Farmer Giles of Ham - J. R. R. Tolkien6.60

'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!

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Release date: 1949
Genres: fantasy, childrens
Tags: humor
Average rating: 6.60/10
Total ratings: 133
Updated: August 19, 2021


6/10 |
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.