The Fellowship of the Ring

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring

Recommendation inspired by:
The myth of the Sampo— an infinite source of fortune and greed - Hanna-Ilona Härmävaara

The Norse myth that inspired "The Lord of the Rings" - Iseult Gillespie

Why we love this book:

Something about The Fellowship of the Ring that gave me a real sense of hope and satisfaction was the idea that in the face of even the most insurmountable obstacles, all you have to focus on is the next step. And filling each little step with warmth, togetherness and good meals is as integral to the mission as the goal itself ... in this case, destroying the One Ring in the fires of Mordor. Come for the gripping, high-stakes fantasy adventure, stay for the best camping trip in literary history.

Recommended by:
Alexandra Panzer, TED-Ed Team

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