Mythmaker: The Life of J.R.R. Tolkien, Creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (Hardcover)
J. R. R. Tolkien was far more than a fantasy book writer. His lifelong fascination with medieval texts and languages gave him a unique vision and endless inspiration for his tales. His broad interests made possible his creation of faery worlds and entire races of beings, as well as the languages, cultures, and characters that make his books as engaging today as they were fifty years ago. This clear and thoroughly researched biography of the creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings recalls the mystery of Tolkien’s imaginary worlds.
Anne E. Neimark is a renowned author whose reader-friendly approach to writing biographies has allowed many young people to learn about the lives of famous and important people. She is the author of Diego Rivera, Artist of the People and Che! She lives near Chicago.
"For young readers lucky enough to be familiar with the print versions of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, this will bring the creator to vivid life ."