An Unexpected Journey
From Library Staff
The first chapter in Peter Jackson's new epic trilogy set in Middle Earth 60 years before J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings saga. Follow Bilbo Baggins as he's swept into a quest to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached by the wizard Gandalf, Bilb... Read More »
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blue_wolf_2245 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over
blue_hawk_1052 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 99
violet_dog_5826 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over
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QuotesAdd a Quote
Fili: "Fili." Kili: "And Kili" Fili and Kili: "At your service." Kili: "You must be Mr. Boggins." Bilbo: "No. You've got the wrong house."
Thorin Oakenshield: "Where did you go, if I may ask?" Gandalf: "To look ahead." Thorin Oakenshield: "And what brought you back?" Gandalf: "Looking behind."
Gollum (crawling away from Bilbo, who's pointing Sting at him): "It's got an elfish blade, but it's not an elfs... Not an elfs, no... What is it, precious?!? WHAT IS IT?!?" Bilbo Baggins: "My name... is Bilbo Baggins." Gollum: "...Bagginses? ...What is a 'Bagginses', precious?"
Great Goblin (singing): "Bones will be shattered, necks will be wrung! You'll be beaten and battered, from racks you'll be hung! You will die down here, and never be found... down in the deep of Goblin Town!"
Gandalf (gazing upon the horizon): "Erebor... The Lonely Mountain... the last of the great dwarf kingdoms of Middle Earth..." Thorin Oakenshield: "...Our home..." Balin: "A raven! The birds are returning to the mountain!" Gandalf: "That, my dear boy, is a thrush!" Thorin Oakenshield: "Well, we'll take it as a sign. A good omen." Bilbo Baggins: "You're right. I do believe the worst is behind us." (Camera follows the thrush to The Lonely Mountain, where it noisily pecks at a nut... stirring... Smaug...)
Gandalf (to Trolls):"The Dawn take you all!" Trolls:"Who's that?" "No idea." "Can we eat him too?" (Gandalf strikes rock and the light of dawn turns them to stone)
very good book if you like the book then watch the movie i watched the movie before i read the book and it was great it doesnt madder if u read the book or watch the movie first.
NoticesAdd a Notice
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Really intense fighting, and at least one beheading!
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Not as bad as the LOTR, surprisingly, but the orcs are still kind of scary for younger children. Keep in mind it is rated PG-13!
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Battle scenes between the Dwarf party and Orcs and trolls.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Its sortta intense but nothing compared to LOTR
SummaryAdd a Summary
Bilbo Baggins hates adventures, but finds himself battling orcs, escaping from Wargs, and on a journey to reclaim the lost kingdom of Erebor.