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Tales from the Perilous Realm

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Tales from the Perilous Realm
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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].