The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again
This edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic is illustrated with 48 paintings by noted artist Michael Hague.
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.
Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies worldwide and established itself as a modern classic.
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A Wondrous Adventure with Beautiful IllustrationsUser Review - Scott B. - Borders
In addition to being a wonderully whimsical story that is a delight for all ages, this edition is beautifully illustrated with full-color pictures. A must-have not only for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien, but lovers of storytelling in general. Read full review
Review: The Hobbit: Illustrated by Michael Hague,SoftcoverUser Review - Mark D - Christianbook.com
My daughter does not usually like 'big' books, but got so engrossed in this version of The Hobbit that we signed out of the public library, that I had to buy it for her to enjoy over and over. The paintings really give an excellent and timeless story that extra bit of life. Read full review