John Ronald's Dragons: The Story of J. R. R. Tolkien by Caroline McAlister

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Title : John Ronald's Dragons: The Story of J. R. R. Tolkien
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ISBN : 1626720924
Edition Language : English
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Number of Pages : 0 pages


Sean rated it ★★★★★

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

Krista the Krazy Kataloguer rated it ★★★★☆

November 22, 2017

I actually knew nothing about Tolkien's life until I read this book. The author doesn't end the biography with Tolkien's death, however, but leaves it as if he became one with his stories and still lives on. Nice. The author's note at the end does include more information about his life, as well...

Haley rated it ★★★★★

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...

Sarah rated it ★★★★☆

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. Pros - some...

J. rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Panda rated it ★★★★★

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...

Jordan rated it ★★★★★

January 15, 2018

A beautifully illustrated picture biography of JRR Tolkien, following him from childhood to the creation of The Hobbit. The highest praise, I think, is that both I and my daughter--a far more critical reviewer--enjoy this book. I've posted a longer review at my blog.

Christine rated it ★★★★★

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!

Milou rated it ★★★★★

November 20, 2017

This was beautiful. I know for sure that this isn't something only children will enjoy. The art style is simply stunning and the story line is original and I loved it. By being a huge Tolkien fan this adorable book warmed my heart. I don't have any children to read this to, but I'm sure my dog wil...

Becky rated it ★★★★☆

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...

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