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Reader and Educator Guide to "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings"

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  245 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The Hobbit and "The Lord of the Rings "are some of the most widely read and beloved books of the twentieth century. In December 2012, the man who brought J.R.R. Tolkien's magical worlds to life with "The Lord of the Rings "movies, Peter Jackson, will release the first of three film adaptations of "The Hobbit, "the classic that first introduced a generation to Middle-earth. ...more
ebook, 266 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by Houghton Mifflin (first published January 1st 2012)
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Ron
Maybe 3.5 stars. As the title states, this is a series of lesson plans for readers and teachers of Tolkien's most famous classics. It delivers the goods, including sufficient supplemental and expansionary literature to help even the most well-read Tolkien fan gain from the experience.

The tone is didactic, and I don't agree with all--in fact, I strongly disagree with some--of the conclusions, but the scholarship is sound.

A good read.
Bill Tillman
Does one ever get tired of reading or rereading a classic? I say no, I have read the Hobbit close to a dozen times. The humble hobbit Bilbo get recruited into an adventure of taking back Dwarf gold from a greedy dragon. The progressive maturating of Bilbo is the real story wrapped in a quest. READ
Steve Cran
Considering that this came to me for free, who am I to complain. It helps if you have read the Tolkien books previously. This book was also put out by the company that is publishing the Tolkien books. That being said as a teacher I wonder if I will ever get the opportunity to teach Tolkien to Middle School Children. If it is not aligned to the standards the probably not.

For someone just delving into Tolkien and wants to go further this book is worth reading. It has nine chapters that conver diff
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Cheryl Schaeffer
Wish it was longer and more in depth. Enjoyed learning the back story between Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit.
Jenny
The title of this book is self explanatory. It provides many questions and projects related these Tolkien stories, which also made me glad that I'm done with school. I did enjoy the different stories and author insights that were shared in order to provide better understanding behind these books.
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