Tolkienwhich was later fitted as a trilogy.
Add your rating See all 44 kid reviews. When Bilbo Baggins adventurer from The Hobbit decides to retire away from the Shire, he leaves everything to his nephew Frodo, from his lovely hobbit-hole down to the magical ring he found on his travels. The ring that is now Frodo's treasure turns into a horrible burden when the wizard Gandalf discovers its origins: The dark lord is rising once again and sends out nine cursed "black riders" on horseback to find it with the words "Baggins" and "Shire" on their lips.
Frodo must leave the Shire and everything he knows behind, save three hobbit companions, to find out how to get rid of his ring of power.
And after Gandalf goes missing they must set out alone, facing the world of mortals and elves for the first time in search of those that might help them and all of Middle Earth. Continue reading Show less Is it any good? With this spectacular tale, Tolkien invented not only a language and a land in which it was spoken, but also -- unintentionally -- a new literary genre.
Tolkien was perhaps the first author to create a fully realized, authentic-seeming world. Brimming with various cultures and creatures engaged in an existence that accepted magic, it is as fully realized as our own.
What is it that draws generations of adolescents -- and latecomer adults -- to Middle Earth? Epic battles, yes, but inner turmoil too; Overwhelming forces of evil, but also temptation and greed within oneself; potent sorcery, but perhaps more so the magical spells of friendship and loyalty and devotion.
This is the kind of story the word epic seems to have been invented for, but it's also an intimate tale about the bonds among companions and about the human instinct to do the right thing.
From these simple features it derives its true power. Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Families can talk about whether they decided to read the book or see the Peter Jackson movie first. What was different about the movie?
Since the Lord of the Rings trilogy is an excellent example of a Hero's Journey thought up before Joseph Campbell ever named it thatit's worth looking up why.
What makes something a Hero's Journey? What does Frodo's journey have in common with Odysseus'? Gandalf, pondering how the ring got to Frodo, says this: The Ring was trying to get back to its master Only to be picked up by the most unlikely person imaginable: Bilbo from the Shire!
There was something else at work, beyond any design of the Ring-maker Bilbo was meant to find the Ring, and not by its maker. In which case you also were meant to have it. And that may be an encouraging thought. Did you know that Tolkien and C.The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English author and scholar J.
R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work.
Frodo Baggins - The main protagonist of The Lord of the Rings, a Hobbit of exceptional character. Frodo is also a friend of the Elves, knowledgeable in their language and a lover of their songs.
Like Bilbo—or any other good Hobbit—Frodo loves good food and simple comforts, but he is also. This item: The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings (the Hobbit / the Fellowship of the Ring / the Two Towers / the by J.R.R.
Tolkien Mass Market Paperback $ In Stock. Ships from and sold by vetconnexx.com A company of nine people, to match the Nine Ringwraiths, is selected for the task: Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn, Boromir, Legolas the elf, Gimli the dwarf, along with Sam, Merry, and Pippin, become the Fellowship of the Ring.
quotes from The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1): ‘All that is gold does not glitter,Not all those who wander are lost;The old th. - The Fellowship of the Rings Book Report I want to introduce you to, The Fellowship of the Rings, by J.
R. R. Tolkien. It is the first book to the Lord of the Rings, written by Tolkien. The settings in this book changed many times from the hills of the Shire, where the .