Exploring J.R.R. Tolkiens the Hobbit, Paperback
Contributor(s):Author: Corey Olsen"An admirable and thought-provoking consideration of the underlying themes of The Hobbit, following the there-and-back-again progress from its famous first line on through to Bilbos return home at the storys end." -- Douglas A. Anderson, author of The Annotated Hobbit The Hobbit is one of the most widely read and best-loved books of the twentieth century. Now Corey Olsen takes readers deep within the text to uncover its secrets and delights. Exploring J. R.R. Tolkiens "The Hobbit" is a fun, thoughtful, and insightful companion volume designed to bring a thorough and original new reading of this great work to a general audience. Professor Corey Olsen takes readers on an in-depth journey through The Hobbit chapter by chapter, revealing the stories within the story: the dark desires of dwarves and the sublime laughter of elves, the nature of evil and its hopelessness, the mystery of divine providence and human choice, and, most of all, the transformation within the life of Bilbo Baggins. Exploring J. R.R. Tolkiens "The Hobbit" is a book that will make The Hobbit come alive for readers as never before.

An Unexpected Cookbook: The Unofficial Book of Hobbit Cookery, Paperback
Contributor(s):Author: Chris-Rachael Oseland Second Edition Now available in the UK and Canada When a second generation geek with multiple degrees in history grows up to be a professional cookbook writer, it s no surprise you end up with a lovingly researched book of Hobbit cookery. Inside these pages you ll find one chapter for each traditional Hobbit meal. In addition to being based on historic recipes revised to fit Tolkiens specific vision of the Shire, the dishes have the following themes. - Breakfast - hot, fast, traditional morning food - Second Breakfast - cold, sturdy pies full of meat, veg and fruit to fuel a small adventure - Elevenses - a hearty selection of breads to tide you over until Luncheon - Luncheon - lighter fare appropriate for a pub - Afternoon Tea - sweet biscuits, cakes and buns to accompany a caffeinated pick-me-up - Supper - a hot meal of meat, veg, and mushrooms with a sweet finish - Dinner - slow cooked roasts and puddings that take hours to make, but are well worth the wait. To make sure there s a place for everyone around our geeky table, the index is broken up by dietary restrictions, with: - 11 Paleo/Primal friendly recipes - 19 Gluten Free friendly recipes - 20 Vegan friendly recipes (which happen to be kosher and halal) - 40 Vegetarian friendly recipes (including the vegan ones) Whether you want to make an epic dinner fit for a king or bring a little period flair to a geeky gathering, you ll find something in these pages for every Tolkien fan. You can preview 10 recipes from the cookbook at Kitchen Overlord. com

Be a Hobbit, Save the Earth: : The Guide to Sustainable Shire Living, Paperback
Contributor(s):Author: Steve Bivans Would you rather live in Middle Earth?Escape your troublesome modern existence?Eat organic mushrooms for second breakfast before heading out to burgle Smaug?Do the problems of our modern world-Climate Change, Toxic Big Ag, and the Plastic Pollution of our oceans and fish-seem a whole lot like the threat of Sauron and The Ring ?Are you afraid youll awaken, one day, to a Silent Spring?Does the chaos of government corruption and corporate greed feel like the work of orcs, trolls, and Ringwraiths?How can one person ever hope to make a dent in such enormous challenges? They seem too big for any individual to tackle. Dont you think Frodo felt the same way?But the hobbits were the very ones responsible for bringing an end to Sauron and Saruman And YOU can be a modern hobbit All it takes is the courage to step out of your door and be swept away into a real life adventure, against real life challenges Best-selling author, Steve Bivans, spent decades researching the effects of Mordor on our modern world. Instead of giving in to despair, he developed a plan, a map if you will, to guide us to a better world, to build a modern Shire on Earth, one step at a time. How can we transform our chaotic world into a Shire?Its not easy, but it is Simple. We begin by transforming our own minds: Essentially evolving from Homo Sapien to Homo Hobbitla, becoming a modern hobbit And no, you dont have to move into a hole in the ground, or into the country. You can do it in a condo, or in the burbs.We transform our homes into hobbit holes: Minimize our stuff Eat healthier and tastier food from our organic, home gardens and from local farmers markets Use less plastic, and more sustainable materials, like Hemp, bioplastics, reclaimed wood, stone, and glass. Then we get to work in our communities and neighborhoods to turn them into little Shires Build community gardens and farmers markets Utilize the Sharing Economy Work to maximize Compassion, Understanding, and A

