J.R.R. Tolkien for Kids

J.R.R. Tolkien for Kids

His Life and Writings, with 21 Activities

Simonetta Carr


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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.


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.