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Movie Tie-in Editions

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

Tolkien, J. R. R.

J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to The Lord of the Rings trilogy—now available in a movie tie-in edition paperback. The Hobbit tells of the grand adventure of Bilbo Baggins as he journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a band of dwarves to reclaim their treasure from the dragon Smaug.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544164222

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 11/5/2013

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The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Official Movie Guide

Brian Sibley

Journey deeper into the magical world of The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, through exclusive interviews with director Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom and principal filmmakers and new cast members.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547898704

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 11/19/2013

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The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Visual Companion

Jude Fisher

Introduced by Richard Armitage, who plays Thorin, the Visual Companion includes over 100 rich illustrations and is the perfect guide to the second epic installment of Peter Jackson's trilogy.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547898742

Format: Hardcover

Publication date: 11/19/2013

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The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Activity Book

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Packed with stills and artwork,
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Activity Book offers a teasing insight into what lies in store for fans of the film.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547898674

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 11/19/2013

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The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug The Movie Storybook

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Find out what lies ahead for Bilbo and the Dwarves in this easy-to-read storybook that provides an enticing summary of the events in the second film.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547901985

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 11/19/2013

$9.95 Buy Now

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Sticker Book

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

This new book includes different fact files about The Hobbit and activities designed to inform the reader about the story and its characters using the stickers.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544234680

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 11/26/2013

$9.95 Buy Now

The Hobbit

Tolkien, J. R. R.

J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to The Lord of the Rings trilogy—now available in a movie tie-in edition paperback.

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780547844978

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 9/18/2012

$13.95 Buy Now

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Official Movie Guide

Sibley, Brian

This behind-the-scenes guide to the making of the film features interviews with key cast and crew and production details.

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780547898551

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 11/06/2012

$14.95 Buy Now

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Visual Companion

Fisher, Jude

This book will introduce readers to the characters and settings of Peter Jackson's film. Full-color throughout with gatefold maps.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade)

ISBN: 9780547898568

Format: Hardcover

Publication date: 11/06/2012

$19.95 Buy Now

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Activity Book

Kempshall, Paddy

A special teaser for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in the form of a children's activity book, featuring photos and puzzles throughout.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547898711

Format: Hardcover

Publication date: 11/06/2012

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movie Storybook: Photo Storybook

Kempshall, Paddy

This full-color storybook relays the narrative highlights of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with photos and descriptive text for younger readers.

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780547898728

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 11/06/2012

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The World of the Hobbits

Kempshall, Paddy

The World of the Hobbits takes young readers behind the scenes, to reveal the characters and locations of the film.

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780547898735

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 11/06/2012

$9.95 Buy Now

The Lord of the Rings

Tolkien, J. R. R.

The 50th anniversary one-volume edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic.

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780544003415

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 8/14/2012

$20.00 Buy Now

New Tolkien

The Hobbit Illustrated Edition

Tolkien, J. R. R., illustrated by Catlin, Jemima

A beautiful gift edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's enchanting tale, fully illustrated by Jemima Catlin. The Hobbit is one of literature's most enduring and well-loved novel.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544174221

Format: Hardcover

Publication date: 10/1/2013

$30.00 Buy Now

Lord of the Rings Deluxe Edition

J.R.R. Tolkien

A deluxe edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic tale featuring a beautiful leatherette cover. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544273443

Format: Vinyl

Publication date: 10/29/2013

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The Fall of Arthur

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Fall of Arthur is the only venture by J.R.R. Tolkien into the legends of Arthur King of Britain. It may well be regarded as his finest and most skillful achievement in the use of the Old English alliterative meter.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544115897

Format: Hardcover

Publication date: 5/23/2013

$19.95 Buy Now

Best-selling Backlist Editions

The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again

Tolkien, J. R. R.

