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Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham
Smith of Wootton Major Farmer Giles of Ham Author:J.R.R. Tolkien "Every 24 years, the Master Cook of Wootton Major bakes a great cake for the Feast of the Good Children... a certain piece of the cake contains a tiny, magic star. It is swallowed by Smith, perhaps the least remarkable child in the village, and from that day on, he is inwardly transformed into someone who can perceive with more than reason. — Li... more »ke 'The Hobbit', (his story) is first and foremost a good tale, dense and engrossing, full of unexpected turns, worth telling for it's own sake. Like 'The Hobbit', it is both homely and haunting, and in its way, almost literally bewitching.
When you have finished it, you will feel wistful, wishful and for an hour or so, you may even relax your fierce common sense and wonder would it would be like to feel a star in your own shining forehead." NY Times Book Review« less