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J.R.R. Tolkien's lifelong fascination with medieval texts and languages gave him a unique vision and endless inspiration for his tales, and his broad interests made possible his creation of faery worlds, as well as the cultures and characters that make his books as engaging today as they were more than seventy-five years ago. This clear and thoroughly researched biography of the creator of The Hobbit is accompanied by magical illustrations that recall the mystery of Tolkien’s worlds.
About the Author
Anne E. Neimark is a renowned author whose reader-friendly approach to writing biographies has allowed many young people to learn about the lives of famous and important people. She is the author of Diego Rivera, Artist of the People and Che! She lives near Chicago.