A timeless classic perfect for adults and children of all ages, rekindle the magic with this children’s tale that introduces a small humanoid with fuzzy feet and fuzzy haired Bilbo Baggins is confronted by the all powerful, Wizard with a long gray pointy hat and a droopy gray beard in a cloth gray robe named Gandalf the Grey. Gandalf is in need of a burglar for his company of four ever-singing, every-laughing, strong by the beard Dwarves in order to reclaim their lost treasures from the all might Magnificent Smaug.
If you were to ask a child who their hero/heroine is, from time to time they would say Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman or Hercules; quite often, we idolise those who seem physically strong, popular, etc. and we have for as long as we’ve had recorded literature. We used to have walls, comic books and posters filled with these mythical heroes, with exaggerated features and a common mannerism about them; many of which follow a particular regime of fighting, dominating the world or having the money to become a superhero. Lucky. Enter this feeble, modest, ‘average Joe’: Bilbo Baggins.
Bilbo is gentle, simple, humble, a peacemaker. Though wrongly imprisoned, he bears no grudge and desires no vengeance for the wrongs done to him, instead, he uses not the strength or manipulation other heroes would use, he humbly apologizes for stealing food, and offers to repay in recompense far more than he took. Which begs the question as well as sends a moral question of: What good is it to ‘beat people up’ for profit and gain? Indeed, much more than an epic adventure, this novel also gives us a brilliant viewing of Bilbo, a small and fragile creature, whose been propped into a journey that’s too big for his boots; the growth in character really gives Bilbo a backbone, which is why he is honoured for being one brave hobbit, but especially when he comes face to fire with Smaug. The Hobbit is one of the most humble, modest and charming adventure genres ever written; a timeless classic perfect for adults and children of all ages, rekindle the magic with this fun-loving tale full of memorable characters and plot holes that leap into the epic trilogy, The Lord of the Rings.
Reading The Hobbit will really give you that knowledge of Middle-Earth from the beginning, and especially if you are new to Tolkien’s’ captivating mythology. You will truly admire the brilliant imagination that pours throughout the pages; this really is a great book that’ll be past down to generations. So, read this epic tale to your children and let them embark in the same excitement you once had from this novel and watch their faces shine!