J.R.R. Tolkien for Kids
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J.R.R. Tolkien for Kids : His Life and Writings, with 21 Activities

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Introduce a new generation of readers to the man who wrote the phenomenally beloved Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit. J. R. R. Tolkien for Kids takes young readers through the exciting life of the man who created amazing new worlds and helps kids discover how he could see them. Explore the personal experiences and subjects that inspired Tolkien's stories through hands-on activities, and learn how he influenced his contemporaries as well as later writers--like you! - Make a Shadowy Dragon Come to Life
- Make a Batch of Marmalade
- Rewrite an Ancient Tale
- Invent a New Code
- Paint an Enchanted Forest
- Draw a Map for a Story
- Make Mushroom Toast
- Turn Your Friends into Heroes Discover who Tolkien was, not only as a writer, but also as a soldier, researcher, teacher, friend, husband, and father.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 215 x 279 x 9mm
  • Chicago, United States
  • English
  • 50 B-W Photos 15 B-W Illustrat
  • 1641603461
  • 9781641603461

Table of contents

Time Line
 
1: From African Deserts to a Lost Paradise
            How Small Can You Write?
Turn a Blade of Grass into a Whistle
Create an Elegant Handwriting Style
Make a Shadowy Dragon Come Alive
2: Changes and Heartbreaks
Build a Kite
Create a Rebus
What If?
3: Undergraduate
            Make a Batch of Marmalade
            Rewrite an Ancient Tale
4: Wartime
            Invent a New Code
Make a Soldier’s Staple Food
Press Flowers
5: Lost Tales Found
Paint an Enchanted Winter Forest
Write a Letter from Father Christmas
6: There Lived a Hobbit
Write a Short Book Review
Draw a Map for a Story
Make Mushroom Toast
7: The Lord of the Rings
            Grow a Little Garden
            Create Your Version of the Necklace of Girion
Join the Chorus of Middle-earth
            Turns Your Friends into Heroes
8: Success and Retirement
Epilogue: Tolkien’s Legacy
Acknowledgments
Glossary
Resources to Explore
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
 
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About Simonetta Carr

Simonetta Carr is the author of Michelangelo for Kids, Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt for Kids, Ancient Romans and Their Neighbors, and the award-winning Christian Biographies for Young Readers series.
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