The Hobbit Or There and Back Again

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618260307
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A newly rejacketed edition of the classic tale chronicles the adventures of the inhabitants of Middle-earth and of Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit who brought home to The Shire the One Ring of Power.

Connecting Children with Classics A Reader Centered Approach to Selecting and Promoting Great Literature

Author: Meagan Lacy
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440844409
Release Date: 2018-03-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This readers' advisory and collection development guide identifies hundreds of books that can help children connect with books and develop into engaged readers. It enables children's librarians, collection development specialists in public libraries, as well as K–8 school librarians and teachers to choose from the best in traditional and modern children's titles. • Enables collection development specialists who are building a new collection or strengthening/augmenting an existing one to create balanced and enduring collections • Serves librarians seeking to increase their knowledge about children's classics and help young readers get more out of them • Helps teachers who are looking for ways to use literature in the classroom, as well as parents seeking books that are suited to their child's interests, needs, and problems

Children s Books and Their Creators

Author: Anita Silvey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395653800
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Reference

Features autobiographical vignettes by popular children's authors and offers more than eight hundred short articles covering every aspect of children's books, their themes, and their creators

The Essential Guide to Children s Books and Their Creators

Author:
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547348894
Release Date:
Genre: Reference

Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children. Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.

J R R Tolkien

Author: Humphrey Carpenter
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547524429
Release Date: 2014-03-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The authorized biography of the creator of Middle-earth. In the decades since his death in September 1973, millions have read THE HOBBIT, THE LORD OF THE RINGS, and THE SILMARILLION and become fascinated about the very private man behind the books. Born in South Africa in January 1892, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was orphaned in childhood and brought up in near-poverty. He served in the first World War, surviving the Battle of the Somme, where he lost many of the closest friends he'd ever had. After the war he returned to the academic life, achieving high repute as a scholar and university teacher, eventually becoming Merton Professor of English at Oxford where he was a close friend of C.S. Lewis and the other writers known as The Inklings. Then suddenly his life changed dramatically. One day while grading essay papers he found himself writing 'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit' -- and worldwide renown awaited him. Humphrey Carpenter was given unrestricted access to all Tolkien's papers, and interviewed his friends and family. From these sources he follows the long and painful process of creation that produced THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE SILMARILLION and offers a wealth of information about the life and work of the twentieth century's most cherished author.

Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

Author: Brett M. Rogers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190661076
Release Date: 2016-12-26
Genre: Performing Arts

Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy is the first collection of essays in English focusing on how fantasy draws deeply on ancient Greek and Roman mythology, philosophy, literature, history, art, and cult practice. Presenting fifteen all-new essays intended for both scholars and other readers of fantasy, this volume explores many of the most significant examples of the modern genre-including the works of H. P. Lovecraft, J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia, J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones series, and more-in relation to important ancient texts such as Aeschylus' Oresteia, Aristotle's Poetics, Virgil's Aeneid, and Apuleius' The Golden Ass. These varied studies raise fascinating questions about genre, literary and artistic histories, and the suspension of disbelief required not only of readers of fantasy but also of students of antiquity. Ranging from harpies to hobbits, from Cyclopes to Cthulhu, and all manner of monster and myth in-between, this comparative study of Classics and fantasy reveals deep similarities between ancient and modern ways of imagining the world. Although antiquity and the present day differ in many ways, at its base, ancient literature resonates deeply with modern fantasy's image of worlds in flux and bodies in motion.

J R R Tolkien

Author: Bodleian Library
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105008707817
Release Date: 1992
Genre: History

Originally written to accompany a 1994 Bodleian Library exhibition, this is a beautifully-illustrated and elegantly written testament to the cross-fertilization of European culture and tradition in the Middle Ages and early Modern period. The manuscripts and books presented here--including Ptolemy's "Cosmographia" and a Pilgrim's guide to the Holy Land--reveal the lively "trafficking of ideas" across the Continent.

British children s writers 1914 1960

Author: Donald R. Hettinga
Publisher: Gale
ISBN: UOM:49015003017291
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. Dictionary of Literary

Something about the Author

Author: Alan Hedblad
Publisher: Gale
ISBN: 0787619825
Release Date: 1998-11-02
Genre: Literary Criticism

An source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume of this series provides illustrated biographical articles on approximately 70 children's authors and artists. The series covers more than 10,000 individuals, ranging from established aw

A Tolkien treasury

Author: Running Press
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
ISBN: 0894717049
Release Date: 1989-03-01
Genre: Literary Collections

A special edition that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit. Complemented by lavish illustrations, this book is full of essays, poems, songs, and stories written by and for the author.