The Hobbit Author:J.R.R. Tolkien The prequel to the Lord of the Rings and the tale of Bilbo Baggins. From the back of the boo:
"In this delightful and enthralling tale, J.R.R. Tolkien first created the imperishable world of fantasy called Middle-earth, and those charming, indomitable creatures the hobbits, whose adventures are continued in 'The Lord of the Rings.'"