May 17

Day 137

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 1: An Unexpected Party
    *This chapter will be read over the course of four days, so read about one fourth of it today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part One: Introduction

  • Prior Versions:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part One: Chapter I(a): The Pryftan Fragment

Enrichment Activities:

Discussion Questions:

    1. What kind of person is Bilbo Baggins?
    2. How does the tone of this story compare to the stories you have read so far?
    3. How would you respond to an uninvited guest arriving at your home for tea?