The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again

The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again

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Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
ISBN: 9780618968633
0618968636
Characteristics: xix, 300 p. : ill. (some col.) 1 map ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: There and back again.
Hobbit.

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bhavanirams
Jul 20, 2018

This book is a great read for 6th graders, I am going to middle school and I really enjoyed this book. I am so excited to get a hold of the next book!!!!!!!!

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stinkpot
Jun 16, 2018

Such a great story! Us humans love a good story, and this is one of the best!
Also, don't underestimate the age that can understand and enjoy this as a read-aloud. Even my 3 year old was captivated by parts of it!

ArapahoeSarahD Jan 10, 2018

We all love the coziness of home but what would you do if the adventure of a lifetime came knocking? Would you answer the door? Bilbo did and his tale will forever be remembered as one of the greatest stories ever written.

acardona305 Nov 26, 2017

The Hobbit takes the reader on an unforgettable adventure through the land of Middle Earth. An excellent cast of characters, plot and adventure coupled with a great attention to detail make this one of the classics that must be read by all who enjoy literature.

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green_zebu_65
Nov 18, 2017

Possibly the greatest book in the whole world. A must read.

LiteratureStudent Oct 17, 2017

So much fun to read a story of an unadventurous introvert being brought along on an adventure with fun and loveably odd characters to epic lands on a tremendous adventure. You come to love every moment of the story as much as the main character eventually does.

ArapahoeRachel Oct 13, 2017

Bilbo Baggins is a lovable curmudgeon if I've ever seen one. It was an honor to travel with him as he faced his anxiety, pushed through his mountains of reluctance, and found out how green the grass really was on the other side.

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VonHafenstaaad
Aug 04, 2017

Classic book- a great and thrilling read!

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hobbit_crazy
Jul 15, 2017

this was one of the best books of all time and i read it once a year. when i first read it i liked it so much i read it three times. if you have not read it you have to read it at least
once!

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darcyhudjik
Jun 15, 2017

This is an awesome book! Tolkien's writing makes the string very easy to visualize.

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white_lion_251
May 04, 2018

white_lion_251 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 99

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PeggyCarter16
Feb 17, 2018

PeggyCarter16 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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green_zebu_65
Nov 18, 2017

green_zebu_65 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

maroon_hummingbird_39 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 99

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jayeshaminnew
May 15, 2017

jayeshaminnew thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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green_rabbit_444
Jul 13, 2016

green_rabbit_444 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 65

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Blizzard1234
Jul 02, 2016

Blizzard1234 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

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Morwyn17
Mar 23, 2016

Morwyn17 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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IJB500
Mar 20, 2016

IJB500 thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over

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NBAawesome2004
Mar 18, 2016

NBAawesome2004 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Tabaqui
Jul 17, 2017

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”
One of the more famous literary openings - for good reason.

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Tabaqui
Jul 17, 2017

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world - Thorin Oakenshield

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Tabaqui
Jul 17, 2017

Alive without breath,
As cold as death,
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail, never clinking. - Gollum/Smeagol

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jayeshaminnew
May 15, 2017

Where there's life there's hope

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Hip_Hop_Canary
Jun 14, 2016

"Never laugh at live dragons,Bilbo you fool!"-Bilbo Baggins.

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magic23
Aug 02, 2015

"Do you wish me a good morning, or you mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not;..."
Gandalf

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Kmandhane
Jul 15, 2015

Fruity laughs

SPL_STARR Jun 16, 2015

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit."

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joleneg12
Mar 17, 2015

"Blunt the knives, bend the forks,
Smash the bottles and burn the corks!
Chip the glasses and crack the plates,
That's what Bilbo Baggins hates!"
(Movie Quote, but I love the book and the movie all the same)

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micheleherrick
Jan 04, 2014

"It likes riddles ... does it?" Gollum

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EvelynB2004
Oct 12, 2015

Bilbo Baggins, a very unsuspecting Hobbit, suddenly finds himself going on an adventure to reclaim a dwarf's treasure! Along with thirteen other dwarves and a famous wizard, Bilbo crosses the land to the east, to the Desolation of Smaug, and robs from the great dragon Smaug, who is guarding the long lost treasure.

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dan23_
Aug 29, 2015

!!!!!

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loria1121
Dec 20, 2014

A hobbit takes a trip..with thirteen dwarves and a wizard to a mountain far away to restore the treasure to the dwarves. But what is the treasure? Gold or undying fellowship?

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lyndon8
Aug 17, 2014

Bilbo is an interesting hobbit. He goes on an adventure to the lonely mountain. He goes with several dwarves and a wizard. Its a wonderful book to read.

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jodyandjay
Aug 17, 2014

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who, at the beginning, never went on an adventure but that all changes when a wizard carves a sign on his door. Bilbo and 13 dwarves go on an expedition to claim back what was theirs. In this book there will be many ups and downs, spiders and goblins. Will they reclaim what was theirs?

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gcwakim
Jun 26, 2014

Bilbo Baggins, is a hobbit that enjoys the simple beaties of life such as food and smoking. However one simple visit from Gandolf changes Bilbo's life forever. Join Bilbo, Thorin, the Company of the Dwarves and Gandolf as they set of to slay a dragon, and take back what belongs to the dwarves, the Lonely Mountain.

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cardona99a
May 28, 2013

bilbo bagins goes in a amezing journey the one he will find something that later on will start a war.

A great book to read first if you want to read more of Tolkien's Works. This is Bilbo's story of Adventure with the dwarves to reclaim their treasure in the Lonely Mountain. The come across many a foe-but Bilbo learns he is quite brave and stronger than he originally thought.

lms May 27, 2008

"Bilbo Baggins, a respectable well-to -do hobbit lives comfortably in his hobbit hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return." (Novelist Review)

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EowynThandawen
Jan 02, 2013

Other: How could anyone say that this book is a waste of time?!?!?! I've never regretted reading a Tolkien book! Not only is The Hobbit great, but so are all of the other books by Tolkien! If you liked The Hobbit you MUST read Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion!

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tlhull
Dec 06, 2012

Other: Don't listen to fearlessforever! This is not a time waster! It is one of the best books ever!

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rockin_dude
Mar 21, 2012

Other: The Hobbit is amazing!! It is definitely not a waste of time!

PrinceBishop Nov 26, 2011

Other: One of the best books ever. Waste lots of time on it!

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