Publication Date: 27/06/2013 ISBN: 9780007523283 Category:

The Pocket Roverandom

J. R. R. Tolkien, Christina Scull, Wayne G. Hammond

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 27/06/2013 ISBN: 9780007523283 Category:
Hardback

£9.99

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Description

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.

Publisher Review

'This is an old-fashioned story, yet it still speaks freshly today... would leap to life when read aloud to a child' Independent 'Lord of the Rings buffs will enjoy picking out bits of Nordic mythology and will relish Tolkien's fabulous sense of landscape' The Times

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