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The Return of the King Photo Guide (The Lord of the Rings) [Paperback]

J R R Tolkien
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6 Nov 2003 The "Lord of the Rings"

The official children’s pictorial film tie-in to the key characters, creatures and places in the forthcoming film The Return of the King.

This official children’s storybook, based on the final film in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, follows Frodo’s heroic struggle to destroy the One Ring and restore peace to Middle-earth.

This official children’s storybook, based on the three films in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, follows Frodo’s heroic struggle to destroy the One Ring and restore peace to Middle-earth. As the armies of the Dark Lord Sauron come together, Gandalf and the rest of the Fellowship are drawn into the epic War of the Ring, while Aragorn must decide whether or not to fulfil his destiny and claim his place as King of Gondor.

Packed with 100 photographs from the forthcoming film, the book offers an exciting and colourful teaser for those too impatient to wait for The Return of the King on the big screen.


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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (6 Nov 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007170564
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007170562
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 18.5 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 830,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous item for your Rings fan!! 12 Nov 2003
By Deborah MacGillivray HALL OF FAME VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
The book is thin, but pack a lot of beautiful photographs for the final instalment of the Rings Trilogy. Thing along the lines of a sketchy "Cliffnote", with pictures, it maps the last saga step by step with pictures and captions so you know what is going on in the pictures. They wonderfully cover the highlights of the story, without really ruining the plot for those who has not seen it. Only leaves, you hungry for the film! Over 70 gorgeous photos, in super quality.
For the price...this will make a nice stocking stuffer this Christmas for that Ring Addict that cannot get enough.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great Book 13 Nov 2003
Format:Paperback
This book is a great book for children and adults.
Very good pictures and a must have for any Lord of the Rings fan.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars one book to rule them all 24 Dec 2003
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this book has loads of cool photos and behind the scenes information, great companion for the film
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Passage picture book 19 Jan 2004
By E. A Solinas - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
"The Return of the King Photo Guide" is a treat for those wanting to revisit the rich Middle-Earth depicted in Peter Jackson's movie adaptation of "Lord of the Rings." The pictures are excellent, and if anyone has problems following the complicated storyline, this is something for them to check out.
In "Return of the King," the treacherous Gollum is leading Sam and Frodo into the Dark Lord's land of Mordor. With the fate of Middle-Earth -- and his beloved Arwen's life -- on the line, Aragorn fully accepts his fate as Gondor's future king, and recruits the help of a long-dead army. And Gandalf takes the hobbit Pippin to the ravaged land of Gondor, the last stronghold against Sauron.
The actual climax and precise endings of the film are left up to the readers' imaginations (this isn't exactly a storybook), although the final sentence hints at the bittersweet events of the ending. The prose is fairly standard, nothing special; quotes from the film are littered through it, some directly from the books.
The pictures are what make this book stand out, with phenomenal shots of Minas Tirith, Pippin in his silver and black Gondorian armor, a helmeted Gondorian guard, an angelic shot of Eowyn, two Elven smiths reforging Aragorn's sword, and Frodo fending off Shelob with the phial Galadriel gave him. What's more, there are scenes that never made it to the final film, such as Aragorn tending the wounded Faramir in the Houses of Healing, or Frodo and Sam looking at a broken statue crowned with flowers. (Somewhat disappointing are the lack of pictures of the monstrous spider Shelob, or the ghostly army of the dead)
While it won't satisfy those longing to know the grand finale, "The Return of the King Photo Guide" will be eagerly devoured by fans of the films, with its wonderful pictures and semi-storybook outline. Definitely should be purchased for the photographs, and newbie fans may find it helpful too.
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous item for your Rings fan!! 12 Nov 2003
By Deborah MacGillivray - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase
The book is thin, but pack a lot of beautiful photographs for the final instalment of the Rings Trilogy. Thing along the lines of a sketchy "Cliffnote", with pictures, it maps the last saga step by step with pictures and captions so you know what is going on in the pictures. They wonderfully cover the highlights of the story, without really ruining the plot for those who has not seen it. Only leaves, you hungry for the film! Over 70 gorgeous photos, in super quality.
For the price...this will make a nice stocking stuffer this Christmas for that Ring Addict that cannot get enough.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A post-ROTK release book review 19 Feb 2004
By Ela - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I wanted to review this book for people who have already seen the theatrical edition of Return of the King. The biggest thing that this photo guide adds is a major clue into what may be in the extended edition DVD of Return of the King, which will be released sometime in the fall of 2004. For example, there are some wonderful pictures of Sam and Frodo, and of Pippin and Merry, that are not in the final theatrical cut of the film, and therefore, it seems that we can expect these in the extended cut. The only criticism I have is simply that, other than these new pictures, it is of course a rehashing of the story, written somewhat like a children's book. But, like I said, it is worth it for the new photos.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect Return of the King guide!!! 20 Aug 2004
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I really enjoyed all 3 of the Lord of the Rings movies, but the Return of the King was my favorite of the trilogy, and this book is the perfect compliment to the movie. The 48-page guide beautifully lays out 71 fantastic photographs from the movie which include Frodo, Sam, Gandalf, Merry, Pippin, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Faramir, Denethor, Eowyn, Theoden, bad guys, plus many more. As I paged through this book, the film was brought to life, and the 46 direct quotes from the movie script was a perfect addition to the pictures. I was brought along to Gondor, Edoras, Dwimorberg Mountain, Shelob's Lair, and all the rest of the locations and battles that the characters experienced throughout the Return of the King. This is truly a wonderful book, and I am very sure you will enjoy it as well!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great collection of pictures 1 Jan 2004
By hrladyship - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is the third in the series of photo guides for The Lord of the Rings movies. With 48 pages, the selection of pictures is extensive and sometimes includes pictures of scenes not included in the theatrical release. Although intended for children, it is a good companion to the books and movies.
Written for ages 8 and up, the descriptions are elementary and sometimes incomplete. Enjoy the pictures, and those in the first two books, but adults should read the novels for the complete story.
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