J. R. R Tolkien’s book, The Hobbit is quite possibly one of the best-loved fantasy books around. It has already been translated into well over 50 languages and it was designed to entertain Tolkien’s own children. It is far more light-hearted when compared to The Lord of the Rings and it introduces Bilbo Baggins, Gollum and Gandalf.
The book can be enjoyed by both children and adults, and it is full of adventure, song, laughter and heroism. When Bilbo leaves the Shire behind, he encounters Goblins, Elves, Dwarves and more. His adventures span across Mirkwood, Hobbiton, Rivendell and more as they slowly make their way to the Misty Mountains so they can steal back their own treasure from the dragon Smaug.
The Hobbit is truly a delightful book and it is a great read for children of all ages. In fact, it was quite often taught in schools and it has already captured the hearts of thousands all over the globe.
The books lead on to the Lord of the Rings, with books like the Silmarillion, the Children of Hurin and more providing backstory on Sauron and the history of Middle Earth. Tolkien’s work with the Hobbit is some of his best and he has gone on to achieve so much since it was written. It is said that some of his inspiration came from the wars that he served in himself, but even so, it is a truly remarkable piece of work that deserves as much recognition as possible.
Although The Hobbit book is a single book, the films split the book into three parts. The first is An Unexpected Journey, then the Desolation of Smaug before finally leading into the Battle of the Five Armies. This really does bring Tolkien’s work to life, and it was directed by Peter Jackson who also helped to direct The Lord of the Rings. The film releases have drawn a lot of attention to the books themselves and it is one of the reasons why the books are still so popular to this day.
So as you can see, the books have really brought joy and laughter to children across the world and Tolkien’s work will certainly go down in history as being one of the best pieces of work to ever have been created.
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