Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Art of the Hobbit
By Wayne G Hammond &Christina Scull

This fantastic and informative book has been published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien and of course the release of the film later this year. Tolkien created The Hobbit as a story for his own young children beginning around 1930. Over the next few years he put the manuscript together and added maps and his own numerous illustrations.  Tolkien was an accomplished amateur artist and his own illustrations were included in the book when it first appeared in 1937. In this beautiful slip case gift edition the authors have collected together all known artworks which were created by Tolkien for The Hobbit some of which are now appearing in print for the first time. This book is a must for fans of Tolkien and anyone with an interest in Art or Children’s Books and would make a lovely gift (Harper Collins €29.99)

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