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

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 wa published in September 2008, followed by the full-cast dramatization in October. Tales from the Perilous Realm was 2008's "flagship book"; Roverandom was added to the compilation.[1]