Bilbo Baggins may be "quite a little fellow," but his adventures involving elves, dwarves, goblins, and dragons are the stuff of epics. Featuring 48 of Hague's richly textured paintings---including 5 full-page spreads---Tolkien's classic comes to life. Thror's map and that of the Wilderland have been preserved with runes intact. 290 pages, 8" x 10" softcover from Houghton Mifflin.
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.
Noted artist Hague provides 48 dazzling paintings for this first-ever version
of the timeless fantasy classic. All ages. (Oct.)
"Warm and dusky colors predominate in the handsome full-color scenes--forty-eight in all, including five lavish spreads--that embellish this edition, which is also beautifully designed." Booklist, ALA