The hobbit is an excellent book for children above the age of eight years. the world comes to know about unforgettable Bilbo, Gandalf and Gollum. In The Hobbit, young Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services - as a burglar - on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon.They want Bilbo help them recovery their gold.There they appealed to Bilbo's innate sense of adventure and managed to convince him to accompany them on their epic journey to reclaim their long lost gold. .
The dwarves were known for their mining skills. They had mining skills and dug gold from the earth. Since the gold grew the evil dragon Smaug came to know of it. So he drove the dwardves away.
They are (or were) a little people, about half our height, and smaller than the bearded dwarves. Hobbits have no beards. It is little or no magic about them, except the ordinary everyday sort which helps them to disappear quietly and quickly when large stupid folk like you and me come blundering along, making a noise like elephants which they can hear a mile off.
Parents need to know that, of J.R.R. Tolkien's many excellent books, The Hobbit is the better choice for tweens. It makes a great read-aloud for kids 8 and up and read-alone for 10 or 11 and up. Kids younger than 8 will probably have a tough time with both the vocabulary and some of the violence.