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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Visual Companion

(The Lord of the Rings: Visual Companion #1)

4.57  ·  Rating details ·  11,033 ratings  ·  37 reviews
Houghton Mifflin is proud to present a full-color, large-format, guide to the characters, cultures, and locations of J.R.R. Tolkien's extraordinary creation Middle-earth, as depicted in the movie The Fellowship of the Ring - the first of three blockbuster films from New Line Cinema. Filled with stunning imagery and with a thorough, informative narrative text, The Fellowshi ...more
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published November 6th 2001 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (first published January 1st 2001)
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Tana 🌻 Cozyreadings
Fun little book that gives more explanation for the people that have not read the books and watched the movies (I have read them, but it's still fun)
Mar 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
This was actually a lot better than I was expecting it to be.

It gives you a brief look into the history of all the different types of people and creatures who live in Middle-Earth, along with the places.

Having not read the books, only seen the movies countless times, this book taught me a lot about The Fellowship of the Ring, and I really want to read the sequels Companions now!
Ryan Dasilva
The lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is about Bilbo a hobbit has to give the ring of power to Frodo Bilbo's son. Frodo has to destroy the ring with the help of Sam.

The Lord of the Rings is one of my favorite franchises ever. The book is much more elaborated then the movie. The begging of the book was a little slow but after that the book becomes a lot better. The book becomes really intense in the middle and endish. Since i am a visual person i didn't think the book will be as good
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved learning about the characters. My favorite character was Aragorn son of Arathorn.
Naomi R
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
The fellowship of the rings starts on Bilbo's eleventy first as he calls it or 111, birthday. He throws a huge party because not only was it his 111 birthday it was also his air Frodo's 33rd birthday when he would be coming of age. After Bilbo mysteriously disappears and leaves Frodo his home all full of furniture and things along with his most precious a golden ring with mysterious power. Gandalf the gray came and told Frodo the story of the ring and shows him the ancient inscription: One Ring ...more
Shawn Birss
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is a good companion to the film. Large format pages allow the reader to linger on masterful photographs from the film, chosen carefully to show details one would otherwise miss in the original medium. Long captions and descriptions go much further than the film or even the main text, telling stories of characters found in appendices and in the Silmarrilion. For those who loved the films, or even the book series, but who have not read beyond them, there is still plenty of content that w ...more
Kristin Eoff
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a useful and enjoyable book because it provides illuminating descriptions of the places, people and creatures inhabiting Middle Earth. It does a great job of clearly explaining the history and status of all the main groups, with a special focus on each of the main characters. This is an excellent companion to the movies and the novels and features a fold-out map of Middle Earth. The book is suitable for older children up through adults.
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Adorable. It manages to explain a ton of stuff withot spoiling the other movies. It's pretty cute.
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A right of passage, must read series. Could not put the books down!
Maximilian Stoner
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have read the original and I have really high expectations for this one as well.
Sally Reads
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved the fellowship of the ring!
Dec 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
I found this book to be a fun and enjoyable companion to the first Lord of the Rings movie, The Fellowship of the Ring. It covers the history of the rings of power and the war against Sauron in the Second Age that was fought with a last alliance of elves and men. There is a section that describes each of the free peoples of Middle Earth: hobbits, men, elves, and dwarves. I enjoyed the Istari section, where it talks about Saruman the White and Gandalf the Grey. This book includes lots of beautifu ...more
Charity U
Aug 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
I didn't have nearly enough time with this wonderful book, but I had just enough to look over all the pictures. I enjoyed them! Though they should have included more of Aragorn (you always need more Aragorn) and more of the Mines of Moria (one of the coolest things in the whole trilogy) it had some nice pictures. Looked like it also had a sketch of each character, and was overall good. Worth $25? No. But I might pay $5 for it. (Note: I do my best to save money at all times. You might pay $25 for ...more
Chloe G.
Sep 30, 2011 is currently reading it
The first chapter totally got me into the book! so far it's about Bilbo Baggins and about him not liking the Bagginsies because they where rude and such,but his favorite(his nephew) Frodo Banggins loved to talk about Bilbo's travels, and all of his adventures. Frodo was soon going to become an Adult witch you become around 30? Bilbo Baggins is really rich and wealthy and well known in Shire, also throwing his "eleventy first" birthday! i cant wait to read on!
Jul 12, 2009 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: young children
The text is simple and offers no insights beyond what we can see in the movie, at best. Photo spreads aren't particularly spectacular and many of the photos seem to be taken halfheartedly - very few outstanding ones that apply the principles of photography effectively. Would make a good gift for young children as an introduction to LOTR, I suppose.
Joanna Reed
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Didn't take long to read, gives great insight into the some of the characters in LOR as well as the history of middle earth and the places Tolkien created. Great for those who want a taster of the book or those who love LOR. Also good to see how someone else imagined what LOL characters looked like and the places therein. Nice light read.
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Interesting overview of a number of characters and places in The Fellowship of the Ring. Definitely learnt some new stuff, and the photos are pretty cool. It's an easy read but enjoyable all the same.
Twyla Meeus
Feb 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a visual companion and that's all that it is. It's photos from the movies with some explanations about each race and the characters. Some places too. That's all that a visual companion is, the photos were nice, the texts were true but sometimes repetitive.
Becky Bone
Jan 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
got the complete set of these for xmas...what to get a lotr's fan who has everything...more books on one of the greatest fantasy works of all time !!! loved the movie trilogy and getting ready to re-read the book, something I do once a year every year and have done since I was 13...
Nov 16, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Filled with lots of beautiful pictures from the movie.
Apr 30, 2010 rated it it was ok
This is a coffee table/movie tie in book that gives very basic information. The photos are great, but there's nothing here anyone who has watched the films once doesn't know.
Jan 19, 2011 rated it liked it
A quick, photo-filled intro to the first film; although it succeeds as a lush visual companion, it lacks structure and ends as suddenly as it begins.
Ingrid Foster
Jan 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fantasy Readers
Fantastic, a coffee table must for Lord of the Rings fans. I highly recommend.
Jan 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
My son loves this book!
Sep 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
it was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: beloved, own-it
I love the big map in the middle. :)

Nice for people who don't have that much infomation about Middle Earth.
Hannah Gardner
Sep 05, 2013 rated it liked it
It was really slow and took me almost five weeks to read, and that's coming from the girl that read all three Monsrtumologist books in one week.
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very good and very in depth. Would recommend to any LOTR fan :)
Galion Public Library Teens
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
M.W. liked "how it went in depth of the characters" and would recommend it to "anyone who likes books about mythical journeys."
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Listened to the audiobook... read the book years ago. Excellent!
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Jude Fisher is the pseudonym for Jane Johnson, who is the Publisher of HarperCollins' science fiction and fantasy list, Voyager. She has also been involved in the publishing of JRR Tolkien's works for many years. As Gabriel King she has written four novels, with co-author M. John Harrison: THE WILD ROAD, THE GOLDEN CAT, THE KNOT GARDEN and NONESUCH. She is also the author of the official VISUAL CO ...more

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