The Hobbit, is a fantasy book that was originally a tale for children, but J.R.R. Tolkien transformed the tale into an exciting adventure for a much wider audience. This book was written long before the, “Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, and is set in a fantasy world filled with elves, dragons and wizards. The book takes the reader on many adventures with the main character Bilbo Baggins. The well thought out story has was published in 1937, and has remained a popular read.
They split up the book into 3 movies, so they could get in the whole story, and all the action! The first two have been released, and they are working on the third one now. The second movie got more negative reviews, since it did not stick as closely to the book as the first one. I personally think they worked the story well into the movie and both films are extremely successful. If you ever get the opportunity to read the book, or watch the movies, I would recommend doing both!
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”
Tolkein, J.R.R. The Hobbit. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1973. Print.