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Farmer Giles of Ham and Other Stories
     

Farmer Giles of Ham and Other Stories

by J. R. R. Tolkien, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)
 

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FARMER GILES OF HAM is one of Tolkien's most popular stories. Full of wit and humor and set in the days of giants and dragons, it tells the tale of a reluctant hero who saves his village from the dragon Chrysophylax.

SMITH OF WOOTTON MAJOR tells of baking a Great Cake to mark the Feast of Good Children and the magical events that follow, while LEAF BY NIGGLE

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FARMER GILES OF HAM is one of Tolkien's most popular stories. Full of wit and humor and set in the days of giants and dragons, it tells the tale of a reluctant hero who saves his village from the dragon Chrysophylax.

SMITH OF WOOTTON MAJOR tells of baking a Great Cake to mark the Feast of Good Children and the magical events that follow, while LEAF BY NIGGLE recounts the adventures of a painter trying to capture a tree on canvas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395267998
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/20/1978

Meet the Author

J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892-1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 3, 1892
Date of Death:
September 2, 1973
Place of Birth:
Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (South Africa)
Place of Death:
Oxford, England
Education:
B.A., Exeter College, Oxford University, 1915; M.A., 1919

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