Moleskine the Hobbit Limited Edition Notebook, Pocket, Ruled, Black, Hard Cover (3.5 X 5.5), Hardcover
Contributor(s):Author: Moleskine For every Wilderland traveller, Moleskine tributes the great JRR Tolkien Novel with a cult object to make your everyday adventures more epic. Features a black cover with red silkscreen and themed debossing; themed flyleaves; inner pocket in red fabric; red ribbon bookmark; and black elastic closure. Includes 11 reproductions of Tolkiens original artwork from the original edition of the book. Enjoy the journey.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Official Movie Guide, Paperback
Contributor(s):Author: Brian Sibley As The Hobbit movie trilogy moves toward a spectacular climax, experience first-hand how the epic filmmaking battle was won through exclusive interviews with director Peter Jackson, Ian Mc Kellen, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett & Christopher Lee, together with principal filmmakers and new cast, including Billy Connolly as the Dwarf Dain Ironfoot, and Benedict Cumberbatch, who divulges the dark secrets of playing the evil Necromancer. Sumptuously illustrated with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos of the actors, creatures, sets and locations, together with concept art and numerous special effects shots, this is the ultimate companion to the final film in the acclaimed trilogy.

Riddles of The Hobbit, Hardcover
Situates }The Hobbit{ and the rest of Tolkiens writing in the context of Old English riddling culture and more modern day examples, setting out to solve the novels riddles in original new ways. Published to coincide with the 2nd film in the }Hobbit{ trilogy which is out later this year.

On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis, Paperback
The world of J. R. R. Tolkien is filled with strange creatures, elaborately crafted lore, ancient tongues, and magic that exists only in fantasy; yet the lessons taught by hobbits and wizards speak powerfully and practically to our real lives. Courage, valor, trust, pride, greed, and jealousy--these are not fictional virtues. This is the stuff of real life, the Christian life. Professor and author Louis Markos takes us on the road with Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, with looks at selected classic works of literature as well, to show how great stories bring us so much more than entertainment. They inspire and convict, imparting truth in unforgettable ways. Rediscover the virtue of great storytelling and the power of fantasy to transform our reality.

Hobbit Classic Hardback, Hardcover
A brand new edition of the most successful of all Tolkien titles, to mark its 70th anniversary. Perfect for a gift, in also ties in with the forthcoming movie, and is packaged to match the new }The Children Of Hurin{ novel. Includes two colour fold-out maps, black and white line drawings and colour paintings.

Hobbit Facsimile First Edition, Hardcover
A 80th anniversary edition of the classic fantasy novel, which has recently been adapted into a series of films. Includes a replica of the very first edition, in an attractive gift box.

Hobbit, Hardcover
A special collectors film tie-in hardback of the bestselling classic fantasy novel, which includes the complete story along with a sumptuous cover design inspired by the new }Hobbit{ film. Also includes brand new reproductions of all the drawings and maps by Tolkien.

Hobbit, Hardcover
A new edition of the classic work of fantasy, with 150 new illustrations specifically designed for children, but which can be also enjoyed by adults. Illustrated by Jemima Catlin, and published before the 2nd }Hobbit{ film, }The Desolation Of Smaug{.

The Annotated Hobbit, Hardcover
The Annotated Hobbit, Hardcover

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again, Hardcover
The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again, Hardcover

Middle-Earth from Script to Screen: Building the World of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, Hardcover
For the first time ever, the epic, in-depth story of the creation of one of the most famous fantasy worlds ever imagined--an illustrious compendium that reveals the breathtaking craftsmanship, artistry, and technology behind the magical Middle-earth of the blockbuster film franchises, The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy and The Hobbit Trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson. The Making of Middle-Earth tells the complete story of how J. R. R. Tolkiens magic world was brought to vivid life on the big screen in the record-breaking film trilogies The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy. Drawing on resources, stories, and content from the archives of the companies and individuals behind the films, much of which have never appeared in print before, as well as interviews and a foreword by director Peter Jackson and key members of the Art Department, Shooting Crews, Park Road Post, and Weta Digital teams who share their personal insights on the creative process, this astonishing resource reveals: How the worlds were built, brick by brick and pixel by pixel; How environments were extended digitally or imagined entirely as computer generated spaces; How the multiple shooting units functioned; How cast members and characters interacted with their environments. Daniel Falconer takes fans from storyboard concepts to deep into the post-production process where the films were edited, graded, and scored, explaining in depth how each enhanced the films. He also discusses how the processes involved in establishing Middle-earth for the screen have evolved over the fifteen years between the start and finish of the trilogies. Going region by region and culture by culture in this fantasy realm, The Making of Middle-Earth describes how each area created for the films was defined, what made it unique, and what role it played in the stories. Illustrated with final film imagery, behind-the-scenes pictures and conceptual artwork, including places no

