Cassandra Neace

Staff Writer

Cassandra Neace is a high school English teacher in Houston. When she's not in the classroom, she reads books and writes about them. She prides herself on her ability to recommend a book for most any occasion. She can be found on Instagram @read_write_make

hobbit giveaway

Chances are you know this story. It has friendship and adventure and dragons and Big Life Lessons, and so much fuel for the imagination. In this giveaway sponsored by The Hobbit: Illustrated Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien, illustrated by Jemima Catlin, we asked you to let your imagination run wild and create your own original work inspired by this classic story.

Three finalists will receive copies of The Hobbit: Illustrated Edition, and the winner (selected by readers’ votes) will receive the awesome prize pack pictured above, which includes:

  • Smaug tote bag
  • “Second breakfast is the best breakfast” coffee mug
  • “Never laugh at live dragons” button
  • Dragon temporary tattoo
  • Hobbit bookmarks

We’ve chosen the three finalists, and we’re including previews of their entries below. To see the full entry, just click the link, check them out and then cast your vote below. The polls close at 11:59 PM, on Tuesday, October 22. We’ll announce the winners later in the week.


Finalist #1 – James

A mock “Wanted” poster, as used in the old west-present day for notorious criminals such as Butch Cassidy… SEE MORE


Finalist #2 – Karla 

Hobbits love to eat, so here is Bilbo Baggins enjoying either Second Breakfast or Elevensies! (With Hobbits, it can be difficult to guess which meal they might be enjoying!)… SEE MORE


Finalist #3 – Erin

There and back again, but where do we start?
Here in the Shire, you know this part.
Ever the wanderer, but he’s not lost… SEE MORE 

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