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Aug 20
2021/8/20 17:51:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:

John Howe wrote an introduction for the book, with some additional thoughts:

https://www.john-howe.com/blog/2021/08/05/wandering-but-not-lost/

Thanks, this answers some of my questions.
Aug 26 (edited)
2021/8/26 7:56:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I have tried to find mention of this particular title and have not found anything; I hope you'll accept my apologies that it has been out for a few weeks now already - I just stumbled over it.

J.R.R. Tolkien for Kids. Chicago Review Press

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J.R.R. Tolkien for Kids
Simonetta Carr
9781641603461
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J.R.R. Tolkien for Kids: His Life and Writings, with 21 Activities (For Kids series)
Carr, Simonetta
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J.R.R. Tolkien for Kids: His Life and Writings, with 21 Activities (For Kids series)
Simonetta Carr
9781641603461
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Aug 26
2021/8/26 8:30:43 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The Amazon.com link has a Look Inside option for the book.
Aug 26
2021/8/26 20:57:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
They offered to send me a review copy (that I am still waiting on) so I hadn't gotten around to writing anything up on it yet - anyone who has a copy, please chime in with your thoughts!
Aug 27
2021/8/27 0:14:21 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Well, the review copy showed up just now. So I will post a review maybe this weekend!

In the meantime, it is a 128 page oversized softcover (11" x 8.5", landscape format) with lots of pictures, sidebars and extras like projects and recipes interspersed. I noticed a few things I would have phrased differently in a very quick scan, but it seems like a fun book that should be interesting to read through more closely. It thanks John Garth and Wayne Hammond in the acknowledgements for various assistance provided - a good indicator that the author had good intentions and was asking the right people, at least. Many (very many) of the photos are credited to Wikimedia Commons and Flickr, but the significant ones that I noted in my quick scan (photos from Tolkien's school years, etc.) were credited and reproduced with explicit permission.
Aug 27 (edited)
2021/8/27 8:30:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
HarperCollins UK are running a 30% off code over the weekend.

Should work on the following


Please note: we only ship physical products to the UK, the Channel Islands and Ireland

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Aug 27
2021/8/27 8:36:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Hmm for me in Australia ordering from Amazon works out slightly cheaper despite HC’s 30% discount.

It probably didn’t really matter though since it seems that HC only delivers to the UK?
Aug 27
2021/8/27 11:22:10 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Also, for UK buyers, the 30% BH code will take the NoME standard edition below the threshold for free postage...

And not stocking your own deluxe editions is just baffling.
Aug 27
2021/8/27 18:35:11 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Gotta do something to drive home the "deluxe"!
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