The Hobbit

Author: Chuck Dixon
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345445600
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Fiction

Chronicles the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, who embarks on a quest to reclaim stolen treasure from the dragon Smaug, along with his dwarve companions and the wizard Gandalf, and unwittingly returns to the Shire with a Ring of Power.

Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher:
ISBN: 0007522932
Release Date:
Genre:

'A dramatization of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic'--Disc label.

The Hobbit

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544115552
Release Date: 2012-11-08
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

This lavish gift edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic features cover art, illustrations, and watercolor paintings by the artist Alan Lee. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies worldwide and established itself as a modern classic.

Robocalypse

Author: Daniel H. Wilson
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 9783426411193
Release Date: 2011-09-12
Genre: Fiction

In einem Labor experimentieren Wissenschaftler mit einer überlegenen künstlichen Intelligenz – bis sie beginnt, sich zu wehren: ARCHOS bringt sämtliche Maschinen der Welt unter seine Kontrolle, vom kleinsten Computer bis zum tödlichen Waffensystem. Die Robocalypse bringt die Menschheit an den Rand der Auslöschung – doch die Maschinen haben nicht mit dem Mut der Menschen gerechnet...

Beren und L thien

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608108880
Release Date: 2017-06-10
Genre: Fiction

Ein dramatisches Schicksal überschattet die Liebe von Beren und Lúthien. Sie gehört den unsterblichen Elben an, während er ein Sterblicher ist. In seiner tiefen Abneigung gegen alle Menschen zwingt ihr Vater, ein großer Elbenfürst, Beren eine unlösbare Aufgabe auf: Bevor dieser Lúthien heiraten darf, muss er von Melkors Krone einen Silmaril rauben. Den Leser erwartet die schönste Geschichte Tolkiens. Speziell für diese Ausgabe hat der bekannte Tolkien-Künstler Alan Lee zahlreiche Farbgemälde und Zeichnungen geschaffen. Unerschrocken macht sich Beren auf den Weg, den Silmaril für seine Liebe zu gewinnen. Da setzt Melkor, auch Morgoth der Schwarze Feind genannt, die fürchterlichsten Kreaturen – skrupellose Orks und schlaue Wölfe – gegen Beren ein. Aber die Liebe zwischen Lúthien und Beren reicht buchstäblich über den Tod hinaus. Diese ohne Übertreibung schönste Geschichte Tolkiens ist in nicht endgültiger Form Bestandteil des »Silmarillion«, des »Buchs der Verschollenen Geschichten« und des »Leithian Liedes«. Christopher Tolkien hat versucht, die Erzählung von Beren und Lúthien aus dem umfangreichen Werk, in das sie eingebettet ist, herauszulösen. Er erzählt sie mit den Worten seines Vaters: zunächst in ihrer ursprünglichen Form, dann gemäß späteren Texten. So wird sie in ihrem Wandel dargestellt. Die hier erstmals zusammen präsentierten Texte enthüllen Aspekte, die sowohl was die Handlung, als auch was die erzählerische Unmittelbarkeit anbelangt, später verlorengegangen sind.

Literature for Young Adults

Author: Joan L Knickerbocker
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781351813037
Release Date: 2017-05-11
Genre:

Young adults are actively looking for anything that connects them with the changes happening in their lives, and the books discussed throughout Literature for Young Adults have the potential to make that connection and motivate them to read. It explores a great variety of works, genres, and formats, but it places special emphasis on contemporary works whose nontraditional themes, protagonists, and literary conventions make them well suited to young adult readers. It also looks at the ways in which contemporary readers access and share the works they're reading, and it shows teachers ways to incorporate nontraditional ways of accessing and sharing books throughout their literature programs. In addition to traditional genre chapters, Literature for Young Adults includes chapters on literary nonfiction; poetry, short stories, and drama; cover art, picture books, illustrated literature, and graphic novels; and film. It recognizes that, while films can be used to complement print literature, they are also a literacy format in their own right-and one that young adults are particularly familiar and comfortable with. The book's discussion of literary language--including traditional elements as well as metafictive terms--enables readers to share in a literary conversation with their students (and others) when communicating about books. It will help readers teach young adults the language they need to articulate their responses to the books they are reading.

The Essential J R R Tolkien Sourcebook

Author: George W. Beahm
Publisher: Career Press
ISBN: 9781564147028
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

This first-of-its-kind book will be in stores well before the December 2003 movie release of the eagerly anticipated conclusion to the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "The Return of the King."

A Parent s Guide to the Best Kids Comics

Author: Scott Robins
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781440229961
Release Date: 2012-05-03
Genre: Family & Relationships

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." --Author Emilie Buchwald Filled with beautifully illustrated reviews and a wealth of recommendations, A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics lovingly and thoughtfully reveals a world of graphic novels sure to capture the imagination and curiosity of your child. Children's literature experts and library professionals Scott Robins and Snow Wildsmith select and review 100 age-appropriate books, and recommend another 750 titles for children from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade in this full-color, first-of-its-kind guide. You'll also find an educator's bibliography, website recommendations, and a bounty of resources to make this magical journey informative as well as delightful. Jeff Smith and Vijaya Iyer, producers of the highly acclaimed and award-winning Bone series, provide a Foreword for the book.

The Common Core Approach to Building Literacy in Boys

Author: Liz Knowles
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610696364
Release Date: 2014-05-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Written with a focus on the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, this book provides a complete plan for developing a literacy program that focuses on boys pre-K through grade 12. • Examines and evaluates the most recent research about boys and nonfiction reading • Addresses the intersections of Common Core Standards and literacy for boys • Provides annotated bibliographies of recommended books as well as lists of apps and other software for boys • Offers educators effective strategies to promote reading with boys and advice for parents in developing a home reading plan for their sons

Connecting Comics to Curriculum

Author: Karen W. Gavigan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598847680
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Education

Here is the essential guide for librarians and teachers who want to develop a quality, curriculum-based graphic novel collection—and use its power to engage and inform middle and high school students. * Photos of school libraries, classrooms, and students * Model template lesson plans by subject area * A list of recommended resources, such as professional books, websites and blogs * A glossary of common graphic novel terms * Bibliographies of quality classic and contemporary graphic novel titles for libraries and classrooms, broken down into middle school and high school curricular areas

Boys and Literacy

Author: Elizabeth Knowles
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1591582121
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Education

Addressing the hot issue of literacy and boys, this new book explores the facts and research related to the topic. Furnishing annotations of current, relevant journal and magazine articles, it provides strategies for making changes in the classroom and home that will help improve the literacy of boys.

Die Legende der W chter 14 Die Verbannung

Author: Kathryn Lasky
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
ISBN: 9783473475551
Release Date: 2014-10-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Dracheneulerich Striga hat sich das Vertrauen von König Coryn erschlichen. Er verleitet den jungen Schleiereulerich zu grausamen Entscheidungen: Erst werden Coryns treuste Freunde aus dem Großen Baum verbannt, dann werden Feste, Musik und Tanz verboten. Schließlich gehen sogar Bücher in Flammen auf! Die ganze Eulenheit ist in Gefahr, denn Striga ist einer uralten, dunklen Macht verfallen. Doch den Verbannten sind die Krallen gebunden. Wer kann den Großen Baum jetzt noch retten? Band 14 der mitreißenden Erfolgsserie "Legende der Wächter" von Kathryn Lasky.