A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918, Paperback
The untold story of how the First World War shaped the lives, faith, and writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis--now in paperback. The First World War laid waste to a continent and permanently altered the political and religious landscape of the West. For a generation of men and women, it brought the end of innocence--and the end of faith. Yet for J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, the Great War deepened their spiritual quest. Both men served as soldiers on the Western Front, survived the trenches, and used the experience of that conflict to ignite their Christian imagination. Had there been no Great War, there would have been no Hobbit, no Lord of the Rings, no Narnia, and perhaps no conversion to Christianity by C. S. Lewis. Unlike a generation of young writers who lost faith in the God of the Bible, Tolkien and Lewis produced epic stories infused with the themes of guilt and grace, sorrow and consolation. Giving an unabashedly Christian vision of hope in a world tortured by doubt and disillusionment, the two writers created works that changed the course of literature and shaped the faith of millions. This is the first book to explore their work in light of the spiritual crisis sparked by the conflict.

The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom That Tolkien Got, and the West Forgot, Hardcover
Anyone who has read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings can gather that their author hated tyranny, but few know that the novelist who once described himself as a hobbit "in all but size" was--even by hobbit standards--a zealous proponent of economic freedom and small government. There is a growing concern among many that the West is sliding into political, economic, and moral bankruptcy. In his beloved novels of Middle-Earth, J. R.R. Tolkien has drawn us a map to freedom. Scholar Joseph Pearce, who himself has written articles and chapters on the political significance of Tolkiens work, testified in his book Literary Giants, Literary Catholics, "If much has been written on the religious significance of The Lord of the Rings, less has been written on its political significance--and the little that has been written is often erroneous in its conclusions and ignorant of Tolkiens intentions.... Much more work is needed in this area, not least because Tolkien stated, implicitly at least, that the political significance of the work was second only to the religious in its importance."Several books ably explore how Tolkiens Catholic faith informed his fiction. None until now have centered on how his passion for liberty and limited government also shaped his work, or how this passion grew directly from his theological vision of man and creation. The Hobbit Party fills this void. The few existing pieces that do focus on the subject are mostly written by scholars with little or no formal training in literary analysis, and even less training in political economy. Witt and Richards bring to The Hobbit Party a combined expertise in literary studies, political theory, economics, philosophy, and theology.

The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings: Deluxe Pocket Boxed Set, Hardcover
This four-volume, deluxe pocket boxed set contains J. R.R. Tolkiens epic masterworks The Hobbit and the three volumes of The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King). Each book features a leatherette cover with stamped title and all four books are held in a leatherette bound box with gold foil stamping. Shrinkwrapped. In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins is whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in Hobbiton by the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves. He finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo Baggins and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the dwarf; Legolas the elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider. J. R.R. Tolkiens three volume masterpiece is at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale a story of high and heroic adventure set in the unforgettable landscape of Middle-earth."

The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again, Hardcover
A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings This charming pocket-sized edition contains the complete unabridged text and features the original cover illustration, painted by J. R.R. Tolkien himself. The perfect gift for little Hobbits everywhere Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again, Paperback
A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. "A glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with a quiet humor that is irresistible . . . All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts." - New York Times Book Review

The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again, Paperback
The enchanting prequel to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit is the classic fantasy that inspired Peter Jacksons major motion picture trilogy When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim the hoard of gold stolen from them by the evil dragon Smaug, Gandalf the wizard suggests an unlikely accomplice: Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit dwelling in peaceful Hobbiton. Along the way, the company faces trolls, goblins, giant spiders, and worse. But as they journey from the wonders of Rivendell to the terrors of Mirkwood and beyond, Bilbo will find that there is more to him than anyone--himself included--ever dreamed. Unexpected qualities of courage and cunning, and a love of adventure, propel Bilbo toward his great destiny . . . a destiny that waits in the dark caverns beneath the Misty Mountains, where a twisted creature known as Gollum jealously guards a precious magic ring. (c) New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again, Paperback
This edition of J. R.R. Tolkiens classic is illustrated with 48 paintings by noted artist Michael Hague. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. Written for J. R.R. Tolkiens own children, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies worldwide and established itself as a modern classic.

