J.R.R. Tolkien: Creator of Languages and Legends
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J.R.R. Tolkien is known all over the world for his creative works of fiction, The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, but not everyone knows the story of the man behind these fantastical tales. Born in South Africa, Tolkien moved with his mother to the English countryside at the age of three, after the death of his father. Orphaned at the age of twelve, he spent much of his youth okaying with words and exploring foreign languages. Tolkien spent much of his life studying and teaching languages and literature, and had a special interest in the northern European epics and sagas from medieval times. In part, these myths and legends inspired his fictional world of hobbits, elves, fragons, and orcs. More than thirty years after his death, his books continue to inspire and captivate readers of all ages.
FACode - FAB132
UPC Code - 978053122532
ISBN Code - 0-531-12253-0