Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Roverandrom by J.R.R. Tolkien

by J.R.R. Tolkien [j Tolkien]

This is an adventure story of a puppy named Rover who irritates a wizard and is then transformed into a tiny little toy. Determined to find the wizard and beg to be turned back into a real dog he sets out and on the way flies over the ocean on the back of a bird that carries him off the edge of the world to moon. He spends time there with the Man of the Moon and his dog Rover. Because there can’t be two dogs named Rover, our little friend is re-named Roverandom. Roverandom has many more adventures on the way to finding the wizard again, returning to his natural state and going back home. Written by J.R.R. Tolkien as a story for his children, it’s a good story in its own right with Tolkien style, but please note this has no relation to his Middle Earth / Lord of the Rings series. Recommended if you like a lighthearted fantasy read. -- recommended by Kristen A. - Gere Branch Library [ see Kristen's Reviewer Profile and more of her reviews ]

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Poems and Stories by Tolkien, which also has short stories.]

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