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The Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkien (more about J.R.R. Tolkien) 28/43 illustrated by Alan Lee and J.R.R. Tolkien
Fantasy and Magic for ages 11 to 99 published by Tolkien
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
* £38.25, Usually dispatched within 2-3 days
Mrs Mad's humble opinion
10/10 Excellent work. Well done!
What's it about?
The great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard, Merry, Pippin and Sam, Gimli the Dwarf, Legolas the Elf, Boromir of Gondor, and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.
What happens?
In ancient times the rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Suaron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth still it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell, by chance, into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. From his fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, Sauron's power spread far and wide. He gathered all the Great rings to him, but ever he searched far and wide for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. On his eleventy-first birthday, Bilbo disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin, Frodo, the Ruling Ring, and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.
Is it easy to read?
This is the book that everyone should read, a masterpiece of creative thought. Written in three books that together make up the story it is necessarily long and very detailed. For a young person to read and have some understanding they would really need to be an excellent reader and have extremely good powers if imagination.
Anything else?
Tolkien's classic never loses it 's powers to pull the reader into it's world and hold them there long after the book is finished. There is a beauty and wonderfulness about this book which it is hard to compare to anything else in print.
Other books by J.R.R. Tolkien include The Hobbit.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
This single volume edition of J.R.R Tolkien's trilogy is illustrated with reproductions of 50 original Alan Lee paintings. He has also illustrated "Faeries", "Merlin Dreams" and "The Mabinogion".
And here's a sample...
'Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their hall of stone Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.'
And what do you think?
Alex, Hertingfordbury Cowper Primary School
Alex The Lord Of The Rings: Part One The FellowShip Of The Ring J.RR.Tolkien The FellowShip Of The Ring is a classic book about a young hobbit who is given a ring left by his father Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo didn’t know that his ring was the ruling ring
Alex and Jason, Bury and Whitefield Jewish Primary School
Lord of the Rings is an award-winning film and book. It is one of the most popular books in Britain. After a survey, we found that many people have read it more than once. The book is an adventure and a very exciting book. Some people have read the first
Barnaby Cornick, Longwick School
This book is so cool because there is just so much action. It starts of as Bibo Baggins leaves Bag End of on a journey and gives the whole of Bag End to Frodo and he sets of an adventure and it carrys on in the next book THE TWO TOWERS.
David Taylor, Bothwell Primary School
Lord of the Rings the Two Towers By J.R.R Toiken The Two Towers is about Frodo and Sam in Mordor. Strider (Aragon) Legolas and Gimli to search for Merry and Pippin. The Two Towers is about the new kind of orcs the Ugluk they can walk in the sun when other
Heather Ferguson, High School of Dundee
The Lord of the Rings is considered by many to be the greatest fantasy story of all time and I very much agree! It was twice voted the book of the twentieth century and has been enjoyed by readers the world over. The book is split into three parts - The F
kirsty, dundee high school
in this book there is comedy ,sadness ,horror ,romance and adventure!! it's about this hobbit called Frodo Baggins who owns this ring of power and he has 2 go on this quest with 8 others.i liked it because it is never boring.other epople would like it bec
max power(r.v.d & booker .t), park lane primary
The lord of the rings is Probably one of the This book is broken Up into 3 parts. Best books EVER! Fellowship of the Ring,the 2 towers J.R.R Tolkien is and the return of The author of the king. This book.
Richard Reid, Hertingfordbury Cowper Primary
Richard Lord Of The Rings The Fellowship Of The Ring J.R.R.Tolkein Frodo a young hobbit is given a ring that can rule the Middle World if used in the right way. He finds himself chased by an assortme
Sam Coulton, Devonport High School for Boys
The Lord Of The Rings is a tale of magic, hobbits and war. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him the Rings of Power, the means by which he will be able to rule Middle-Earth. But he needs the One Ring, which has fallen to a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins,
Sean Grant, Stephen Ridley, Bill Quay Primary School
The Lord of the Rings-the fellowship of the ring is aimed for ages 11 upwards. This is a thrilling adventure through to the very end. A young hobbit named Frodo Baggins inherits the ring of power, and with the help of Gandalf, Aragon, Merry, Pippin, Borom
Thomas Pigden, Hertingfordbury Cowper School
Three rings for Elven-kings Under the sky Seven for Dwarf-Lords In their halls of stone Nine for mortal men Doomed to die. One for the Dark Lord On his dark throne In the land of Mordor Where the shadows lie . One ring to rule them all One ring to find th
TOMMY LEE, LONGWICK SCHOOL
ITS A great thriller very exciting.the main character is Frodo he gos on a adventure to distroy a ring of dark power .
Why do you want to know?, Park Lane School
I like this book because I had a good vision of Lord Frodo and his friends. The story is about a boy with a ring who goes on a mission to destroy the ring in the fiery mountain. On the way he picks up several friends.
Conor McCann, St. Paul"s JHS, Lurgan
This story is about a fairy tale creature, a hobbit, whose name is Frodo Baggins. This story is about Frodo"s uncle giving him the ring and the lord Sauran tries too get the ring because it was once his. So Frodo must go on a journey with his friends from More...
Kirsty, Dundee
Well its a comedy,love,horror,spooky and adventure story rolled into one.What else can I say!
Kayleigh, Neasden primary school
I liked the book because it was exiting and you felt like you were the main character in the story with all the crashes, bangs and the cannons exploding in front of your very eyes. The movie is very sad but is slightly different in ways.
Joseph, jebel ali primary school
The Whole Idea of the story is that there is one ring to rule them all and it was placed in the hands of a most unlikely creature, a Hobbit, and he has to destroy the ring in to the fires of Mt Doom, a hobbit is a small creature a bit like a dwarf they ar More...
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