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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt The Hobbit, Sixtieth Anniversary Edition, Illustrated by Alan Lee

This beautifully illustrated 60th anniversary edition of The Hobbit is a great modern classic and prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Whisked away from his comfortable unambitious life in his hobbit hole in Bag End by Gandalf the wizard and a company of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoarde of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Although quite reluctant to take part in this quest, Bilbo surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and his skill as a burglar.
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Customer Reviews for The Hobbit, Sixtieth Anniversary Edition, Illustrated by Alan Lee
Review 1 for The Hobbit, Sixtieth Anniversary Edition, Illustrated by Alan Lee
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Beautiful Keepsake Book

Date:January 11, 2013
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weninvegas
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This is a beautiful edition for any Hobbit fan. I purchased it for my teenaged daughter and she made the comment "It's so nice I'll keep it for my kids"
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Review 2 for The Hobbit, Sixtieth Anniversary Edition, Illustrated by Alan Lee
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Love this book with artwork by Alan Lee

Date:December 4, 2012
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MrsMVPJess
Location:British Columbia
Age:35-44
Gender:female
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I've read this book to my children as a read a loud for
School. But now with pictures the story has so much
more to it for them.
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Review 3 for The Hobbit, Sixtieth Anniversary Edition, Illustrated by Alan Lee
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Date:December 20, 2010
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Shalom
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-Matching companion book to the Lord of the Rings 60th ed.
-Nice cloth covered hardback
-Beautiful illustrations, thankfully not from the movies
-Reasonably priced
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Review 4 for The Hobbit, Sixtieth Anniversary Edition, Illustrated by Alan Lee
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Date:December 10, 2008
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Peggy Rasmusson
Perfect match to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy illustrated by the same artist. A beautiful edition that you will treasure.
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Review 5 for The Hobbit, Sixtieth Anniversary Edition, Illustrated by Alan Lee
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Date:September 19, 2008
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J Kent Benson
This is a beautiful copy of The Hobbit that we have loved as a family for many years. We recently bought a copy for each of our children, so that they could take it with them as they are growing up and leaving home.
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Review 6 for The Hobbit, Sixtieth Anniversary Edition, Illustrated by Alan Lee
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Date:June 9, 2005
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Mark Zellner
If you have never read the Lord of the Rings, this is a great intoducion to the never ending depths of Middle Earth. Learn the history of Frodo's adventures; how it all got started sixty years ago. If you have read LOTR but not this, you should be ashamed! Sixty years is about time! True, the book is written for a younger audeince, but adult and child alike will find it a charming, intriguing tale of bravery, loyalty, and high adventure. What better way to introduce someone to the wonders of Tolkien's world than this wonderfully illustrated book. There's a reason that six decades is not enough to keep millions of readers from enjoying The Hobbit. When other authors come and go with time, certain ones become mile stones in the history of literature. Tolkien redefines Fantasy.
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