The fellowship of the ring

Author Tolkien, J. R. R.
Language English
London: Collins, 2001


Presents the adventures of the little hobbit Frodo Baggins and eight companions: Gandalf the wizard, Aragorn the ranger, Boromir of Gondor, Legolas the elf, Gimli the dwarf, and the hobbits Sam, Merry, and Peregrin. Together they form a fellowship whose mission it is to carry the One Ring of Power to the dark land of Mordor and destroy it. Standing in their path is the evil power of Sauron, who needs the Ring to enslave Middle Earth.

Subjects :

  • Fiction
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character)
  • Middle-earth (Imaginary place)
  • Mythology

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Best Books :

  • Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000 H.W. Wilson
  • Senior High School Library Catalog, Fifteenth Edition, 1997 H.W. Wilson
  • Senior High School Library Catalog, Sixteenth Edition, 2002 H.W. Wilson

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Texas Reading Club, 2005; Texas

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Reading Measurement Programs:

9780395489314, 0395489318
Houghton Mifflin (Boston:) 1993.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Upper Grade
Book Level 6.1
Accelerated Reader Points 29

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level High School
Reading Level 8
Accelerated Reader Points 34

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Reviews :

Carol Reich (KLIATT Review, July 2002 (Vol. 36, No. 4))
This is a must-buy, with the movie trilogy re-igniting interest in Tolkien's great fantasy work. The story is completely dramatized and is "the original American dramatization as broadcast on National Public Radio," according to the company's Web site ( ofringsbr.html). It makes excellent and extensive use of music, sound effects and a large cast. It is vivid and engaging with none of the characters ringing false. Excellent for the alternate learner who may not wish to, nor be able to, access the series in a traditional format. Category: Fiction Audiobooks. KLIATT Codes: JSA*--Exceptional book, recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2001 (orig. 1979), HighBridge Audio, Abridged. 3 cds. 3.5 hrs.; Jewel case; plot notes., $19.95. Ages 12 to adult.
(PUBLISHER: HighBridge (St. Paul MN:), PUBLISHED: p2001.)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
Inspired by The Hobbit, and begun in 1937, The Lord of the Rings is a trilogy that Tolkien created to provide the necessary background of history for Elvish tongues. From these academic aspirations was born one of the most popular and imaginative works in English literature. The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between powers of good and evil.
In this splendid, unabridged audio production of Tolkien s great work, all the inhabitants of a magical universe--hobbits, elves, and wizards--step colorfully forth from the pages. Rob Inglis narration has been praised as a masterpiece of audio. n.d., Recorded Books, Unabridged Cassette - Library Edition; 90014, $113.75.

(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books Inc. (Prince Frederick MD:), PUBLISHED: 1990.)

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Series :

The lord of the rings ; bk. 1

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
London: Collins, 2001

Media Type: Language Material
416p. ;
Originally published London Allen & Unwin 1954.
St. Paul MN: HighBridge, 2001

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
3 sound discs (3 hr. 30 min.):
SDA 84207
Compact discs.
Additional number on cardboard sleeve HBP 89123.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993

Media Type: Language Material
PZ3.T576 (F)
Prince Frederick MD: Recorded Books Inc., 1990

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
15 sound cassettes (20 hrs. 30 min.):
"Book one of The Lord of the rings trilogy."
Prince Frederick Md.: Recorded Books, 1990

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
15 cassettes (20 hr. 30 min.):
RZC 0347 etc.
In two containers (22 cm.).
San Francisco CA: Mind's Eye, 1989

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
4 sound cassettes (5 hrs.):
Part 1 of The lord of the rings.
A dramatization.
New York: Ballantine Books, 1973

Media Type: Language Material
New York: Ballantine Books, 1965

Media Type: Language Material

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