The definitive collection of Tolkien's four acclaimed modern classic "fairie" tales in the vein of 'The Hobbit':
- 'The Adventures Of Tom Bombadil'
- 'Leaf By Nibble'
- 'Smith Of Wootton Major'
- 'Farmer Giles Of Ham'
'The Adventures Of Tom Bombadil'
This tells by way of verse of Tom's many adventures with hobbits, princesses, dwarves and trolls.
'Leaf By Nibble'
This tale recounts the strange adventures of the painter Niggle who sets out to paint the perfect tree.
'Smith Of Wootton Major'
Smith of Wootton Major journeys to the Land of Faery thanks to the magical ingredients of the Great Cake of the Feast of Good Children.
'Farmer Giles Of Ham'
Farmer Giles of Ham is fat and unheroic, but - having unwittingly managed to scare off a short-sighted giant - is called upon to do battle when the dragon Chrysophylax comes to town.
The four tales are written with the same skill, quality and hallmarks that made Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' a classic. Largely overlooked because of their short lengths, they are finally together in a volume which reaffirms Tolkien's place as a master storyteller for readers young and old.