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A Tolkien bestiary
Day, David, 1947-
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Publication Information:
New York : Gramercy Books, 2001.

Physical Description:
287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Presents illustrated definitions in alphabetical order of all the imaginary beasts, monsters, races, nations, duties, fauna, and flora of the worlds of middle-earth and the Undying Lands. Also includes a map and a chronology of all the ages.
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library PR6039.O32 Z63 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
Central Library PR6039.O32 Z63 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Here is the comprehensive reference guide for the millions of fans of the Hobbit and the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. All of the imaginary beasts, monsters, fauna, and flora of J.R.R. Tolkien's lush fantasy worlds of the Middle-Earth and the Undying Lands are presented in more that 100 black-and-white illustrations and 36 full color paintings. A Chronology of all the historical ages, a general index, genealogies of the races of men, maps, and a special index referring to Tolkien's original works are also included.

Author Notes

David Day was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on October 14, 1947. He worked in logging camps before receiving a degree from the Department of Creative Writing at the University of Victoria in 1976.

He has written over 40 books of poetry, ecology, history, fantasy, mythology, and fiction for both adults and children. His first collection of poems, The Cowichan, was published in 1975. His other books include A Tolkien Bestiary, The Doomsday Book of Animals, Castles, The Emperor's Panda, The Quest for King Arthur, Nevermore: A Book of Hours, and Tolkien: A Dictionary. Through the 1980's and 1990's, he was also an environmental columnist for Britain's Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Sunday Times, and Punch magazine.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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