Hobbit, The (paperback)
The first-ever illustrated edition of The Hobbit, done by Michael Hague. Warm and dusky colors predominate in the handsome full-color scenes--48 in all. Whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in his hobbit-hole in Bag End 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. Although quite reluctant to take part in this quest, Bilbo surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and his skill as a burglar! Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit met with instant success when published in 1937. For ages 12 and up.