From Houghton Mifflin comes these two covers and descriptions of The Fellowship of the Ring Visual Companion, by Jude Fisher (72 pages, hardcover $19.95 ISBN 0618154019), and The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide by Brian Sibley (120 pages, hardcover $24.95, ISBN 0618154027, and trade paperback $14.95, ISBN 0618154035). These come with a “global laydown date” of November 6th, 2001. So we’ll be seeing them in stores about a month before the movie!

The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide
By : Brian Sibley

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An introduction to the talented actors and filmmakers who have labored for years to bring Tolkien’s work to the screen. For several years, a huge team of dedicated moviemakers has been transforming the exotic landscapes of New Zealand into the Middle-earth of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic masterwork, The Lord of the Rings. It is a massive production by fans of Tolkien’s work for fans of Tolkien’s work. This fully authorized Official Movie Guide is the perfect introduction to the total immersion in Tolkien’s world that filmgoers will experience. In full color throughout, including lavish, full-bleed production stills, and with exclusive biographies of the stars and filmmakers, this book gives readers a privileged access to behind-the-scenes material found nowhere else. Featuring color photos of the cast, locations, sets, costumes, and creatures of the films, the book also includes an entertaining overview of the conception, design, and logistical challenges of a film project of this epic scale and grandeur.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Visual Companion
By : Jude Fisher

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Houghton Mifflin is proud to present a full-color, large-format, guide to the characters, cultures, and locations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s extraordinary creation Middle-earth, as depicted in the movie The Fellowship of the Ring – the first of three blockbuster films from New Line Cinema. Filled with stunning imagery and with a thorough, informative narrative text, The Fellowship of the Ring Visual Companion will provide the reader with a rich feast of detail and information. Featuring exclusive photos of Frodo, Gandalf, the Ringwraiths, elves, and all the other main characters and creatures of the first film, the book also includes breathtaking pictures of Hobbiton, Rivendell, and Moria. The first of a projected three-book series that no Tolkien fan, from novice to expert, should be without, The Fellowship of the Ring Visual Companion contains a special eight-page gatefold of large-format images unique to this book.


Text and cover illustrations Copyright © 2001 Houghton Mifflin Company