Review: Roverandom

RoverandomRoverandom by J.R.R. Tolkien
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Adorable children’s story by the master of fantasy. The reader level is a bit high for young children and the scenes a bit too immature for the teen reading level (or a gifted reader), but it was just right for me reading to my girls who enjoyed it. It is about 120 pages.

Blurb: Rover should never have bitten the wizard’s trousers. His punishment was to be transformed into a toy, and now he is forced to track down the magician so he can be returned to normal. His adventures will take him to the moon and under the sea, introducing him to many fabulous – and dangerous – creatures.

Inspired by the loss of his own child’s favorite toy, this charming tale was written by J.R.R. Tolkien long before The Hobbit, yet remained unpublished for more than 70 years. This new paperback edition includes a full introduction and detailed notes about the story.

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