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Mythmaker

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"Long before Harry Potter and J. K. Rowling, there were Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins, and J. R. R. Tolkien . . . This will bring the creator to vivid life" (Booklist).

A philologist of world renown, a professor at Oxford, and the author of academic treatises, J.R.R. Tolkien was far more than a fantasy book writer. His lifelong fascination with medieval texts and languages gave him a unique vision and endless inspiration for his tales. His broad interests made possible his creation of faery worlds and entire races of beings, as well as the languages, cultures, and characters that make his books as engaging today as they were fifty years ago. This clear and thoroughly researched biography of the creator of The Hobbit is accompanied by magical illustrations that recall the mystery of Tolkien's imaginary worlds.

"Give[s] some interesting insight into the power Tolkien's work has had on people over the years." —School Library Journal

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Kindle Book

  • Release date: April 17, 2019

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780547997360
  • File size: 193 KB
  • Release date: April 17, 2019

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780547997360
  • File size: 193 KB
  • Release date: April 17, 2019

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:7.5
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:6

"Long before Harry Potter and J. K. Rowling, there were Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins, and J. R. R. Tolkien . . . This will bring the creator to vivid life" (Booklist).

A philologist of world renown, a professor at Oxford, and the author of academic treatises, J.R.R. Tolkien was far more than a fantasy book writer. His lifelong fascination with medieval texts and languages gave him a unique vision and endless inspiration for his tales. His broad interests made possible his creation of faery worlds and entire races of beings, as well as the languages, cultures, and characters that make his books as engaging today as they were fifty years ago. This clear and thoroughly researched biography of the creator of The Hobbit is accompanied by magical illustrations that recall the mystery of Tolkien's imaginary worlds.

"Give[s] some interesting insight into the power Tolkien's work has had on people over the years." —School Library Journal

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