The Magical World of Tolkien
Provides double-spread, vividly illustrated profiles of famous characters from J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series, adding interactive leaflets and flaps to pages dedicated to such figures as Gandalf, Gollum and Bilbo Baggins.
This comprehensive compendium informs casual readers of The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings as well as students of Tolkein's life and many works. The important aspects of the author's mythology is throughly detailed - from the evolution, history and geography of 37,000-year-old Middle Earth to the hundreds of memorable characters and creatures that live in Tolkien's works.
The Peoples of Middle Earth
'The Peoples of Middle-earth' traces the evolution of the Appendices to The Lord of The Rings, which provide a comprehensive historical structure of the Second and Third Ages, including Calendars, Hobbit genealogies and the Westron language.
In this volume Christopher Tolkein completes his account of the writing of The Lord of the Rings, beginning with Sam's rescue of Frodo from the Tower of Cirith Ungol and ending with an unpublished Epilogue in which years after the tale ends, Sam attempts to answer his children's questions. The book also includes The Notion Club Papers, a semi-fictional discussion between a group of Oxford Dons of the possibilities of travel in space and time and the legend of Atlantis. The third part of the book is devoted to a new version of the Numenorean legend - The Drowning of Anadune.
When Jake Mendoza, who lives in the Smokehill National Park where his father runs the Makepeace Institute of Integrated Dragon Studies, goes on his first solo overnight in the park, he finds an infant dragon whose mother has been killed by a poacher.
The Letters of J R R Tolkien
This collection will entertain all who appreciate the art of masterful letter writing. The Letters of J.R.R Tolkien sheds much light on Tolkien's creative genius and grand design for the creation of a whole new world: Middle-earth. Featuring a radically expanded index, this volume provides a valuable research tool for all fans wishing to trace the evolution of THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS.
The Reindeer People
'The Reindeer People' is set in the harsh wilderness of a prehistoric North America, and tells the story of a tribe of nomads and hunters as they try to survive, battling against enemy tribes, marauding packs of wolves and the land itself.
A Gateway to Sindarin
A serious linguistic analysis of Tolkien's Sindarin language. Includes the grammar, morphology, and history of the language.
Basic Processes in Reading
Originally published in 1977, this volume contains the most recent theoretical views and experimental findings by prominent psychologists at the time, working in areas they considered to be most basic to the reading processes. The material will still be of value to people interested in applied and basic aspects of reading, as well as those concerned with language processing and information processing in general. The volume divides conveniently into two areas, perception and comprehension. The initial chapters deal with the perceptual processes involved in reading. The second half of the volume delves into the area of comprehension. The interested reader will find a wide variety of topics covered in the volume that reflect the amazingly wide range of cognitive functions that are part of the reading process.