Tolkien, J. R. R. Smith of Wootton Major

ISBN 13: 9780048232328

Smith of Wootton Major

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Set in the world of Faery, this tells of the preparation of the Great Cake to mark the Feast of Good Children. It should have been a cheerful, human occasion, but other powers were at work and the world of man and of Faery met and blended in a strange union.

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“The book has a haunting quality, characteristic of the best of the ‘deeper’ folktales. It is a beautiful, memorable story.” Times Educational Supplement

“It may be compared to the most delicate miniature but it is one of a rare kind: the more closely it is examined the more it reveals the grandeur of its conception. Whoever reads it at eight will still be going back to it at eighty.” New Statesman

“A tremendously valuable volume with important new insights into Tolkien’s way of working. It’s also a beautiful hardcover edition of the story.” Mythprint

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J.R.R. Tolkien's enchanting fairy-story.

Every twenty-four years in the village of Wootton Major the Feast of Good Children was held. This was a very special occasion and to celebrate it a Great Cake was prepared, to feed the twenty-four children who were invited. The cake was very sweet and rich and entirely covered in sugar icing. But inside there were some very strange ingredients and whoever swallowed one of them would gain the gift of entry into the Land of Faery…

"The book has a haunting quality characteristic of the 'deeper' folk-tales. It is a beautiful memorable story."
TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT

"May be compared to the most delicate miniature but it is one of a rare kind: the more closely it is examined the more it reveals the grandeur of its conception. And whoever reads it at eight, will no doubt still be going back to it at eighty."
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Tolkein, J.R.R
Published by Unwin (1983)
ISBN 10: 0048232327 ISBN 13: 9780048232328
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