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The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

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“I do read graphic novels, because I love looking at illustrations while following a storyline.” ~Faiha, 13

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Adapted by Charles Dixon & Sean Deming. Illustrated by David Wenzel. New York, NY: DelRay, 2001.

Annotation: Bilbo Baggins is a quiet, peaceful, well-behaved fellow; he certainly would never have an adventure. His luck turns, however, and he finds himself on the most adventurous of adventures—as companion to 13 dwarves and a wizard, on a quest against a giant dragon!

Booktalk:

Bilbo Baggins, a mild-mannered hobbit who lives in the country, thinks his day will be like any other. Things don’t often work out that way when wizards get involved.

Before long, he’s discovers he’s been recruited as a burglar for a group of dwarves seeking revenge against a dragon who stole their home and their gold.

On their way, they face giant spiders, wolves, goblins, and are even imprisoned by elves before they arrive at the mountain home of their ancestors, where the evil dragon Smaug sleeps on their piles of gold.

Will Bilbo take down the dragon, or are other forces at work? What else could come between the dwarves and their plans?

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