Author: Michael Poteet
Publisher: Progeny Press; loose-leaf format (in clear-front presentation folder)
Grade: High School
Progeny Press Study Guides provide teachers, parents, and students with questions and comparisons from the firm, and timeless, foundation of the Bible. Their study guides deal with literature as works of art and philosophy; explain and use literary terms, and deal with plot construction; dig into why the characters act, believe, and feel as they do and examine what the Bible says in similar circumstances. Easy-to-use lessons include vocabulary exercises, comprehension and analysis, critical thinking, questions on related Biblical principles, activities, plus a complete answer key.
The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Prelude to The Lord of the Rings
"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."
Thus begins one of the most beloved and wonderous stories of all time. Bilbo Baggins begins the story as a very respectable hobbit, with no adventures to speak of, nothing out of the ordinary in his life, except perhaps that deep down he longed for something else, although he might not perhaps admit it. When the dwarves that Gandalf brings with him to tea sing the tale of their lost gold and home, Bilbo agrees to accompany Thorin and company as a burglar. But the dragon Smaug, amongst other dangers, as well as the ring of power, await the adventurers. Will the dwarves succeed in their quest to reclaim their inheritance? Will Bilbo ever return to the Shire? Don't miss the enchanting story that introduces us to hobbits and the world of the Lord of the Rings.
J.R.R. Tolkien's books of Middle-earth: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings (comprised of three parts: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King), and The Silmarillion. A note on The Silmarillion: While the events in this book preceed those in The Hobbit, references are made to events that occur after the Return of the King. This book is for those who long to read about the making and forming of Middle-earth and the lengends and history presented in the Lord of the Rings. This book sets the stage for all Tolkien's other writing.