Sep 20, 2007

Roverandom

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Tolkien created this delightful little story in 1925, when his family was visiting the Yorkshire seashore. His young son lost a toy on the beach and to console him Tolkien invented a tale about a puppy who was turned into a toy by a grumpy wizard. The toy dog Rover wants to become real again so he sets off on an adventure to find the wizard. He goes to the moon and the bottom of the sea, meets lots of strange and magical creatures and gets into plenty of mischief along the way. Lighthearted, whimsical and charming, Roverandom is sure to please anyone fond of books like Kingsley's The Water Babies or Tolkien's other children's stories such as Mr. Bliss and Farmer Giles of Ham.

Rating: 4/5 ........ 144 pages, 1998

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