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again, Hardcover
The timeless classic presented in the standard hardcover edition using the authors original jacket design. J. R.R. Tolkiens own description for the original edition: "If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck), here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler. The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did) -- if you do not already know all about these things -- much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period. For Mr. Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons; conversed with the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent; and was present, rather unwillingly, at the Battle of the Five Armies. This is all the more remarkable, since he was a hobbit. Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend, perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement. But this account, based on his personal memoirs, of the one exciting year in the otherwise quiet life of Mr. Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now (it is said) becoming rather rare. They do not like noise."

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles: Cloaks & Daggers, Hardcover
The ultimate insider look at the filmmaking process of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, a continuation of the two of the worlds biggest motion-picture franchises, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings, by one of the worlds most notable directors, Peter Jackson. Richly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs, digital renders, and film stills, this comprehensive book explores the costumes and props, including armour, weapons and jewelry, made for the first two films. Chapters will be broken down by type and character: Dwarves, Wizards, Hobbits, Rivendell Elves, Mirkwood Elves and more. The book will lean heavily on beautiful studio and on-set photography of the finished pieces as well as film stills that provide context. Concept art, detail shots and imagery of materials samples and mock-ups will also be used to weave stories around the finished items. Behind the scenes processes will be showcased with supporting photographs of elements being created. First-hand accounts from the actors, artists, digital effects specialists, and many other crew members describe the process and how the production unfolded, while also sharing insights into the characters. The book will have a bonus feature, unique to this book. Compiled by Weta Workshop designer Daniel Falconer and featuring a wealth of stunning imagery, this book puts the reader face-to-face with all of the creatures and characters that populate the first two films in the Peter Jackson trilogy.

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again, Hardcover
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort. Written for J. R.R. Tolkiens own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent. The text in this 372-page paperback edition is based on that first published in Great Britain by Collins Modern Classics (1998), and includes a note on the text by Douglas A. Anderson (2001). Unforgettable

The Hobbit (Graphic Novel): An Illustrated Edition of the Fantasy Classic, Paperback
AN ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF THE FANTASY CLASSIC WITH SIX NEW PAGES OF ILLUSTRATIONS First published in the United States more than seventy-five years ago, J. R.R. Tolkien s The Hobbit is one of the best-loved books of all time. Now a blockbuster film by Peter Jackson, Academy Award winning director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit was also adapted into a fully painted graphic novel, a classic in its own right, presented here in a new expanded edition. When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim stolen treasure from the evil dragon Smaug, Gandalf the wizard suggests an unlikely accomplice: Bilbo Baggins, a quiet and contented hobbit. Along the way, the company faces trolls, goblins, giant spiders, and worse. But in the end it is Bilbo alone who must face the most dreaded dragon in all Middle-earth and a destiny that waits in the dark caverns beneath the Misty Mountains, where a twisted creature known as Gollum jealously guards a precious magic ring."

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles II: Creatures & Characters, Hardcover
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles II: Creatures and Characters explores the amazing cast of heroes, villains, beasts, and beings that populate Middleearth in the fi rst chapter of Peter Jacksons fi lm adaptations of JRR Tolkiens The Hobbit. Richly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs, digital renders, and fi lm stills, this comprehensive book goes species by species and character by character through the fi lms huge ensemble cast and bustling menagerie of creatures, both physical and digital, and shows how each came to be realized for the fi lm. First-hand accounts from the actors, makeup artists, digital effects specialists, dialect coaches, prosthetics technicians, movement coaches, and many other crew members describe the process and how the production unfolded, while also sharing insights into the characters. A bonus feature, unique to this book, is the special fold-out character size chart, which compares all the major creatures and characters of the fi lm, from Radagasts hedgehog friend to the towering Stone Giants Compiled by Weta Workshop designer Daniel Falconer and featuring a wealth of stunning imagery, this book puts the reader face-to-face with all the creatures and characters of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, from the Dwarf heroes to the dark denizens of Middle-earth-the Orcs, Goblins, Trolls, and Wargs-and, of course, the hobbit himself, Bilbo Baggins.