This deluxe hardcover edition of The Hobbit contains an introduction by Christopher Tolkien and all of Tolkien's own drawings.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618968633

Format: Hardcover

Publication date: 9/18/2007

$25.00 Buy Now

The Hobbit

Tolkien, J. R. R./ Lee, Alan (ILT)

This lavish gift edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic features cover art, illustrations, and watercolor paintings by the artist Alan Lee.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395873465

Format: Hardcover

Publication date: 9/19/1997

$35.00 Buy Now

The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again

Tolkien, J. R. R.

The timeless classic presented in the standard hardcover edition using the author's original jacket design.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395071229

Format: Hardcover

Publication date: 1/1/1938

$16.99 Buy Now

The Hobbit

Tolkien, J. R. R.

This deluxe collector's edition of Tolkien's classic is boxed and bound in green leatherette with foil stamping on the spine and cover.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395177112

Format: Hardcover/Slip Cased

Publication date: 10/24/1973

$35.00 Buy Now

The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again

Tolkien, J. R. R./ Hague, Michael (ILT)

This edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic is illustrated with 48 paintings by noted artist Michael Hague.

Publisher: Graphia

ISBN: 9780395520215

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 10/30/1989

$17.95 Buy Now

The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again

Tolkien, J. R. R./ Sis, Peter (ILT)/ Lee, Alan (ILT)

J.R.R. Tolkien's classic, featuring cover art by Caldecott Honor winning illustrator Peter Sís, specially formatted for young readers.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618162215

Format: Hardcover

Publication date: 9/24/2001

$18.00 Buy Now

The Hobbit

Tolkien, J. R. R./ Sis, Peter (ILT)

J.R.R. Tolkien's classic, featuring cover art by Caldecott Honor winning illustrator Peter Sís, specially formatted for young readers.

Publisher: Graphia

ISBN: 9780618150823

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 9/25/2001

$10.99 Buy Now

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again

Tolkien, J. R. R.

This edition includes a note on the text by Douglas A. Anderson and features cover art by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Publisher: Graphia

ISBN: 9780618260300

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 8/15/2002

$10.99 Buy Now

The Annotated Hobbit: The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again

Tolkien, J. R. R./ Anderson, Douglas A.

Douglas A. Anderson's The Annotated Hobbit is the definitive explication of the sources, characters, places, and things of Tolkien's classic.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade)

ISBN: 9780618134700

Format: Hardcover

Publication date: 9/9/2002

$30.00 Buy Now

The Lord of the Rings

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Tolkien's epic, presented in a fully corrected text setting and an extensive index.

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780618640157

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 10/12/2005

$20.00 Buy Now

The Lord of the Rings

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Tolkien's epic, presented in a fully corrected text setting and an extensive index.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade)

ISBN: 9780618645619

Format: Hardcover

Publication date: 10/12/2005

$38.00 Buy Now

75th Anniversary Editions

The Hobbit

Tolkien, J. R. R.

75th Anniversary Edition of the great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings.

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780547928227

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 09/18/2012

$13.95 Buy Now

The Fellowship of the Ring

Tolkien, J. R. R.

The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure The Lord of the Rings.

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780547928210

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 09/18/2012

$13.95 Buy Now

The Two Towers

Tolkien, J. R. R.

The second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure The Lord of the Rings.

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780547928203

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 9/18/2012

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The Return of the King

Tolkien, J. R. R.

The third volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure The Lord of the Rings.

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780547928197

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 9/18/2012

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The Hobbit / The Lord of the Rings

Tolkien, J. R. R.

This four-volume, deluxe paperback boxed set contains J.R.R. Tolkien's epic masterworks The Hobbit and the three volumes of The Lord of the Rings.

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780547928180

Format: Paperback/Slip Cased

Publication date: 9/18/2012

$55.00 Buy Now

The Hobbit: Pocket Edition

Tolkien, J. R. R.

