While on holiday in 1925, four-year-old Michael Tolkien lost his beloved toy dog on the beach at Filey in Yorkshire. To console him, his father, J.R.R. Tolkien, improvised a story about Rover, a real dog who is magically transformed into a toy and is forced to seek out the wizard who wronged him in order to be returned to normal. This charming tale, peopled by a sand-sorcerer and a terrible dragon, by the king of the sea and the Man-in-the-Moon, went through several drafts over the years. Now, more than 70 years on, the adventures of Rover, or, for reasons that become clear in the story, 'Roverandom', are published in A-format for the first time. Rich in wit and wordplay, Roverandom is edited and introduced by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond and includes Tolkien's own delightful illustrations.More
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Delightful Magic from Tolkien and Jacobi!
Better than Laika! (Look out Sputnik!)
Yes. It's a cute story. Many of my friends have kids and this is one of those stories that would be great to have kids listen to.
I would say each time Roverandom encounters another dog.
I have. He does a great job. This story is for kids and he has a great talent to treat it as such.
I did. It's a short story.
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