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Perfect Pair #36

This will be the final fiction-nonfiction pair for this blog series.  It's been a good three-year run, and we're going out with a mix of the new and the classic. 

  • John Ronald's Dragons: The Story of J. R. R. Tolkien by Caroline McAlister (2017)
    E  920  TOL
    John Ronald loved dragons. He liked to imagine dragons when he was alone, and with his friends, and especially when life got hard or sad. After his mother died and he had to live with a cold-hearted aunt, he looked for dragons. He searched for them at his boarding school. And when he fought in a Great War, he felt as if terrible, destructive dragons were everywhere. But he never actually found one, until one day, when he was a grown man but still very much a boy at heart, when he decided to create one of his own. This picture book biography introduces the beloved creator of Middle Earth and author of The Hobbit to a new generation of children who see magic in the world around them.
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (1937)
    Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

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