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by Lidia Postma,David Day


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David Day is the author of more than 20 books, including Guide to Tolkien's World, Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopaedia, A Tolkien Bestiary, and Tolkien's Ring.

David Day is the author of more than 20 books, including Guide to Tolkien's World, Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopaedia, A Tolkien Bestiary, and Tolkien's Ring. Lidia Postma is a highly regarded illustrator of both childrens and adult fantasy books. This book is great as long as you realize what it is about. It is not a companion in the sense it explains the book and takes you by the hand to show you the hows and whys of everything.

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The Hobbit Companion. David Day. Illustrated by Lidia Postma. Intriguing to the uninitiated, enchanting to the Tolkien enthusiast, The Hobbit Companion can only enhance our enjoyment of his dark, mysterious world. The Hobbit is also the subject of a forthcoming two-part film adaptation; Peter Jackson, director of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, is the director, producer and co-writer. The two parts were filmed in New Zealand with the first instalment, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, released in December 2012. David Day is a poet and author who has published 40 books.

Exploring the brilliant web of verbal hocus-pocus that . Tolkien delightedly spun inThe Hobbit andThe Lord of the Rings, master hobbit investigator David Day reveals the myriad crafty puns and riddles, hidden meanings, and mythical associations beneath the saga's thrilling surface. Read on the Scribd mobile app.

Featuring Lidia Postma’s beautiful illustrations, The Hobbit Companion delves into the Hobbit world, looking . When I first heard about David Day’s The Hobbit Companion, I was expecting just that – a companion volume to either Tolkien’s story or Peter Jackson’s film adaptations.

When I first heard about David Day’s The Hobbit Companion, I was expecting just that – a companion volume to either Tolkien’s story or Peter Jackson’s film adaptations. Exploring the brilliant web of verbal hocus-pocus that . To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

The Hobbit Companion is a book by David Day. Illustrated in full colour (illustrations by Lidia Postma), including a number of double page prints, this is an intriguing and interesting investigation into the world of words used by Tolkien in The Hobb. Illustrated in full colour (illustrations by Lidia Postma), including a number of double page prints, this is an intriguing and interesting investigation into the world of words used by Tolkien in The Hobbit. It explores the clever web of wordplay Professor Tolkien used to create hidden meanings and delves into the mythical associations that lie beneath the tale's thrilling surface. By (author) David Day, Illustrated by Lidia Postma. Lidia Postma (Dutch) is a highly regarded illustrator throughout Europe, America and the UK of both childrens and adults fantasy books.

Interesting and fun with nice artwork. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago. From its title, I assumed that The Hobbit Companion was similar to other & books I have seen before.

Lidia Postma is a highly regarded illustrator of both childrens and adult fantasy books

Lidia Postma is a highly regarded illustrator of both childrens and adult fantasy books. SFX Magazine on Tolkien's Ring. This is lavishly illustrated, and a genuinely pleasant read for the novice to the Hobbit lore, as well as seasoned fans.

Tolkien's famous fantastical world was born from a single word "Hobbit" written on a blank sheet of paper on a summer afternoon in 1930. This book is an exploration of the inspirational power of language. It proposes that the entire body of Tolkien's writing dealing with Hobbits was essentially the product of a list of associations with the word Hobbit. Thus, the invention of the word Hobbit resulted in the creation of the character, race and world of the Hobbit, whose popularity has endured, indeed continues to increase, throughout the world since its humble beginnings. Exploring the brilliant web of verbal hocus-pocus that J.R.R. Tolkien delightedly spun in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, master Hobbit investigator David Day reveals the myriad crafty puns and riddles, hidden meanings and mythical associations beneath the saga's thrilling surface. Intruiging to the uninitiated, enchanting to the Tolkien enthusiast, The Hobbit Companion can only enhance our enjoyment of this dark, mysterious world. Featuring Lidia Postma's beautiful illustrations, The Hobbit Companion delves into the Hobbit world, looking in depth at the tales' main individual characters, such as Bilbo and Frodo Baggins and Gandalf the Wizard, other folk who share their lands from Goblins and Dwarves to Trolls and Giants, and the lands themselves, including Tookland, Buckland, the town of Hobbiton and the Shire.

