Yet more Hobbit tie-in books!


Yes, boys and girls, it could be a very Middle-Earth Christmas for many this year, between the movie itself and the books, action figures and other collectibles likely to be offered. The guys over at provided this article today detailing Harper Collins’ upcoming book tie-ins, including pictures of the five, count ’em, five covers.


The Official Movie Guide and the Visual Companion appear to be geared to adults and promise such goodies as behind-the-scenes photos of principal cast members along with exclusive interviews and lots of color photos from the film. Squee!

For younger readers (and the young at heart) there is The World of Hobbits and the Movie Storybook, promising loads of photos from the film offering info on all things hobbit and and a retelling of the movie itself.

Below is a snippet of TORn article offering details of the book that I think will be the real piece de resistance for the artist inside . . . I am salivating slightly at the thought of it.

Then, on Friday December 14, the ultimate film companion book — Chronicles: Art & Design — will be released worldwide by HarperCollins (under the prestigious HarperDesign imprint in the USA)

Chronicles: Art & Design

This sumptuous book celebrates the creative vision of Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. It is packed with more than 1,000 images of concept artwork, photographs and development paintings by the artists working behind the scenes to bring Middle-earth to life, who each provide detailed and entertaining commentary that reveals the story behind the vision. Compiled by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, this is the first in a series of lavish hardback books written and designed by the award-winning team at Weta, who are working closely with the production team to guarantee that these books will be bursting with insider information and stunning visual imagery.

All five books are being published in multiple languages by many of Tolkien’s worldwide publishers, all released on the same dates, and we will to bring you more news about them as we get closer to publication.

Obviously, I have to find employment, organize a yard sale, sell a kidney or find some other lucrative means in order to finance my Thorin addiction, which has spread to all things Peter Jackson/The Hobbit. Oh, you knew what you were doing when you posted all those videoblogs, didn’t you, dear PJ?  Well, they do say you’re a genius . . .

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I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

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  1. Yet one more thing that Richard makes us do!! Buy ALL of the above!! 😉 Might need to take out a loan as I CAN’T put my trip back to Scotland on the back burner. 😀

    • I’ve printed out the images of the three books I’d like and put them with my wish list so that there is no doubt which ones I want. Knowing me though, I’ll be too impatient and will buy them myself as soon as I see them in the shop! 🙂

        • I’ll just pass it off as my interest in the movie, not you-know-who! After all, my son and I spent many hours together poring over the beautiful big books on the Star Wars trilogy, when he was much younger, so it’s not like it would be the first time. 😉

          • Good idea but I think I’ve talked about him too much for them to fall for that!! 😉

            I bought one of those books for my Pastor’s young son who knows everything about Star Wars – and I mean everything – and he’s not even 10 yet! Before I gave it to him I checked to make sure there wasn’t a close-up of a certain Naboo Fighter Pilot! If there had been I might have kept it! 😀 I just Googled “Naboo Fighter Pilot” for fun and lo and behold in the “images” section there is a picture entitled “Richard in his Naboo Fighter Pilot days”!! LOL And very cute he is too, if I may say!

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