Smith of Wootton Major

This story grew out of a foreword to George McDonald's story "The Golden Key". Tolkien intended to explain the concept of "fairy" and ended up creating a story. It developed into its own tale about the connection between the humans and the faery.

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Roverandom

Inspired by the time one of J.R.R. Tolkien's son lost his toy dog, the tale of Rover, a young dog that will have lots of adventures after upsetting a wizard.

Farmer Giles of Ham

Not being one of Tolkien's Middle-Earth stories, Farmer Giles of Ham is a small adventure fable about an unexpected hero in the reluctant farmer Giles who lives in the middle of Britain in a small town Ham with his wife and dog. Although set in Medieval Britain, it is a fantasy story featuring giants, dragons, and a magic sword.