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Smith of Wootton Major

by J.R.R. Tolkien
36 pages, Fantasy
Reviewed by Lady Meriwen

Beautiful and soul-enlarging.

Plot

Nokes, the Master Cook, says there are no fairies. Smith, the village blacksmith, knows there are. And Alf, the cook's apprentice, knows more than he will say. This is the story of Smith's adventures in the land of Faery, and how he came to see that fairies are not what we think.

Morality

The smallness of Nokes' soul is shown for what it is, especially compared to the souls of Alf and Smith, who have been touched by Faery. The silver star that gives its wearer the name of Starbrow isn't really magic (though it is jocularly referred to as such by Nokes). Faery does have elements of magic, though, or at least the supernatural.

Spiritual Content

This is in the tradition of The Lord of the Rings--it obviously comes from a Christian worldview, but with no specific mention of God.

Violence

None.

Drug and Alcohol Content

None.

Sexual Content

None.

Crude or Profane Language or Content

None.

Conclusion

Most of us need to visit the realm of Faery more often. This story gives us a gentle urge to explore the realms of our own imagination.

Fun Score: 5
Values Score: 5
Written for Age: 11-12

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