Tolkien's "hidden gem" - beautiful colour illustrations
Brilliant book - should be as famous as "The Hobbit" ! Would be an amazing christmas present that will become a long-term favourite. Loads of full colour pages which i didn't expect from a small paperback. However, the binding of the book (cheap glue) is terrible - will undoubtably fall to pieces after a few readings. Worth spending extra for a hardback version if available.
If you are anything like me and crave all things Christmassy 365 days of the year, then this book is for you. The word 'whimsical' doesn't do it justice. It is a fantastic read for adults who haven't quite grown up and still believe in the magic and also for your children whom you never wish to grow up!!!.