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April 07, 2017
A beautiful children's book, and although aimed at children I feel that any Tolkien fan, like me, would love this story and its illustrations
June 16, 2017
Wow! So, I usually try to write a post on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but something went totally crazy yesterday. It felt like a Friday. Seriously! I kept thinking that I had to work and that my sister was coming home for the weekend. Nope! It was only Thursday. Plus, I had a brother and sister-in-la...
September 17, 2016
I read an early copy of this book via work, with no obligation to leave a personal review.
This is a quietly told story about J. R. R. Tolkien, with pitch-perfect, soft illustrations to accompany it. The words and the illustrations both take an understated tone, but are absolutely gorgeous. It's l...
May 20, 2017
This book is magnificent. It presents the biographical particulars of Tolkien's life in a fresh and engaging way, the prose and art working together seamlessly to communicate facts and to show how imagination enlivens the ordinary, provides comfort in darkness, and makes life even more meaningful...
August 23, 2017
A really excellent picture book biography. I've been on the fence for years about reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series , but this books made me want to give them a go!
March 21, 2017
Purchased from a local kids bookstore on their recommendation.
Backstory - I'm British and have read a Tolkien autobiography before and love his books.
Summary - this book is a delightful picture book mini-biography of JRR Tolkien for children to explore the basics of his life and works.
June 20, 2017
First sentence: John Ronald was a boy who loved horses. And trees. And strange sounding words. But most of all, John Ronald loved dragons.
Premise/plot: John Ronald's Dragons is a picture book biography of J.R.R. Tolkien the author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. The time covered in this pic...
April 05, 2017
This was a very nice picture book biography, and the notes at the back show that it was fairly well researched. I don't know that it will work for my middle school readers-- they need more information about Tolkien's life, work, and impact. I am somewhat confused about the audience for this one,...
September 07, 2017
Wonderful, wonderful illustrations accompany the story of the early to middle life of J.R.R. Tolkien. I loved learning of Tolkien's obsession with dragons all the way through his invention of Smaug. He led a very interesting life (full of loss!) and the additional notes at the end only added to h...
August 14, 2017
Beautiful storytelling about one of my favorite authors, and the illustrations are perfect! I recommend this to all Tolkien fans. Don't let the "picture book" format discourage you from missing out on this great book! Great way to share Tolkien's life with younger readers, too.