J.R.R. Tolkien is the beloved fantasy writer best known for THE HOBBIT and The Lord of the Rings. For generations, his awe-inspiring epics have mesmerized children and adults alike, and the fascination continues with two upcoming Hobbit films. Tolkien's World is a breathtaking illustrated book that brings to life Tolkien's cherished mythical characters. Tolkien's World takes you on an incredible journey through the realms of Middle-earth and back to a time when elves, dwarves, wizards and a small, courageous people known as Hobbits battled the forces of evil. The book's stunning gallery-like approach and lavish artwork re-create Tolkien's magical world in a uniquely convincing and immersive way. Explore Middle-earth, from the rolling hills of the Shire to the desolate ash plains of Mordor. Discover the secrets of a world where elves roam through enchanted forests and dragons sleep in dark caverns under the mountains. This child-friendly guide re-imagines the places and people of Middle-earth, revealing its rich mythology and huge cast of characters. Tolkien's World is ideal for Hobbit fans, big and small. Tolkien's work is timeless, and Tolkien's World is the perfect prequel for the upcoming blockbuster Hobbit movies, THE HOBBIT: An Unexpected Journey (December 2012) and THE HOBBIT: There and Back Again (December 2013). Legendary director Peter Jackson, whose internationally successful Lord of the Rings trilogy grossed nearly $3 billion at the global box office, returns to the director's chair for both movies. Gareth Hanrahan is a writer, editor, and game designer based in Ireland, with a wealth of experience in sci-fi and fantasy properties, including Doctor Who and Tolkien's Middle-earth. Peter Mckinstry is an artist, whose talents have been employed on a dazzling variety of book and film projects, including Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter.For more information, visit www.insighteditions.com
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