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Tales from the Perilous Realm (Misc)
Series: Misc
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 0261103431
Pages: 192 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins
Price: £6.99
Reader Rating: 7 out of 10
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Tales from the Perilous Realm by J.R.R. Tolkien

Description: "Farmer Giles of Ham" is fat and unheroic, but - having unwittingly managed to scare off a short-sighted giant - is called upon to do battle when the dragon Chrysophylax comes to town; "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil" tells by way of verse of Tom's many adventures with hobbits, princesses, dwarves and trolls; "Leaf by Niggle" recounts the strange adventures of the painter Niggle who sets out to paint the perfect tree; and "Smith of Wootton Major" journeys to the Land of Faery thanks to the magical ingredients of the Great Cake of the Feast of Good Children. The four tales are written with the same quality and hallmarks that made Tolkien's Hobbit a classic. Largely overlooked because of their short lengths, they are collected together in this volume. This paperback includes Tolkien's extended poem "Mythopoeia" as an extra bonus to the hardback.
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