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Tales from the Perilous Realm
Tales from the Perilous Realm 2008 cover.jpg
AuthorJ.R.R. Tolkien
PublisherHarperCollins
ReleasedJanuary 1997
FormatHardback in dustwrapper
Pages178
ISBN0261103423

Tales from the Perilous Realm, first published in 1997, is a compilation of several short stories and poems by J.R.R. Tolkien, which had been previously published separately or in other compilations:

From the publisher

The fat and unheroic Farmer Giles of Ham is called upon to do battle with the dragon Chrysophylax; Niggle the painter sets out to paint the perfect tree in Leaf by Niggle; hobbits, princesses, dwarves and trolls partake in The Adventures of Tom Bombadil; and Smith of Wootton Major journeys to the Land of Faery via the magical ingredients of a giant cake.

2008 edition

A new edition is due to be published in September 2008, followed by a full-cast audiobook in October. According to David Brawn, Tales from the Perilous Realm will be 2008's "flagship book"; Roverandom will be added to the compilation[1].