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Being lies with Eru - Rank 1
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Roverandom

Tolkien wrote this for his sons Michael and Christopher. Has anyone read it? What did you think?

I read it and think it's pretty great. 


also, this is my first topic here! aww

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Lord Elrond of Rivendell - Rank 9
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kateribethrose,
I have heard of it but have only read excerpts and synopsis of the story.
I understand it was unpublished until 1998...is that right?
And that it was written for Michael who had lost a toy dog on the beach.
It must have been nice having a Dad so into stories and magic.
Can you fill me in a little more on the actual story? (I have already put it on my Amazon wish list ...but my birtday is not until late June)
If I remember correctly I think The Hobbit also started out as a story for his children.
Isn't it interesting that children bring out the best in us?
Bear


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Rohirrim of Edoras - Rank 4
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I'll pick it up and read it. Is it a quick read?

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Rohan peasant - Rank 2
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This sounds like something I need to check out. Thanks for the heads up.

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Tom Bombadil
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I wonder if it is at Half Price Books. I don't have a lot of $$$ to spent on those things.

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Samwise Gamgee - rank 9
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I likewise have heard of it frequently but have never read it simply because it isn't Middle-earth!

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Being lies with Eru - Rank 1
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I read it several years ago. Unfortunately I had no chance to read it in the original, so I read it in Russian. Frankly speaking, I didn't like it. Maybe the reason why I didn't like the book was that the translation wasn't quite good. =( Or maybe it's a children's book and I was no longer a child. =)

-- Edited by Isillune on Wednesday 7th of July 2010 06:39:31 PM

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Rohirrim of Edoras - Rank 4
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I'm actually about half way through the book and am really enjoying it. It's a quick, light hearted read.

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Rohirrim of Edoras - Rank 4
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Okay, I've finished the entire collection of Tales from the Perilous Realm. I thought that Roverrandom is a very good story and have passed it to my daughter to read. Light-hearted and fun, it's a quick read with a few gentle morals. I recomend it to everyone. It tempers the drama and urgency of Tolkien's LOTR collection.

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Haldir of Lorien - Rank 6
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I only just found out about this book today while looking for something else. I see that a few members (who aren't posting now?) have read it. Has anyone else read it? And if so, any comments? I love collecting children's books and also I have 2 young cousins who may find this interesting.

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I read Roverandom to my little sister but got into it more than her. I found I enjoyed it more than "Tales from the Perilous Realm" because it wasn't as preachy. However I think my sister enjoyed Farmer Giles of Ham because of the names.

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Haldir of Lorien - Rank 6
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Thanks, Amrun. Can I ask, how old is your little sister?

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Being lies with Eru - Rank 1
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My sister is ten now but she was about nine then.

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Lord Elrond of Rivendell - Rank 9
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Amrun,

Welcome to the Tolkien Forums.
There is lots of fun stuff here and you can meet and make some good friends.
It was really nice to read how you read to your little sister.  I read The Hobbit to my daughter. As she grew older I taught her how to play D&D and read her The Lord of The Rings.  She is grown up now but still loves things Tolkien.


I am only a member here but if I can help you get settled and find topics that interest you please do not hesitate to ask.
If you click on your name it will take you to a profile page where you can enter information that will help us get to know you.

 

Again,
Welcome!
Bear an Elf-Friend



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Welcome Amrun, what a neat name. Are you considering it to mean
1. East
2. Uprising or
3. Sunrise
when you created it it?

Like our friend Bear said, we are here to help, and I can help a little more because I am lowly Moderator. So If you need help with things in your profile or choosing a Race, I can help with that.
I hope you will enjoy our little Kingdom in Cyberspace

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