Search Results: "J.R.R. Tolkien"


BOOK REVIEW

J.R.R. TOLKIEN by Alexandra Wallner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Beguiling art props up a profile that reads like a school report. (timeline, bibliography, notes) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
A quick life of the great fantasist is given wings by allusive painted illustrations. Read full book review >

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J.R.R. TOLKIEN by David R. Collins
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 8, 1992

"Chronology; glossary; bibliography; index. (Biography. 10-14)"
Since there doesn't seem to be another biography of Tolkien for young readers, this pedestrian venture will probably be useful. Read full book review >

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ROVERANDOM by J.R.R. Tolkien
Released: April 1, 1998

"Even for Tolkien scholars, these are awfully thin bones to pick over."
In 1925, the Tolkien family took a vacation at the beach, where four-year-old Michael lost his favorite object, a tiny toy dog. Read full book review >

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POEMS AND STORIES by J.R.R. Tolkien
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 16, 1994

"Some of these may be familiar, or available individually; still, this collection is a splendid accompaniment for existing fans, or an excellent introduction for newcomers."
A collection of pieces, 1949-75, that barely touches upon the Middle-Earth scenario for which Tolkien (1829-1973) is justly famous; overall, however, it renders a much more complete account of this scholar, poet, critic, and storyteller's talents. Read full book review >

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BEOWULF by J.R.R. Tolkien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2014

"Essential for students of the Old English poem—and the ideal gift for devotees of the One Ring."
Hwaet! A sparkling revisitation of Danish meadhalls and boggy monsters' lairs by Hobbitmeister Tolkien. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF KULLERVO by J.R.R. Tolkien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Tolkien compleatists will want to have this, of course, but serious students of his work and of world folklore will appreciate this more than will general readers."
Hobbitmeister Tolkien's first effort at fantasy, surrounded by scholarly scaffolding. Read full book review >

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BEREN AND LÚTHIEN by J.R.R. Tolkien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2017

"The story has it all: swords, sorcery, and pure and undying love. (Excellent illustrations, too.) Essential grounding for an epic cycle that shows no signs of ending anytime soon."
Frodo-heads rejoice: from the Tolkien factory comes a foundational story a century in the making, one yarn to rule them all. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN OF HÚRIN by J.R.R. Tolkien
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 17, 2007

"A fine addition to a deservedly well-loved body of work."
All your old T-shirts and bumper stickers inscribed "Frodo Lives" may have to be replaced. Read full book review >

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MYTH MAKER by Anne E. Neimark
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Tolkien's fans will find this to be a serviceable look at his life, no more. (illustrations, not seen) (Biography. 10-14)"
A biography of the author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit that devotes equal time to all periods of his life. Read full book review >

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EXPLORING J.R.R. TOLKIEN'S <i>THE HOBBIT</i> by Corey Olsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Tolkien's roads, it seems, go ever, ever on, but with as amiable and knowledgeable a guide as Olsen, the weather remains fine and the journey sweet."
A journey across Middle-earth with an English teacher. Read full book review >

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JOHN RONALD'S DRAGONS by Caroline McAlister
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"Since the likeliest audience for this is kids who have seen the Hobbit films, it's a good reminder that the book came first. (afterword, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
The story of a boy who dreamed of dragons and found a way to bring them to life. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE KING by Martin H. Greenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"The Halfling House,'' egregious at 29 pages) that would have made Tolkien himself wince—but, still, the strongest tales here are among the best short-length fantasy of the year."
Yet another Festschrift anthology by Greenberg, who has recently edited or coedited tributes to Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, and H.P. Lovecraft, this time to honor the much-imitated author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Read full book review >