Cricket Readers Recommend

The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings

by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit is the prequel to the Lord of the Rings and you should DEFINITELY read it first. It tells about Bilbo Baggins, who goes with a band of dwarves to rescue the dwarves' treasure, which is being held by a dragon.

The Lord of the Rings tells about Bilbo's nephew Frodo, who inherits his uncle's ring, only to discover that he must destroy it before it destroys him.

These books are SOOO good, my dad read them to my whole family and I loved them.

Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
submitted by Wolfgirl67, age 12
(February 28, 2010 - 12:44 pm)

I love this series!I have read The Hobbit, #1, #2, and not all of #3, Return of the King. I just can't get around to finishing it!:( My favorite character is either Sam or Gollum/Smeagol. Gandalf is also cool, grey or white!   

submitted by Veda H-B, age 11, Washington
(March 2, 2010 - 9:31 pm)

I love them too! I'm so excited, when my little sister is about six we're going to read them again. Can't wait!

Andy says wfkd. From now on I'm calling him Andy Percy.

~Wolfgirl67 signing off.

submitted by Wolfgirl67, age 12, In the new hous
(March 3, 2010 - 10:05 pm)

I read The Hobbit and could not put it down.Smile I tried to read 1 but it was too complicated.

submitted by Max S., age 10, New York, NY
(March 13, 2010 - 3:20 pm)

I am a total Tolkien fan. My life completely revolves around his works. It's good to see a fellow Tolkien fan. I highly recommend The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings to anyone who can read. 

submitted by Rosemary W., age 11, Maryland
(March 17, 2010 - 8:30 pm)

Has Toilken written anything else?Tongue out

submitted by Max S., age 10, New York, NY
(March 18, 2010 - 2:37 pm)

@Max: Oh yeah, he's written lots of things. I can't remember any names right now, nor can I say how good they are, having never read them myself. However, you can look them up at your library or something.

@Rosemary: Yeah, it is good to see fellow Tolkien fans. He is a GENIUS! :)

Andy P. C. says wmrf.

~Wolfgirl67 signing off.

submitted by Wolfgirl67, age 12, In front of a c
(March 19, 2010 - 3:00 pm)

Well for one thing he wrote the Smith of Wooten Major, and Farmer Giles of Ham. He also wrote The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, Leaf by Niggle (which comes at the end of an essay), and The Simarillion. Tom Bombadil is writen in poetic prose (sort of like the Iliad just less epic), and for the most part doesn't make any sense at all whatsoever, and Leaf by Niggle is really surrealist. I myself haven't read The Simarillion but my brother has though and tells me it's like the history book of middle earth and just about as dry as one (but he's such a freak he doesn't seem to mind). Smith of Wooten Major and Farmer Giles of Ham are very common short stories so they're probably the ones you're thinking of. Smith of Wooten Major is good, but Farmer Giles of Ham is hilarious. I hope I have been of assistance and if you are intrested in further reading I suggest the Tolkien Mischellany.

submitted by Camille W., age 12, Chicago IL
(April 10, 2010 - 11:19 am)

I thought these books were great!

Has anyone seen the movies?

They were also goodSmile!

submitted by Iris H., age 12
(April 7, 2010 - 10:02 pm)

The movies were great!  But when I tried to converse about them in my ballet class all the other girls all went ,"Ew, that was so gorey and awful!" Well go figure, it is just a ballet class after all. Tongue out

submitted by Camille, age 12, Chicago
(May 22, 2010 - 1:46 pm)

I think The Hobbit is great! I love it.

@Max and Wolfgirl67, I think Tolkien had something to do in the Chronicles of Narnia.

submitted by Acelin E., age 11, Missouri
(May 22, 2010 - 9:18 pm)

J.R.R. Tolkien was good friends with C.S. Lewis who wrote the Chronicles of Narnia.

submitted by Rosemary W., age 12, Maryland
(February 4, 2011 - 5:18 pm)


 I love it!!! Well I have not read the book but I love the film!!!

submitted by Rebecca J-W, age 10, Aberaeron, Cerd
(December 11, 2010 - 2:38 pm)

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE these books.  They are my life's passion. Like Peter Beagle says, "For in the end it is Middle Earth and its dwellers that we love, not Tolkien's considerable gifts in showing them to us..."

submitted by Mattie
(March 16, 2011 - 8:13 pm)

I Loved the Hobbit. I haven't read Lord of the Rings, but I totally love Tolkien's style. Anyone who trys to imitate him can't. He's classic.

submitted by Piper C., age 12
(January 13, 2012 - 1:56 pm)

SmileHi! I have read Fellowship and most of Two Towers. I have seen #1 and #2 three times each, and I'm on my third time with Return of the King. The story is fantastic. I had a predicament today, and it reminded me of Aragorn's. I hate skirts but I had to wear one. Aragorn doesn't want to become king of Gondor, but he does. Tolkein must of had an I. Q. of 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000.

He didn't, though.

submitted by S.E., age 10 2/3, Woburn, Ma
(June 17, 2013 - 2:17 pm)