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*****= An all-time
***J. R. R. Tolkien: The Man Who Created ‘The Lord of the Rings'
by Michael Coren
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!