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Author Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.

Title Roverandom / by J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christina Scull, Wayne G. Hammond
Published Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998


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Description xxii, 106 pages : 22 cm
Contents Roverandom -- Illustrations / J.R.R. Tolkien -- House Where 'Rover' Began His Adventures as a 'Toy' -- Rover Arrives on the Moon -- The White Dragon Pursues Roverandom & the Moondog -- Lunar Landscape -- The Gardens of the Merking's Palace
Summary In 1925, while on vacation with his family on the Yorkshire coast, four-year-old Michael Tolkien lost his favorite toy, a little lead dog he was reluctant to put down even to play on the beach. To console and distract him, his father, J. R. R. Tolkien, improvised a story - the story of Rover, a real dog magically transformed into a toy, who, after many fantastic adventures in search of the wizard who wronged him, at last wins back his doggy life. This charming tale, peopled by a terrible dragon and a wise old whale, by the king of the sea and the Man-in-the-Moon, was a Tolkien family favorite and went through several drafts over the years. Now, more than seventy years after it was written, the story of Rover - or, as the Man-in-the-Moon fondly called him, Roverandom - is published at last, together with five illustrations by the author
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-106)
Subject Dogs -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Dragons -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fantasy fiction.
Author Hammond, Wayne G.
Scull, Christina.
LC no. 97036882
ISBN 0395898714