Chapter I. AN UNEXPECTED PARTY. In a hole in the ground there lived a
I was nine years
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE, FRSL known by his pen name J. R. R. Tolkien,
was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor
Tolkien wrote the story for his children, who ranged from roughly 7 to 16 at the
time of writing. ... If you want to read it with your daughter, and she's on the
younger side of that age range (or, ...