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Tolkien, J.R.R.
New York : Ballantine Books, 1965.
ISBN 0395489318

(2 booktalks)

Booktalk #1

In the prequel, a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins stumbles upon a magic ring. Throughout this book, another hobbit, Frodo Baggins is trying to destroy the ring which can posses you. There are many obstacles along the way. The ring won't break and they have to get rid of it where the evil emperor can't get it and take over the world. Also, Frodo must look out for these mysterious Black Riders that will take him hostage if caught. To find out what happens to Frodo and his companions, read THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, by J.R.R. Tolkien. (Zack P., 8th grade student, Rundlett Middle School, Concord, New Hampshire)

Booktalk #2

This book is part of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. If Frodo wishes to keep his shire and all of middle earth safe from the evil powers of Sauron, the evil sorcerer, he must go to the Mount and cast the ring of power into the cracks of death. If you like a good fantasy adventure, then you should read THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RINGS as well as the other books in this series. To really understand the story, you should read The Hobbit. (Dan C., 8th grade student, Rundlett Middle School, Concord, New Hampshire)

SUBJECTS:     Fantasy


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