Monday, June 7, 2010

Farmer Giles of Ham by J. R. R. Tolkien

Making this little book a piece of art, an unknown at the time; Pauline Diana Baynes provided J.R.R. Tolkien the illustrations to this pithy tail ---featuring most prominently, a dragon's tail (honestly), a King (of course), a (deaf) giant, a village of frightened folk, a dragon's treasure, and a farmer who finds himself in the middle of all this, not by dint of wit, wisdom, or even wager, but rather recruited and aided by chance (i.e., a dog, a horse, and a magic sword). Truly the stuff of all great tale/tails!

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PR6039.O32 F37 1965
3rd Floor Education Muth Library
Review submitted by: Tracie Hall, Librarian, Law Library
Rating: Highly Recommended

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