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CHILDREN'S BOOKS


Tolkien often wrote to entertain, console, or inspire his own children with magical tales and invented lands and languages.

In addition to movie tie-in books for ages eight and up, several editions of Tolkien's works are appropriate for younger readers. Some of Houghton Mifflin's most popular titles include:



The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit
The Hobbit
Prelude to The Lord of the Rings
Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of homeless dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse unknown dangers. Finally, it was Bilbo—alone and unaided—who had to confront the great dragon Smaug, the terror of an entire countryside.
The Hobbit, Young Reader's Edition
The Hobbit, Young Reader's Edition, with cover art by J.R.R. Tolkien
Digest-size paperback with cover art by J.R.R. Tolkien and a teaser chapter from The Lord of the Rings. This edition of The Hobbit is formated for younger readers, and includes larger print and wider margins.

Browse more editions of The Hobbit in our online catalog.



Additional Works by J.R.R. Tolkien
Roverandom
Roverandom
This children's classic, illustrated with Tolkien's own drawings, is the story Rover, a real dog who is magically transformed into a toy. He must seek out the wizard who wronged him, and convince the wizard to change him back.
Letters from Father Christmas
Letters from Father Christmas
This lavish gift book features ten envelopes, pullout letters (with a simple "translation" on the back), and pictures that J.R.R. Tolkien, in the guise of Father Christmas, sent to his children over a twenty-year period. The letters tell the story of life at the North Pole and adventures there.
Please find a complete listing of Tolkien titles for children in our online catalog.



Movie Tie-in Books
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Creatures
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Creatures
This New York Times bestseller offers a fascinating introduction to the monsters and peoples in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, showing how the filmmakers brought the inhabitants of Middle-earth to the big screen. Includes a foldout poster.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
Fully illustrated with more than 100 exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and drawings, and with contributions from the many designers and animators who brought Gollum to life, this book examines the transition to the big screen of one of literature's most unforgettable creatures.
Browse more editions of The Lord of the Rings movie tie-in books for children in our online catalog.