Book Summary

    A great modern classic and the prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS

    Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.
     
     

    Author

    J R R Tolkien

    Year Published

    1937

    Lexile Measure

    1000L

    Categories

    1st in series, 8-12, adventure, Boys, classic, English, Girls, in corpus, made into movie, sci fi/fantasy, series, Young Adult

    ISBN 13

    9780618260300

    Profanity

    low

    Sexuality

    none

    Violence

    mild

    Goodreads Rating

    4.23

    # Ratings

    2017749

    # of Words

    101156

Book Summary

A great modern classic and the prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.