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Coidor
This book is great as long as you realize what it is about. It is not a companion in the sense it explains the book and takes you by the hand to show you the hows and whys of everything. What the book does is explain how the language is used taking you from the formation of the word Hobbit to how the name of Bilbo Baggins explains both sides of his nature, rich upper-class do little hobbit to burglar for hire.The author looks at the importance of word play and word choice through out the novel. Overall an interesting look by David Day at the use and meanings used by Tolkien throughout the Hobbit.
Detenta
It was good!
Rose Of Winds
For those of you who expect The Hobbit Companion to give you step-by-step insight into Tolkien's prequel of the Lord of the Rings, this might not be the book for you.
The book actually details hobbits as a race; not the book of the same name. But it does so in a very surprising manner.
The study of hobbits (which includes Frodo--this volume does not refer just to one book) delves into the meanings of the words that Tolkien carefully selected and crafted.
Tolkien's mastery of vocabulary and language is made evident as it is broken down and explored, so you can see how the words shaped the story, rather than the other way around. Learn the meanings behind words such as Hobbit, Bilbo, Baggins, Smaug, Frodo, and more. And see how 13 consecutive words in the dictionary from hob to hobo created how we think of hobbits.
If you're an author or wish to become one, you may find this book very enlightening, as it explores Tolkien's thought processes. You'll look at and think of words in a way you never have before.
If you're not, you may find the masterfully done illustrations of hobbit life, which evoke a classic style of art, fascinating in themselves including large illustrations of Gollum, floorplans of Bilbo's home, and a 4-page foldout of Gandalf, Bilbo, and the dwarves.
Finally, the book is exquisitely crafted, which you can tell as soon as you feel the cover. It's meant as a keepsake, and if carefully preserved, it can be a treasured part of your library for generations to come.
Blackbrand
From its title, I assumed that The Hobbit Companion was similar to other `companion' books I have seen before. I expected to find a kind of encyclopedic volume full of descriptions of hobbitish people, places, and things, and all accompanied by colorful illustrations (judging by its cover, the illustrations would be quite nice). It would no doubt include the backgrounds of the members of Thorin and Company and, of course, a complete history of Gandalf and Smaug.
Well, I was right about the illustrations (they are wonderful), but I was way off on the content, for "The Hobbit Companion" is no ordinary read-along helper designed to explain hobbits and their funny ways. It is not even a look at the story of "The Hobbit". Instead, it is an in-depth look at the particular names used by J.R.R. Tolkien to describe the tale of Bilbo Baggins. The author, David Day takes an etymological scalpel to Bilbo's adventure and lays each invented (and sometimes reinvented) word on the table.
The whole idea of the book is that Tolkien was not just a wordsmith, but also a word trickster. Day shows how names and words such as `hobbits', `Baggins', and `Gollum' (and many, many others) were not picked randomly out of the air, but rather were intentionally molded to convey a multitude of hidden meanings. An example of such cleverness is given in `Baggins' in which `bag' shows what a `money-bags' Mr. Bilbo and his wealthy family were and `bag man' describe the burglar that he became.
The book is full of many interesting and often funny uses of such word-roots, but it is sometimes difficult to tell where the author is citing Tolkien's admitted reasoning for his word choices or if Day is just making them up from his own deductions. And with the occasional major blunder by the author (Sauron did not live in Isengard, nor did Bilbo's parents drown in an accident) I began to becoming skeptical and to wonder where Day was getting all this stuff from (the book could use a good prologue by the author).
But I kept reading, and regardless of if JR.R. Tolkien's `jests' were all intentional or if they were cleverly discovered later by David Day, they still make for very interesting reading. I particularly found the examiniation of the naming of Smaug to be facinating, especially the reminders that `smeagol' is Old English for burrowing and `smugan' is Prehistoric for to squeeze through a hole. Put them together and you get Smaug, one nasty hole-squeezing dragon!
Overall, this book is a good read, but what makes it one that I highly recommend is its beautiful `pillowed' cover featuring a scene of "The Party" and the gorgeous illustrations on nearly every of its 91 pages (including a central foldout showing Bilbo, Gandalf, and the 13 Dwarves). Lidia Postma did a great job!
The 'Hobbit' Companion download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Lidia Postma,David Day
ISBN: 1862055181
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Chrysalis Books Group (September 30, 2002)
Pages: 96 pages