The Hobbit

The Hobbit

An Unexpected Journey : Visual Companion

Book - 2012
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This official tie-in photo guidebook is packed with exclusive photographs and in-depth text offering a sneak peek at the highly anticipated new film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, directed by Peter Jackson.

Join the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the wizard and the Company of Dwarves on their Quest to recover treasure stolen by the Dragon, Smaug the Magnificent. Leaving the comfort of Bilbo's home they must face many perils before they can claim their long-lost gold - Trolls, Elves, Goblins, Wargs, and worse...

Richly illustrated with more than 100 colour photos from the film, and featuring a brand new fold-out map charting the journey from Bag End to Wilderland, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Visual Companion begins the Quest for the Lonely Mountain in spectacular style.

Publisher: London : HarperCollins, c2012
ISBN: 9780007467952
Branch Call Number: 791.4372 FIS
Characteristics: 75 p.:,col. ill. ;,28 cm.


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Jan 12, 2018

The book is a very interesting book, it's jammed packed with exciting drama, fights. At first, I thought it was your typical adventure book, nothing too grand, but as the story progressed, my thoughts on it did too. Also the main protagonist, Bilbo Baggins is very relatable, since he's an average person living a normal and comfortable life, but as the story went on, he developed from a scaredy cat to a strong/intellectual warrior. I totally recommend this book looking for an adventure type book. Overall, I give this book a 9/10.

new_art_form Sep 03, 2015

Everyone always seems to have really positive comments about The Hobbit by J. R. R Tolkien, but I actually didn't like it that much. Maybe it's just because it was written so long ago that I didn't understand the story too well. All I know is that it took me almost a whole year to finish this book, and I had to force myself to do so. Each chapter was incredibly boring, and I will never read any of them again.
The Hobbit is about Bilbo Baggins, an average Hobbit, ( a hobbit is a creature about half the height of a regular person, with huge feet and big stomachs ) who is whisked away from his comfortable hobbit- hole that he loves very much, by a wizard named Gandalf and a group of dwarves, to go on a long ( and boring ) journey to steal back a giant treasure from a very powerful dragon named Smaug the Magnificent.
This book is not fun to read. Nothing exciting happens and it's hard to pay attention to what you're reading because it's so incredibly bland and boring.
Plus, all the dwarves' names sound similar, so I never really could tell who was who.
I would recommend this book to someone who has a lot of free time and isn't looking for a very thrilling story that will keep them at the edge of their seats until the very end, but a four hundred page book with no exhilarating or nail- biting components at all.

MatthewBraun Jan 21, 2014

I have started to read the Hobbit by myself and I am really enjoying it. The songs are really funny. It will take a while, but I will read all of it

Apr 13, 2013


Dec 15, 2012

Can't wait to get the Hobbit movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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magsar529 Jan 27, 2013

magsar529 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 15 and 8


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