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Author Willett, Edward, 1959-
Title J.R.R. Tolkien : master of imaginary worlds / Edward Willett.
Pub Info Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, c2004.
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 East Falmouth-Children's  J 920 Tolkien     AVAILABLE
Descript 128 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Authors teens love
Authors teens love.
Note Accelerated Reader UG 7.8 4 4 80343
Contents "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit" -- Out of Africa -- School days--and tragedy -- Ronald and Edith -- Marriage and war -- The stories begin -- The Lord of the Rings takes shape -- Frodo lives! -- Tolkien lives! -- In his own words.
Summary Examines the personal life and literary career of the author of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Tolkien is one of the most popular authors in modern-day publishing. Tolkien was a scholar of the English language and mythology. His interest in languages led him to develop his own language based loosely on Finnish and Welsh. Eventually, Tolkien began to create a mythology around this original language, which evolved into his now-famous books. Since it was first published in 1937, his Hobbit has stayed in print continuously and has sold more than 40 million copies. Tolkien followed The Hobbit with his The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which boosted the genre of fantasy literature to new heights of popularity. Most recently, the three-part series of films, directed by Peter Jackson, have earned a tremendous amount of both critical and popular acclaim.--From publisher description.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 123) and index.
Subject Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 -- Juvenile literature.
Fantasy fiction, English -- History and criticism -- Juvenile literature.
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Middle Earth (Imaginary place) -- Juvenile literature.
Authors, English.
Alt Title JRR Tolkien
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
ISBN 0766022463 (reinforced library binding : alk. paper)
Stndrd # 9780766022461 (library binding : alk. paper) 90000
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