The Hobbit

Written by J.R.R. Tolkien • Illustrated by Alan Lee

Reviewed by Aidan M. (age 10)

"The Hobbit" is a book by the amazing (and unfortunatly deceased) J.R.R Tolkien. Hobbits are shorter, potbellied creatures who would rather not adventure and stick in one too many dinners. Hobbits, in case you were wondering, have very little magical abilities, except for the type that lets them slip silently away without the slightest bit of detection. His book is about a particular well-to-do hobbit named Bilbo Baggins, who hardly went 10 feet from his little hole. Not a dirty, mucky whole full of worms. Nor a dry, sandy whole either. This was, like many other hobbits homes, a cozy little home built within tunnels in the side of a hill. But, like his home, he was no ordinary hobbit. He was a hobbit with (thought traiterous) adventurer blood, soon to be awakened. Just the person to awaken this "flow of blood" was a wizard named Gandalf. He was about to take an adventure beyond Bilbo's wildest dreams. Reluctantly, he follows a band of dwarves and Gandalf on a journey, a quest for long-lost treasure. Follow Bilbo's journey and read The Hobbit, an old story to be told for genarations.

This book was amazing! Like in every page, each small partical within the ink carried a small part of a tale beyond my wildest dreams! It was unlike any book beyond human comprehension. This unearthly tale-literally, because they lived in "Middle Earth", was a tale that kept me from putting the book down.

I recommend this book to big fantasy lovers out there.

Aidan M. is a student in Knights of the Literary Round Table
2012-2013