There and Back Again

by J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Trade Paperback, 276 pages
Price: $17.99

Written at an easier reading level than the trilogy, this is the enchanting prelude to the Lord of the Rings.

Whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in his hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a company of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. During his adventure, he finds a magic ring—the One Ring—that has a history and power beyond his imagination.

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