The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again, Paperback
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort. Written for J. R.R. Tolkiens own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent. The text in this 372-page paperback edition is based on that first published in Great Britain by Collins Modern Classics (1998), and includes a note on the text by Douglas A. Anderson (2001). Unforgettable

The Hobbit, Paperback
J. R.R. Tolkiens classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy featuring cover art by Caldecott Honor winning childrens book illustrator Peter Sis, this edition of The Hobbit has been specially formatted for young readers. Larger print size and wider margins provide reading ease for the youngest Tolkien fans. This quality digest edition also includes interior maps and original interior illustrations by J. R.R. Tolkien. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again, Hardcover
This lavish gift edition of J. R.R. Tolkiens classic features cover art, illustrations, and watercolor paintings by the artist Alan Lee. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. Written for J. R.R. Tolkiens own children, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies worldwide and established itself as a modern classic.

The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again, Hardcover
This deluxe hardcover edition of J. R.R. Tolkiens classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy contains a short introduction by Christopher Tolkien, a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkiens own drawings and full-color illustrations, including the rare "Mirkwood" piece. J.R. R. Tolkiens own description for the original edition: "If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck), here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler. The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did) -- if you do not already know all about these things -- much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period. For Mr. Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons; conversed with the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent; and was present, rather unwillingly, at the Battle of the Five Armies. This is all the more remarkable, since he was a hobbit. Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend, perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement. But this account, based on his personal memoirs, of the one exciting year in the otherwise quiet life of Mr. Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now (it is said) becoming rather rare. They do not like noise."

The Hobbit or There and Back Again, Paperback
A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. "A glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with a quiet humor that is irresistible." --New York Times Book Review

The Hobbit: The Enchanting Prelude to the Lord of the Rings, Paperback
THE GREATEST FANTASY EPIC OF OUR TIME Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of homeless dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse unknown dangers. Finally, it was Bilbo-alone and unaided-who had to confront the great dragon Smaug, the terror of an entire countryside . . . This stirring adventure fantasy begins the tale of the hobbits that was continued by J. R.R. Tolkien in his bestselling epic The Lord of the Rings.

The Sociology of Harry Potter: 22 Enchanting Essays on the Wizarding World, Paperback
Philosophers and psychologists have explored the Harry Potter stories through the lenses of their disciplines, now its time for sociologists. In the twenty-two chapters of The Sociology of Harry Potter, social scientists from eight countries cast theirimaginations on the wizarding world. From standard topics such as inequality and identity to more contemporary topics such as technology and trauma memory, this essay collection analyzes, not J. K. Rowlings books as fiction, but her wizarding world as a ``real`` society. The Hogwarts house system, Quidditch, internet fan fiction and the lives of our favorite witches and wizards are explored in reference to sociological theories and concepts. Fans of these bestselling books will gain insights into the world of Harry Potter as well as sociology. Sociologists and their students will be intrigued to see everyday tools of the trade workingmagic in another universe. ``Even after so much scholarship on Harry Potter, this collection offers something delightfully new, plunging us into the inner workings of the wizarding world as if were truly a part of it. By letting the experts loose, The Sociology of Harry Potterreveals the cause of Snapes antagonism, Voldemorts secret sexual shame, the reason our world needs Death Eaters, the true power of pets, and so much more. A brilliant anthology not to be missed `` Valerie Estelle Frankel editor of Teaching with Harry Potterand Harry Potter, Still Recruiting

Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts, Hardcover
A new perspective on Hogwarts with this magical pop-up and map book, also featuring mini-pops within each page.

Harry Potter: Ravenclaw Hardcover Ruled Journal, Hardcover
One of two new journals in the Harry Potter range, Harry Potter: Ravenclaw Hardcover Ruled Journal is an eagerly awaited addition to Insight Editions four journals all based on the popular and world renowned Harry Potter franchise. Features beautiful concept art themed to Ravenclaw House.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry De, Hardcover
The opportunity to inject some magic into day-to-day correspondence is granted with this stationery collection, including a 192-page pocket journal, 20 sheets of letterhead paper, 20 envelopes featuring the Hogwarts crest and a quill pen.

Harry Potter: The Postcard Collection, Paperback
Collection of wizarding world imagery correspondence materials.

