>Wasn’t that the short one that Robin McKinley loathed?

>How the heck do you wring two movies out of The Hobbit?

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Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. >I was wondering the same thing. It’s not that long a book, and I don’t think it’s that complex that would require stretching to two movies…

  2. >It won’t be two films from the same book. It’s going to be ‘The Hobbit’ and (oh dear) ‘A sequel’. I take that to mean PJ and co. will be writing some more jolly adventures for Bilbo and his spiffing magic ring…

  3. SamRiddleburger says:

    >>> How the heck…

    There: Part I of The Hobbit Saga

    Back Again: Part II of the Hobbit Saga

  4. >how do you make a two-part HOBBIT ? the same way you make a book/game construct to exploit the already-hooked POTTER readers with something “just as good” – that is, having a commercial instinct

  5. Brian Floca says:

    >The Hobbit! The book may be as short as its namesake, but it is chockablock loaded. From the vaults of sixth grade memory come tumbling, in rough order of appearance, Gandalf, dwarves, trolls, mountains, goblins, Gollum, the Ring, and so on, and that’s not halfway through the book. I could go on. I couldn’t tell you what I read last night, but I can do chapter and verse of the Hobbit. Anyway, two movies, easy. Which must have lead New Line to the natural question, why settle for one cash cow, when you can have two? I’m only surprised there won’t be three.

  6. Monica Edinger says:

    >How about:

    First Movie:
    What Ever Happened to Lyra, Roger, Billy, Mrs. Coulter, Lord Asriel and Bilbo?

    Second Movie:
    The Wrath of Gollum

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