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Roverandom is a short children's story by J.R.R. Tolkien published posthumously in 1998. Originally told in 1925 - and written down in 1927 - it was created for Tolkien's his second son, Michael, to console him for the loss of his own little black-and-white toy dog on a beach in Yorkshire.

The story tells about a real dog, Rover, who is turned into a toy by the wizard Artaxerxes. When dropped on the beach by a small boy, the toy is transported to the moon along the path of light the moon makes when it shines over the sea. The Man-in-the-Moon renames him 'Roverandom' and gives him wings, beginning a series of adventures on his quest to undo his bewitchment.

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