New illustrations of The Hobbit released

  • 27 October 2011
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Author JRR Tolkien drew lots of images for his book The Hobbit when it was first published in 1937.

Now his pictures are being collected in a book called The Art of The Hobbit.

JRR Tolkien drew 100 sketches, drawings, paintings and maps as he imagined what Bilbo Baggins and his world would look like.

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The Hobbit is currently being made into a film, which stars Martin Freeman and Sir Ian McKellen and is due out next year.

Tolkien's other books The Lord of the Rings were also made into films.