Sonderbooks     Book Reviews by Sondra Eklund

More Info from

Rate this Book

Sonderbooks 29
    Previous Book
    Next Book
Young Adult Fiction
Children's Nonfiction
        Previous Book
        Next Book
Children's Fiction
Picture Books

2003 Stand-outs
2002 Stand-outs
2001 Stand-outs

Five-Star Books
Four-Star Books
Old Favorites
Back Issues
List of Reviews by Title
List of Reviews by Author

Links For Book Lovers

About Me
Contact Me
Post on Bulletin Board

I don't review books I don't like!

*****= An all-time favorite
****  = Outstanding
***    = Above average
**      = Enjoyable
*        = Good, with reservations


***J. R. R. Tolkien:  The Man Who Created ‘The Lord of the Rings'

by Michael Coren

Reviewed May 25, 2002.
Scholastic, 2002.  135 pages.  Available at Sembach Library (JB TOL).

This is a short and interesting biography of J. R. R. Tolkien.  I enjoyed it, as I had never read the story of his life.  It’s written for children, but doesn’t talk down to them.  That was an advantage, as this way I got to learn the basic outline of Tolkien’s life, without getting bogged down in detail.  Interesting and amusing, I recommend it for fans of The Lord of the Rings.  Writers who read it will be encouraged to learn that this great work did not come quickly or easily!

Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund.  All rights reserved.

-top of page-