Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Hobbit

 J. R. R. Tolkien didn't just write The Lord of the Rings. He also wrote The Hobbit, another tale of Middle Earth.  The Hobbit is a much lighter story than Tolkien's famous epic. It is sometimes titled There and Back Again, and that's exactly what it is: it's a story about a hobbit who goes on a journey. This, in itself, is unusual, because hobbits are stay-at-home folk, who don't care for adventures (which tend to make meal times irregular). Bilbo Baggins goes on an adventure with thirteen dwarves and a wizard; he is the Burglar. They plan to reclaim the ancient treasure under the Lonely Mountain, the dwarves' rightful heritage, taken from them by Smaug, a fearsome dragon. Did you know that there is a two part movie adaptation planned? The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set to release on December 14, 2012. If you want to read the book before the movie, you can buy it here

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