John Ronald's Dragons: The Story of J. R. R. Tolkien
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About the Author
Caroline McAlister teaches English at Guildford College and every year takes students to Oxford, England, to study fantasy in the setting where Tolkien lived and wrote. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Eliza Wheeler wrote and illustrated New York Times bestseller Miss Maple's Seeds and enjoys eating Hobbit food and reading Tolkien aloud with her friends. She divides her time between the coast of California and the riverbanks of Wisconsin.
"The story of a boy who dreamed of dragons and found a way to bring them to life. Tolkien grows from dapper lad to dapper young man in Wheeler's cleanly drawn scenes..." --Kirkus Reviews
"An imaginative and informative look at this beloved author." --Booklist
..".beautifully illustrated introduction to Tolkien's life for younger readers..." --School Library Journal
"This picture-book biography of J. R. R. Tolkien shows the roots of many themes later found in The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy." --Horn Book
"It's an ideal lead-in to family readings of The Hobbit." --Publisher's Weekly