November 15, 2018

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In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.
A Wizard of Earthsea
Ursula K. Le Guin

A Wizard of Earthsea

By: Ursula K. Le Guin
Recommended for grade(s): 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance. —from the website at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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The Sword in the Stone
T.H. White

The Sword in the Stone

By: T.H. White
Recommended for grade(s): 9, 10, 11

"Learn. That is the only thing that never fails."-Merlyn the Wizard. Before there was a famous king named Arthur, there was a curious boy named Wart and a kind old wizard named Merlyn. Transformed by Merlyn into the forms of his fantasy, Wart learns the value of history from a snake, of education from a badger, and of courage from a hawk-the lessons that help turn a boy into a man. Together, Wart and Merlyn take the reader through this timeless story of childhood and adventure-The Sword in the Stone. —from the website at Penguin Random House

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The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit

By: J.R.R. Tolkien
Recommended for grade(s): 7, 8, 9

"In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit." So begins one of the most beloved and delightful tales in the English language. Set in the imaginary world of Middle-earth, at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale, The Hobbit is one of literature's most enduring and well-loved novels. —from the website at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Fellowship of the Ring
J. R.R. Tolkien

Fellowship of the Ring

By: J. R.R. Tolkien
Recommended for grade(s): 11, 12

The first volume in J. R. R. Tolkien's epic adventure The Lord of the Rings. In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. —from the website at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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