited by a wizard named Gandalf and a whole troop of dwarves, that’s about to change.
The Hobbit is a fun story (with a bit of suspense mixed in) that the whole family will enjoy! Bilbo is a great main character. He’s funny. He’s a poet. And, of course, a great burglar. 😉 Definitely a great read!
Find The Hobbit on Amazon HERE!
~ Molly ~
(P.S. I read The Lord of the Rings before I read The Hobbit. Well, that was a bit of a mistake. Though do-able, The Hobbit has a lot of information that makes the plot in The Lord of the Rings more clear.)