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The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit has always been a favorite since I was a child. It was a natural choice for my display based on the Pumpkin Walk's 2002 Theme, "Tell Me a Story".

What makes carved pumpkins fascinating is to be able to recognize an image that has been carved into them. This year's display was a challenge because I had a difficult time trying to find popular or recognizable artwork to work from. I chose mostly Hildibrant's artwork from early Tolkien Calanders.

See if you can recognize the following events from The Hobbit in the pumpkins below:

Gandolf fighting off wargs. Gollum catching a fish. Beorn the Berseker. Bilbo on the back of an eagle. Bilbo fighting the giant spiders. Smaug. Bilbo writing "There and Back Again".