Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Genre: Adventure
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 285
Time period: Fantasy
Main characters: Bilbo Baggins (delightful name), Gandalf, Thorin, a dragon, goblins, Gollum, many more!
Exciting events: Nearly being burnt, catching a dragon, killing the Great Goblin, climbing trees, giant spiders, much much more.
Passage from book or back cover: About hobbits: They are inclined to be fat in the stomach; they dress in bright colors (chiefly green and yellow); wear no shoes, because their feet grow natual leathery soles and thick warm brown hair like the stuff on their heads (which is curly); have long clever brown fingers, good-natured faces, and laugh depp fruity laughs (especially after dinner, which they have twice a day when they can get it).
My overall opinion: This book is a classic. I highly recommend it. Full of adventure and near-escapes, it's very fun for most ages, and not overly  hard to read. My mom read it aloud to us when my sister was 6, and she still remembers a lot of it (she's 11 now). It's a GREAT book.

1 comment:

Cecily said...

I have read this and cherish it.
I have yet to read the Lord of the Rings ;) Have you read them? Is the book better than the movie?

I found your blog from Miss Laurie's on {Old-Fashioned Charm} and love it.

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