Published by Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Library Binding, 128 pages, ISBN 0766022463
This is a children’s biography of the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Named to the VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) 10th annual Nonfiction Honor List. VOYA is a library magazine aimed at the librarians who serve young adults.
Shortlisted for a 2004 Saskatchewan Book Award in the category of Children’s Literature
From Booklist: “. . . Tolkien clearly goes a step beyond the typical series book, offering a more perceptive and more detailed, satisfying portrayal of its subject . . .”
“Beautifully produced, well-written and well-researched” –The Saskatchewan Book Award judges
From Children’s Literature: “The success of the motion picture mega hit Lord of the Rings has sparked an interest in all things Tolkien. Teens familiar only with the movie or who have read the Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit are offered a fascinating glimpse into the life of the man behind these masterpieces. Willett’s chronology of Tolkien’s’ life looks deeply into the events of his life and the influence they had on his writing….not the definitive biography, but certainly a solid introduction for his teen devotees.” –Beverley Fahey