Display: The Hobbit by: J.R.R. Tolkein
“I suppose hobbits need some description nowadays, since they have become rare and shy of the Big People, as they call us. They are (or were) a little people...[with] long clever brown fingers, good-natured faces, and laugh deep fruity laughs (especially after dinner, which they have twice a day when they can get it)” (The Hobbit, p. 16).
J. R. R. Tolkien is known as one of history’s great writers. An extremely accomplished individual, Tolkien merged his years of intensive education with a creative love of language and lore to create a story about our world long ago. The Hobbit is full of ancient ballads and poems, strange customs and mention of wars and lands far away. The tale, unlike his subsequent book The Lord of the Rings, has a much lighter subject matter which often endears it to its readers. He did not intend The Hobbit to be a story for children. This story is not merely a treasure hunt, but a journey of maturity.
Creator: Kate Wilder