QUOTE: October 2, 2013

“The Hobbit…will be funniest to its youngest readers, and only years later, at a tenth or a twentieth reading, will they begin to realise what deft scholarship and profound reflection have gone to make everything in it so ripe, so friendly, and in its own way so true.”

A World for Children
(First published 10/2/1937 in The Times Literary Supplement)