Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Hobbit

9780547928227The Hobbit
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien
Published at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

About the book

Now a major motion picture
A great modern classic and the prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.

My Thoughts

In honor of the upcoming movie The Hobbit The Unexpected Journey (part 1) coming out in theaters on December 14th, I have requested to review the newest edition of The Hobbit from .

I have started reading the book with the kids after we have done all essential school work and they love it.   We sit down in the living room and proceed to get projected into the world of Bilbo and his friends.   The kids always want to know what will happen next when I completed on chapter.  Unfortunately for them, my throat is dry by that time and I think that keeping the suspense is perfect because they look forward about our time together to discover the adventures the characters are living.  

This book is definitively a classic.   I remember reading it in French when I was younger.   I enjoyed it and was looking forward to read it again.   However, this time I am reading it in English and with my kids. Deep down I hope and pray that this book will become a classic that they will re-read again in the future.    Knowing that the movie is coming up, my oldest son keeps telling me that he wants to see the movie.   I think we will start with the Lord of the Rings which we have already at home.   The Hobbit is the prequel of the series The Lord of the Rings.

I highly recommend this book to everyone.   If you have never read it, you have to discover this story.   It is  simply fabulous (though sometimes the names or English is written bizarrely) and it will keep you entertained from cover to cover.   This book would be a fabulous birthday or Christmas gift for a young person in your life.   Encourage someone to read and get this book.  

The Hobbit is available for purchase at your favourite bookstore, even amazon.ca and amazon.com.


It is also available on the Kindle.

Disclaimer: Thanks to Thomas Allen for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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