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J.R.R. Tolkien

Master of Imaginary Worlds

Series: Authors Teens Love

By Edward Willett

Born John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, this author is best known for his original worlds and creatures, many of whom appear in THE HOBBIT and The Lord of the Rings stories. Through a thorough exploration of his life and work, Edward Willett brings to life the inner workings of the mind of this author who made fantasy writing what it is today. Photographs and Internet addresses are included.

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". . . the entries are extremely consistent in format . . . biographies also focus on their contributions to the development of their respective genres . . . Each volume provides young readers with information on its subject in a highly readable format. They would be a good choice for middle school and junior high school libraries."

VOYA, December 2004

". . . a solid introduction . . . Of particular interest may be the appended “In His Own Words” with Tolkien’s thoughts on his writings and their impact on a reader."

Children's Literature

"The boxed quotes used throughout both highlight the text and provide interesting tidbits of additional information . . . A thorough index, bibliography, glossary, timeline, and detailed chapter notes provide the needed authority for readers interested in facts as well as great stories."

Library Media Connection, February 2005

". . . Tolkien clearly goes a step beyond the typical series book, offering a more perceptive and more detailed, satisfying portrayal of its subject . . . A series worth watching."

Booklist, November 1, 2004

". . . the famous author’s life is handled succinctly . . . the sidebars contain tidbits of information that will interest readers . . ."

Denver Public Schools, November 2005

“Both of these serviceable titles contain enough facts for report writers.”

School Library Journal, December 2004

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