This charming pocket-sized edition contains the complete unabridged text and features the original cover illustration, painted by J.R.R. Tolkien himself.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547928241

Format: Hardcover

Publication date: 9/18/2012

$15.95 Buy Now

Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit"

Olsen, Corey

An insightful companion volume to The Hobbit, designed to bring a thorough and unique new reading to a general audience.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade)

ISBN: 9780544106635

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 8/6/2013

$14.95 Buy Now

The Hobbit

Tolkien, J. R. R.

This edition includes a note on the text by Douglas A. Anderson and features cover art by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547953830

Format: Hardcover

Publication date: 9/18/2012

$17.99 Buy Now

The Art of the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Tolkien, J. R. R./ Hammond, Wayne G. (EDT)/ Scull, Christina (EDT)

J.R.R. Tolkien's complete artwork for The Hobbit, presented for the first time in celebration of the 75th anniversary.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade)

ISBN: 9780547928258

Format: Hardcover

Publication date: 9/18/2012

$40.00 Buy Now

The Hobbit: Deluxe Pocket Edition

Tolkien, J. R. R.

J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy -- now available in a deluxe pocket edition with leatherette cover.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544045521

Format: Vinyl Bound

Publication date: 10/01/2012

$19.95 Buy Now

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The Desolation of Smaug

Q & A with Illustrator Jemima Catlin

Jemima Catlin, illustrator of the new Hobbit Illustrated edition sits down to answer some questions...

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Q & A with Illustrator Jemima Catlin

Q: There's such a vaunted tradition of illustrated editions of Tolkien's work. What was it like for you to work on this book, what was your process like, and how long did it take you?

It was very exciting to be illustrating such a wonderful story! I started off doing character sketches initially, it was important I got the characters right. Then I went through the book picking out scenes I found most inspiring. Once I had got around 60 drawings finished, I created chapter layouts, working out where more images were needed. I then made my way through the layouts completing the rest of the illustrations. I made sure to give each dwarf an individual appearance, and kept faithful to Tolkien's descriptions and colors. From the first meeting about The Hobbit to publication, the process took almost two and a half years all together!

Q: When did you first read The Hobbit? What is your personal history with Tolkien's books?

I first read The Hobbit when I was 12 and I loved it — I couldn't put it down! My grandfather was a Tolkien book collector, and it is sad he wasn't around to see that I illustrated The Hobbit. The first ever Middle-earth inspired drawing I did was for my sister's wedding table plan in 2008; I drew two huge Ent's with the table names at the ends of the branches. Then when I was at university, I decided to illustrate the short story Roverandom by J.R.R. Tolkien for my final major project, I found the book very inspiring.

Q: Which of the illustrations you made for The Hobbit did you have the most fun creating? Which character(s) spoke to you the most?

I really enjoyed drawing the banquet scene at Beorn's. That scene is so unusual, with sheep, dogs and horses as waiters, I really loved depicting it. I had fun thinking up all the food on the table, of course I had to choose salmon, since Beorn shape shifts into a bear! I think perhaps Beorn was one of my favorite characters to draw; I found him fascinating and could relate to his character.

First Sample of Hobbit Illustrated by Jemima Catlin
Second Sample of Hobbit Illustrated by Jemima Catlin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

J. R. R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien was born in South Africa, but moved to England when he was still an infant. Tolkien always had a passion for writing and would create languages with his cousin when he was young. He was a student at Oxford where he met C.S. Lewis, whom he shared his love of language, myths and storytelling. After he was married and had children, Tolkien would realize the power of his imagination while telling his son nightly bedtime stories. Years later in the 1930's, the idea of The Hobbit came to life. He would go on to write Books of the Legendarium including The Lord of the Rings, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, The Silmarillion and more as well as The History of Middle Earth series with titles such as The Book of Lost Tales, The Shaping of Middle Earth and The War of the Ring. J.R.R. Tolkien died in 1973, at the age of eighty-one.

“One of the best children's books of
this century.”
— W. H. Auden


“One of the most freshly original and delightfully imaginative books for children that have appeared in many a long day . . . The Hobbit is a glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with a quiet humor that is irresistible . . . All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts.”
— New York Times Book Review