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J.R.R. Tolkienand#39;s complete artwork for his magisterial novel, published on the sixtieth anniversary of The Lord of the Rings

As he wrote The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkienandrsquo;s mental pictures often found expression in drawing, from rough sketches made within the manuscript to more finished illustrations. Only a few of these were meant for publication; most were aids to help Tolkien conceive his complex story and keep it consistent. Many do not illustrate the final text, but represent moments of creation, illuminating Tolkienandrsquo;s process of writing and design. In addition to pictorial sketches, numerous maps follow the development of the Shire and the larger landscape of Middle-earth, while inscriptions in runes and Elvish script, and andquot;facsimileandquot; leaves from the burned and blood-stained Book of Mazarbul, support Tolkienandrsquo;s pose as an andquot;editorandquot; or andquot;translatorandquot; of ancient records.

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The Art of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien collects these drawings, inscriptions, maps, and plans in one deluxe volume. More than 180 images are included, all of them printed in color from high-quality scans and photographs, more than half not previously published. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, two of the worldandrsquo;s leading Tolkien scholars, have edited the book and provide an expert introduction and comments.

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In 1925, four-year-old Michael Tolkien lost his beloved toy dog on the beach. To console him, his father, J.R.R. Tolkien, improvised a story about Rover, a real dog who is magically transformed into a toy and is forced to seek out the wizard who wronged him in order to be returned to normal. This charming tale, peopled by a sand-sorcerer and a terrible dragon, by the king of the sea and the Man-in-the-Moon, endured several drafts over the years. Now, more than seventy years later, the adventures of Rover are published for the first time. Rich in wit and wordplay, Roverandom is edited and introduced by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond and illustrated with Tolkien's own delightful drawings.

Synopsis:

In 1925, four-year-old Michael Tolkien lost his beloved toy dog on the beach. To console him, his father, J.R.R. Tolkien, improvised a story about Rover, a real dog who is magically transformed into a toy and is forced to seek out the wizard who wronged him in order to be returned to normal. This charming tale, peopled by a sand-sorcerer and a terrible dragon, by the king of the sea and the Man-in-the-Moon, endured several drafts over the years. Now, more than seventy years later, the adventures of Rover are published for the first time. Rich in wit and wordplay, Roverandom is edited and introduced by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond and illustrated with Tolkien's own delightful drawings.

About the Author

One of America's leading Tolkien scholars, Hammond currently resides in Williamstown, Massachusetts with his wife Christina Scull.One of America's leading Tolkien scholars, Scull currrently resides in Williamstown, Massachusetts.J.R.R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892. After serving in the First World War, he embarked upon a distinguished career as a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University. He is the renowned creator of Middle-earth and author of the great modern classic, The Hobbit, the prelude to his epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. Other works by J.R.R. Tolkien include The Silmarillion. J.R.R. Tolkien died in 1973 at the age of 81.

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Reader Eternal, October 3, 2011 (view all comments by Reader Eternal)
Prepare to be utterly charmed! This delightfully whimsical story was written by J.R.R. Tolkien for his young son, Michael, after the boy lost his beloved toy dog at the beach. In typical, wonderful Tolkien fashion, the story of Roverandom's quest to become a real dog is stunningly fleshed out, creating a world of magic and wizards and moonbeams. Roverandom is the perfect introduction to Tolkien for young children. A thoroughly enjoyable book by a master writer.
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Jeane, February 13, 2008 (view all comments by Jeane)
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, this book is sure to please anyone fond of Kingsley's The Water Babies or Tolkien's other children's stories such as Mr. Bliss and Farmer Giles of Ham.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395957998
Editor:
Hammond, Wayne G.
Editor:
Scull, Christina
Editor:
Hammond, Wayne G.
Author:
Hammond, Wayne G.
Author:
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Author:
Scull, Christina
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Fantasy - Series
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Subject:
Popular Culture
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
June 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-color throughout
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
In 1925, four-year-old Michael Tolkien lost his beloved toy dog on the beach. To console him, his father, J.R.R. Tolkien, improvised a story about Rover, a real dog who is magically transformed into a toy and is forced to seek out the wizard who wronged him in order to be returned to normal. This charming tale, peopled by a sand-sorcerer and a terrible dragon, by the king of the sea and the Man-in-the-Moon, endured several drafts over the years. Now, more than seventy years later, the adventures of Rover are published for the first time. Rich in wit and wordplay, Roverandom is edited and introduced by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond and illustrated with Tolkien's own delightful drawings.
"Synopsis" by , In 1925, four-year-old Michael Tolkien lost his beloved toy dog on the beach. To console him, his father, J.R.R. Tolkien, improvised a story about Rover, a real dog who is magically transformed into a toy and is forced to seek out the wizard who wronged him in order to be returned to normal. This charming tale, peopled by a sand-sorcerer and a terrible dragon, by the king of the sea and the Man-in-the-Moon, endured several drafts over the years. Now, more than seventy years later, the adventures of Rover are published for the first time. Rich in wit and wordplay, Roverandom is edited and introduced by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond and illustrated with Tolkien's own delightful drawings.
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