Myth Maker

J. R. R. Tolkien

By Anne E. Neimark; Brad Weinman (Illustrator)
(Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152988470, 128pp.)

Publication Date: September 1996

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A philologist of world renown, a professor at Oxford, and the author of academic treatises, J. R. R. Tolkien was far more than a fantasy book writer. His lifelong fascination with medieval texts and languages gave him a unique vision and endless inspiration for his tales. His broad interests made possible his creation of faery worlds and entire races of beings, as well as the languages, cultures, and characters that make his books as engaging today as they were fifty 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 imaginary worlds.

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