J. R. R. Tolkien Roverandom

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Roverandom

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For the first time in A-format paperback, J.R.R. Tolkien's novella about the adventures of a bewitched toy dog 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, went through several drafts over the years. Now, more than 70 years on, the adventures of Rover -- or, for reasons that become clear in the story, 'Roverandom' -- are published in A format for the first time. Rich in wit and wordplay, Roverandom is edited and introduced by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond and includes Tolkien's own delightful illustrations.

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J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 40 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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Tolkien originally created the tale of ROVERANDOM in 1925 to soothe his son, Michael, after the child lost his toy dog while on vacation. It is the story is of a real dog, Rover, who is turned into a toy by a wizard. Seventy-five years later, the playful vibrance of this supernatural adventure is still new and wonderous for all Tolkein lovers, and by all lovers of masterful storytelling. Derek Jacobi delves into his narration with infectious energy. His character voices are sometimes silly but always somehow appropriate for the bizarre creatures Tolkien has created. ROVERANDOM is a great family collectible. R.A.P. AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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