• Where did it all begin?

    The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, was written by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and is the prelude to the master piece The Lord of the Rings...

  • Who is Bilbo Baggins?

    Bilbo Baggins is a Hobbit and the hero of the story...

  • Who is Smaug?

    Smaug is the great dragon who lives in the Lonely Mountain. As with all dragons, Smaug is very intelligent, loves gold and is extremely powerful...

  • The Movie

    The Hobbit movie is being produced and directed by Peter Jackson and filmed in New Zealand...

Who is Bilbo Baggins?

Bilbo Baggins is a Hobbit and the hero of the story.

A Hobbit is a short human-like creature with large hairy feet and the ability to move very silently when required. Hobbits are usually between two and four feet high and are also known by the term Halfling. Bilbo leads a quiet life in his comfortable hole at Bag End in the town of Hobbiton and, like most hobbits, is content to stay at home and not do anything adventurous. But Bilbo possesses a great deal of untapped inner strength, and when the wizard Gandalf persuades Bilbo to join a group of dwarves on a quest to reclaim their gold from Smaug the dragon, Bilbo ends up playing a crucial role as the company’s burglar.

Bilbo’s adventures awaken his courage and initiative and prove his relentless ability to do what needs to be done.