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Tales from the Perilous Realm

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A new edition was published in September [[2008]], followed by the [[Tales from the Perilous Realm (1992 radio series)|full-cast dramatization]] in October. ''Tales from the Perilous Realm'' was 2008's "flagship book"; ''[[Roverandom]]'' was added to the compilation.<sup>[http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/836-Tales_from_the_Perilous_Realm.php]</sup>
 
A new edition was published in September [[2008]], followed by the [[Tales from the Perilous Realm (1992 radio series)|full-cast dramatization]] in October. ''Tales from the Perilous Realm'' was 2008's "flagship book"; ''[[Roverandom]]'' was added to the compilation.<sup>[http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/836-Tales_from_the_Perilous_Realm.php]</sup>
==Farmer Giles of Ham==
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In the book [[Farmer Giles of Ham]], Farmer Giles, a simple man with an inflated reputation for killing giants, is called on once more by the people of Ham to do battle with the dragon Chrysophylax, who threatens to set Ham aflame. With the help of his faithful dog, Garm, and his mare, Farmer Giles tricks the dragon into going back to his home. Farmer Giles is then crowned king of Ham and sets up his court, Worminghall.
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==Leaf by Niggle==
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[[Leaf by Niggle]] is Tolkien's semiautobiographical work about Niggle, a painter who never manages to finish his masterpiece while alive, and is ridiculed by the town because of it.
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==The Adventures of Tom Bombadil==
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[[The Adventures of Tom Bombadil]] is a collection of sixteen poems by Tolkien (some attributed to [[Bilbo Baggins]] and [[Sam Gamgee]]) that range in topics from [[Gondor]] to [[hobbits]]. Some of the poems included in this book are mentioned, and even sung, in [[The Lord of the Rings]].
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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:

The collection also includes Tolkien's essay On Fairy-Stories.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Editions

[edit] 2008 edition

A new edition was 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]

Tales from the Perilous Realm
Farmer Giles of HamThe Adventures of Tom BombadilLeaf by NiggleSmith of Wootton MajorRoverandom (since 2008)