A Tolkien Bestiary
|A Tolkien Bestiary|
A Tolkien Bestiary is an A-Z guide to the flora and fauna of Middle-earth, written by David Day and first published in 1979. The book contains monochrome and full-colour illustrations by Michael Foreman, Lidia Postma, Ian Miller, Allan Curless, Sue Porter, Victor Ambrus and John Davis.
The book has been accused of containing extrapolations and thus deviating from Tolkien's writings. For example, there is a reference to "Kraken" referring to the Watcher in the Water, but the word does not appear as a species in Tolkien's works.
A number of books have been derived from A Tolkien Bestiary and have been published under many different titles:
- Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopedia (25 November 1993)
- A to Z of Tolkien (8 February 1996)
- The following are identical to each other:
- Characters from Tolkien (17 October 2001)