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The Hobbit Paperback – 1991


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Collins; First Thus edition (1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0261102664
  • ISBN-13: 978-0261102668
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.4 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #714,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book was amazing, it is a must read.
jimmy
It is done "comic style", with balloon dialog through out, but the story editing was done very well, and the illustration is absolutely beautiful.
Darryl Friesen
Well, if you haven't read this book recently, then it's time to reread it!
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100 of 116 people found the following review helpful By Tim on March 20, 2007
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a fun adaptation of Tolkien's classic work and I enjoy it as such, but it is *not* as described here by Amazon. First, buyers need to know that this is a graphic novel and an abridgment of Tolkien's work. Second, it is *not* illustrated by Alan Lee as stated in Amazon's description, the illustrations were done by David Wenzel. This is a glaring mistake that Amazon needs to correct quickly. There are plenty of Alan Lee fans out there, especially after the LOTR movies were made with his assistance, and those fans may be disappointed to find the work of a different illustrator show up in their mailbox. Amazon also gives the wrong ISBN-10 number, though I doubt many will notice or care.

Having said all this, I have enjoyed this adaptation of Tolkien's work. I bought it primarily for my 5 year old daughter who is a bit too young for the unabridged and non-illustrated novel but is still very interested in the story. She loves for me to read it to her and she gets a fuller and more accurate depiction of the story than the 1977 cartoon video provides.

I recommend this work, but Amazon needs a fuller, more honest description of what buyers will be receiving.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer L. Rinehart VINE VOICE on March 14, 2011
Format: Paperback
Like most everyone else who has reviewed The Hobbit, I've owned several copies over the years. From a tiny, dog eared paperback that I got free from a RIF event (Reading is Fundamental - they give books to school children) to this graphic novelization. Which is why it is so hard for me to write something bad about this book.

I flipping love The Hobbit.

But this version is dreadful.

First off, it has been abridged. Who in their right mind would cut out parts of the Hobbit?

Second off the writing is so teeny weeny and with the pictures running right into the center binding, I had to break the spine to get at the dialogue to read it. Tres annoying.

Third, this is sorta a recap of number one, but with the parts left out and then the pictures teeming with activities and characters, well, sometimes it was just plain hard to know what was going on.

Anyway, I think instead of this book, I'd rather buy the hardback version of The Hobbit which has pictures at the beginning of each chapter.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 18, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
There are several sellers listed as having this book, but they will ship you the mass market paperback instead. When I tried to call amazon customer service, they were vastly unhelpful for a change. Best bet is to contact the seller BEFORE purchasing to ensure you will receive the GRAPHIC NOVEL instead of the MASS MARKET PAPERBACK.

I own a copy of this graphic novel and my 6 year old ADORES this book. This is a wonderful way to get a young person interested in The Hobbit. Yes, it is abridged, but the core story line is intact and the illustrations are wonderful.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Matt Greer on May 19, 2002
Format: Paperback
Unfortunately Amazon has mashed together all the Hobbit reviews. But the comic/graphic novel version is different enough to warrant it's own review pool.
I bought this expecting to love reliving the Hobbit in a visual format. But that didn't happen. This adaption is just flat and missing so much of the magic Tolkien created. I suppose that's a given when you replace so much of his expertly crafted words with pictures.
If nothing else, read the standard version of the Hobbit first before trying this. Reading this first will just spoil what a great book the Hobbit is.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By learning to swim on November 20, 2013
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There is a need of magnifying glass In order for kids or an adult to read the lines in the bubbles. The author tried too hard to minimize the number of pages to capture the sense of the storyline in this comic book is just ridiculous. The printed words are smaller than a size of an ant. My kids strained their eyes to read the words. Simply over priced on the book though the art is more for older kids to appreciate.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Debby on October 19, 2010
Format: Paperback
The Hobbit was a great story of the heroic journey of Bilbo Baggins. It is a part of the series The Lord of The Rings and is typically recommended to be read prior to the other three books. I thoroughly enjoyed reading nearly the entire story; there was hardly ever a part that even remotely let my mind wander elsewhere. I think that J.R.R. Tolkien did a fantastic job of capturing the reader's imagination and holding it there consistently throughout the entire book. This book has become a great staple in modern day literature and I definitely regret having not read it earlier in my life.
The book began when Gandalf came to recruit Bilbo to go on an adventure with a tribe of 13 dwarves who had lost their treasure to a dragon. Bilbo was a great thief and Gandalf wanted his help to steal the treasure back. Initially Bilbo had no desire to leave his comfortable home in the Shire and said that he wouldn't go; he was too afraid to get out of his comfort zone. I think that this is a part of the book that people from today's world would definitely benefit from listening to; so many adults and teenagers are too comfortable with where they are right now and refuse to pursue anything even relatively difficult--no matter how rewarding. Sometimes the greatest things in life come at the greatest price.
Eventually Bilbo agreed to go and help the dwarves, they met many obstacles along the way including trolls, goblins, monsters, spiders, and wargs. Gandalf rescued the crew from the trolls but as the story progressed we began to see Bilbo's true potential. Especially after Gandalf left and he had found a ring (whilst he was in a cave that he had gotten left behind in) that had powers which could turn him invisible.
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