The Unofficial Harry Potter Beauty Potions Book: 40 Recipes from Dirigible Plums Bubble Bath to Pumpkin Pastie Lip Balm, Paperback
Contributor(s):Author: Razzberry Books Every witch and wizard, grab your mixing bowls, because in these pages, youre going to learn how to whip up the most magical beauty concoctions allowed in the Muggle world. From Slytherin to Smoother Skin Sugar Scrub to Butterbeer Body Butter, theres something for everyone (even Squibs). Whirl up some mystical gifts or keep these magic potions all for yourself. Either way, youll feel like you just won the Quidditch finals, or aced your OWLs.

Witches and Wizards Character Handbook (Lego Harry Potter), Paperback
Contributor(s):Author: Samantha Swank Welcome to the magical world of LEGO(R) Harry Potter Learn about all your favorite characters, from Hogwarts heroes like Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley to world-famous wizards like Albus Dumbledore and Sirius Black Who has a magical eye that can see through ANYTHING? Which Hogwarts professor can transform into a cat? Find out those answers and more here Every page of this character handbook is packed with fun facts and epic moments from the films. Theres even an exclusive poster inside

Contributor(s):Author: Martha Stone The Harry Potter books and movies are full of unusual and sometimes gory sounding treats as well as some wholesome meals. We took a look at some of the more delicious sounding recipes and put them together so you can enjoy your own Harry Potter meals and treats. Its okay if youre a muggle, you can still enjoy all the magical treats and tastes that Harry, Hermione, Ron and the rest of the gang munched on during the events of the series

Harry Potter Beverage and Dessert Recipes: Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook with Easy Recipes, Paperback
Contributor(s):Author: Martha Stephenson Are you a huge fan of Harry Potter? Do you enjoy creating and trying new foods? What if we told you that you could recreate some of the dishes that were featured in the Harry Potter books and movies? Thats right We have a real treat for you as in this unofficial Harry Potter cookbook. Inside, we will be showing you how to recreate 30 magically delicious dishes inspired by Harry Potter. These recipes are so simple that you can even have the kids join in creating these delicious treats that are perfect whether you are hosting a HP-themed party, or just in the mood to have a fun meal with friends or family. Either way, we can guarantee you wont be disappointed so why not get the magic started right now Grab your book, a handy spatula for a wound and lets create something magical

Of Butterbeers and Treacle Tarts: The Harry Potter Cookbook: A Magical Collection of Fancy Harry Potter-Inspired Recipes, Paperback
Contributor(s):Author: Anthony Boundy Just like as a seemingly ordinary child was transported in the magical world of wizards and witches, you can get a glimpse of the boy who lived through this fancy cookbook featuring a collection of dishes that are popularized in the book. It also includes Harry Potter-inspired recipes conjured to immortalize the amazing journeys etched in the pages as well as on screed through the movie versions. We promise that you will take flight, not on superb brooms but by leafing through the pages of this cookbook. We assure you, nevertheless, that you will enjoy the experience.

50 Amazing Cocktails Inspired by Harry Potter, Paperback
Contributor(s):Author: Archie Thomas This fantastic book shows the reader how to make fifty fun cocktails that have been inspired by the wonderful world of Harry Potter. From classics such as the Black Russian and Dry Martini to brand new creations like Greybacks Lethal Bite and Snapes Overflowing Cauldron, there is sure to be a drink to suit everyones taste buds. Each cocktail recipe contains a basic list of ingredients required, simple instructions showing you how to make it and a suggestion for the best glass to use. So whether you fancy a glass of Godrics Gobbler, a pitcher of Poisonous Punch or a couple of cosmopolitans, this is the perfect book for you. The cocktails within this book have been carefully chosen so that most of them can be made with ingredients from your local supermarket or liquor store, rather than you having to order in speciality items; this means you can enjoy your cocktail evening without a handful of left-over bottles spending the rest of eternity in the back of your cupboard

Harry Potter - The Complete Quiz Book, Paperback
Contributor(s):Author: Frankie Taylor Author: Jack Goldstein How much do you know about the world of Harry Potter, his friends and of course his enemies? Do you know what language Merpeople speak? How long does felix felicis take to prepare? Who played Delores Umbridge in the films? And what colour hue does the Dogbreath potion have? This fantastically fun quiz book contains eight hundred questions (and answers ) covering every aspect of wizarding life including the characters, life at Hogwarts, spells, potions, fantastic beasts plus much, much more. It contains all of the questions from both Jack Goldsteins Ultimate Quiz Book and Frankie Taylors Amazing Quiz Book, even adding some completely new ones From questions even a muggle could answer all the way through to trivia that would test Dumbledore himself, this is the perfect way to test your Harry Potter knowledge.