The Hobbit is a book for children and adults alike, and is one our family’s favorite books. I grew up with this book. My parents read it to me as a child, and now that I am older I read it myself. I think that our family has worn out at least 3 copies of the book. Honestly, I’d love to have it as an eBook, so I wouldn’t have to worry about how long a copy of the book will last. We also own the radio dramatized version of this book, which has been a great addition to long road trips.
Family history with the book aside, The Hobbit is a charming tale of adventure. Trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves, dragons, and all manner of creatures dominate the landscape. We follow the path of Bilbo Baggins, “a hobbit of good family and unimpeachable reputation,” as Gandalf says to Beorn, on his journey from the Shire to the Misty mountains. He weathers all sorts of trials on this journey, and in the end it is his down to earth practicality that sees him through.