Roverandom

by J. R. R. Tolkien

On Sale: 09/26/2013

Roverandom

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Roverandom

by J. R. R. Tolkien

On Sale: 09/26/2013

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About the Book

J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy story about the adventures of a bewitched toy dog, written before The Hobbit.

While on holiday in 1925, four-year-old Michael Tolkien lost his beloved toy dog on the beach at Filey in Yorkshire. To console him, his father, J.R.R.Tolkien, improvised a story about Rover, a real dog who is magically transformed into a toy and is forced to seek out the wizard who wronged him in order to be returned to normal.

This charming tale, peopled by a sand-sorcerer and a terrible dragon, by the king of the sea and the Man-in-the-Moon, was Tolkien’s first full-length children’s book, written before The Hobbit. Now, nearly 90 years later, the adventures of Rover – or, for reasons that become clear in the story, ‘Roverandom’ – are published in this delightful pocket hardback edition. Rich in wit and wordplay, Roverandom is edited and introduced by Tolkien experts Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond, and includes Tolkien’s own delightful illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780007523283
  • ISBN 10: 0007523289
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 09/26/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • List Price:14.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Fantasy / Historical
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Fantasy / Action & Adventure
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Fantasy / Dragons & Mythical Creatures
  • BISAC5 : FICTION / Historical

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