ROVERANDOM

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Author: J R R Tolkien
Barcode/ISBN13: 9780007149117
ISBN: 0007149115
Imprint/Brand: Tolkien
Release Date: 02 Dec 2002
Format: Paperback
Price $AUD: $18.95
Categories: Book
Lord of the Rings / Middle Earth
Fantasy

For the first time in A - format paperback, J.R.R. Tolkien's novella about the adventures of a bewitched toy dog. While on holiday in 1925, four - year - old Michael Tolkien lost his beloved toy dog on the beach at Filey in Yorkshire. 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, went through several drafts over the years. Now, more than 70 years on, the adventures of Rover - or, for reasons that become clear in the story, 'Roverandom' - are published in A format for the first time. Rich in wit and wordplay, Roverandom is edited and introduced by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond and includes Tolkien's own delightful illustrations.

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