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5.0 out of 5 stars The Hobbit: JRR Tolkien - The greatest children's book ever.
JRR Tolkien's `The Hobbit' is, of course, one of the greatest children's books to have been written in the twentieth century. Based on the stories he told to his children and originally published in 1937, it is an almost perfect blend of fantasy, magic and adventure. It follows the adventures of one Bilbo Baggins, as he sets off with thirteen dwarves and a wizard to...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Cashing in
WHY? It was only ever a small book does it need to be split in to two parts, this smacks of blatant commercialism gone mad.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Hobbit: JRR Tolkien - The greatest children's book ever., 23 Oct 2012
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Victor (Hull, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Hobbit (Part 1 and 2) Slipcase (Paperback)
JRR Tolkien's `The Hobbit' is, of course, one of the greatest children's books to have been written in the twentieth century. Based on the stories he told to his children and originally published in 1937, it is an almost perfect blend of fantasy, magic and adventure. It follows the adventures of one Bilbo Baggins, as he sets off with thirteen dwarves and a wizard to recover a great treasure stolen from the dwarves by Smaug the dragon. Along the way they get into various scrapes with goblins, trolls, elves, shape shifters and, of course, a dragon. Through a mix of extreme good luck and his own resourcefulness Bilbo comes through all these adventures, only to find things are not as he left them at home.

It's a great story and works on many levels. For the younger reader there is the straight adventure story, which many will find thrilling. For the older reader there is the subtle growth in Bilbo's character, as he changes over the story from a passenger on the expedition to a main player and the person people look to for help. There is a study of human nature, and the effects of greed upon people. In some respects it is a morality play. But for all that, at heart, it is a great entertainment. There is a reason it is still so affectionately regarded by readers world wide of all ages. 5 stars.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cashing in, 29 Mar 2013
This review is from: The Hobbit (Part 1 and 2) Slipcase (Paperback)
WHY? It was only ever a small book does it need to be split in to two parts, this smacks of blatant commercialism gone mad.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excelent|, 21 Oct 2012
This review is from: The Hobbit (Part 1 and 2) Slipcase (Paperback)
this peroduct is exactly how it is shown! wonderful edition with cardboard case and beautiful art. great for all tolkien's fans and excelent collecting book! excelent buy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There's no other words than timeless classic, 15 April 2013
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I read this book last year & I had no idea that it was written in the 1930's, you honestly wouldn't have guessed it! This book is a timeless classic & something that everyone needs to read.

My edition is from the 80's and is just one book, not split into two but basically, read this book you wont be able to keep it down!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Hobbit (Part 1 and 2) Slipcase, 1 May 2013
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Bought this for the wife as she had seen the film and liked it very much. She liked the books as it covered more than what the film did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Hobbit, 23 April 2013
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It was something I wanted to have and thoroughly enjoyed reading .

The presentation of the books in the sleeve was excelant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My son loved it!, 8 April 2013
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The book wase xactly what was stated, the price was good and the quality was great. There was a quick delivery and my son really enjoyed reading it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Hobbit, 18 Mar 2013
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This made a great present especially as The Lord of the Rings is back. Its in a nice slipcase and looks like a really nice gift.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully presented, 1 Mar 2013
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Two parts beautifully presented in slip case. Great book, slip case and illustration on cover makes it appealing to my ten year who it was purchased for. The whole package and presentation made it more appealing to him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good, 23 Feb 2013
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I bought these for my niece and she loved it. I took it around the time when the movie came out so it was hit :)
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