Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your life and why?
Jacob Rennick
Jacob Rennick
St. Anne Catholic School St. Anne Catholic School
Cornwall, ON Cornwall, ON

My absolute favorite book from childhood was J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. It had all the things that children like in a good story: high flying adventure, colorful characters, goblins, ghouls, and a great big dragon. Bilbo's journey from the Shire to the Lonely Mountain has been a treasured literary classic for decades, and for very good reason.
Reading and rereading the book throughout my childhood, I almost felt like I was on the adventure myself; like Bilbo, Thorin, and his loyal band of dwarves were old friends who would take me along for the ride as many times as I wanted. The world Tolkien created instilled in me a love of books and a desire to read more, and explore all the other worlds that other authors had created. That to me is one of the greatest achievements of literature.

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