Is The Hobbit OK for My Kids?
Bilbo and battling burglars
The Hobbit is Not Exactly Family Fare. The original version of The Hobbit was published in 1937 – in an era with different literary standards and no movie ratings. Thus Dr. Jones advises that Tolkien's text includes a lot of wizardry, a bit of burglary, a couple of quite violent conflicts, and plenty of puffing on pipe-weed. Not exactly today’s family fare, but The Hobbit films are likely to provide foundations for fruitful family discussions about magic and morals, wealth and war, and more.”