The Hobbit

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The Hobbit The hobbit is a fantasy/adventure story. The author of the book is J. R. R. Tolkein. Houghton Mifflin published the book in 1937. There are 304 pages in the book. It takes place in the far past in Middle Earth.

The main character is Bilbo Baggins. He is a hobbit. A hobbit is a small person who is inclined to be fat. They have sharp ears and eyes. They eat six meals a day, and they have hairy feet. Bilbo is about 50 years old with brown hair and eyes. He is a very respectful hobbit and loves peace and quiet.

Gandalf is an old wizard. He is very smart, nice and does not seem to have a sense of humor. He is tall with a blue pointed hat and a very long gray cloak. He has a long white beard that hangs to his waist.

There is also an old dwarf named Thorin. He is taller than Bilbo, but all dwarves are. There are 11 more dwarves on the quest.

Bilbo, Gandalf and the 12 dwarves started off on their quest to get Thorin's families gold back from the evil dragon Smaug who took it long ago. As they start on their quest, they see some trolls. The trolls were eating roast mutton (sheep). The dwarves tell Bilbo to go steal some of it because they were hungry. Bilbo got caught trying to steal the mutton, the trolls also caught the dwarves. The trolls were going to eat Bilbo and the dwarves. Then Gandalf got the trolls to fight. They fought all night until the sun came up. Trolls turn to stone in the sunlight. So Gandalf saved them. They went into the trolls cave. The trolls had many swords in the cave. All 14...