In 1925, four-year-old Michael Tolkien lost his beloved toy dog on the beach. To console him, his father, J.R.R. Tolkien, improvised a story about Rover, a real dog who is magically transformed into a toy and is forced to seek out the wizard who wronged him in order to be returned to normal. This charming tale, peopled by a sand-sorcerer and a terrible dragon, by the king of the sea and the Man-in-the-Moon, endured several drafts over the years. Now, more than seventy years later, the adventures of Rover are published for the first time. Rich in wit and wordplay, Roverandom is edited and introduced by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond and illustrated with Tolkien's own delightful drawings.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Gmomaj - LibraryThing
Written for Tolkien's son, this story features a real dog, Rover, who is turned into a toy by a wizard and then transported to the moon. The Man in the Moon renames him Roverandom and gives him wings. He sets out on a series of adventures, before finally asking for the spell to be undone. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - feeroberts64 - LibraryThing
Roverandom by J.R.R. Tolkien is a story based on an event that happened when Michael Tolkien was but a boy. Four-year-old Michael Tolkien lost his favorite toy dog and his father created this story to give Michael an idea of what might have happened to his little toy dog. This was such a fun read! Read full review