Farmer Giles of HamJ. R. R. Tolkien
'A fabulous tale of the days when giants and dragons walked the kingdom' – Sunday Times
Farmer Giles of Ham did not look like a hero. He was fat and red bearded and enjoyed a slow, comfortable life. Then one day a rather deaf and short-sighted giant blundered on to his land. More by luck than skill, Farmer Giles managed to scare him away. The people of the village cheered: Farmer Giles was a hero. His reputation spread far and wide across the kingdom. So it was natural that when the dragon Chrysophylax visited the area it was Farmer Giles who was expected to do battle with it!
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in the First World War, he embarked upon academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959.
Tolkien is the creator of Middle-earth and author of the great modern classic, his epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien died in 1973 at the age of 81.
| 6/10 | Seregil of Rhiminee |
October 23, 2007
I read this book a couple of years ago, when I found it in the bookstore. Farmer Giles of Ham is a surprisingly good children's book by J.R.R. Tolkien. It's a little book and it's clearly written for children, but adults can enjoy it too. I guess you could call this book cute, because that's what it is.Review