Roverandom

Roverandom

by J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Trade Paperback, 106 pages
Price: $12.95

In 1925, four-year-old Michael Tolkien lost his beloved toy dog on the beach. To console him, his father, J.R.R. Tolkien, improvised a story about Rover, a real dog who is magically transformed into a toy and is forced to seek out the wizard who wronged him in order to be returned to normal.

This charming tale, peopled by a sand-sorcerer and a terrible dragon, by the king of the sea and the Man-in-the-Moon, went through several drafts over the years. Now, more than seventy years later, the adventures of Rover have been published for the first time. Rich in wit and wordplay, Roverandum is edited and introduced by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond and illustrated with Tolkien's own delightful (and weird) drawings.

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Summary: A real dog is turned into a toy by a wizard and goes on a magical quest to be turned back.

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