Lord of the Rings is a three volume book set by J. R. R. Tolkien. The popularity of these works of J.R.R. Tolkien is amazing. J. R. R. Tolkien was a philologist and Oxford University professor when he wrote this epic novel. It is set in the fictional world of Middle-earth and is a story about a young hobbit named Frodo Baggins who inherits a magic ring. Lord of the Rings follows the hobbit Frodo Baggins as he begins his adventure at his home. A Hobbit is a small creature who has hairy feet and a large appetite. Some of these characters were originally introduce in the novel he named, The Hobbit. Recently, Elijah Woods starred in The Lord of the Rings movies, all filmed in New Zealand. The director of the movies, Peter Jackson, has made a reputation for the exquisite quality and attention to detail on these movies. His passion was rewarded in so many Oscars and long term fans. One look to his behind the scenes activities will show case his leadership qualities and the depth of the team work involved in the making of this flawless movie. Peter Jackson had a vision for these movies and he did not compromise on it. He managed to control and handle every detail of every full day of shooting the movies . He is a kind and humble man, supervising and retaking each scene until every aspect of it was the pure representation of his vision. An example of this is the time he bought trees from Far East to the bushy New Zealand farm just to resemble the tree in the Tolkien book. The movies he made were a tribute to his love for his country. New Zealand now offers the most comprehensive Lord of the Rings tours. Because of his vast knowledge of the books and the creatures, the movies continue to be a hit with the consumers. Now, there are web sites for Lord of The Ring forums where you can catch up on all the discussion threads and trivia. There are fanatics who love having the comprehensive online guide including the articles and in depth information about the making of the movie and each character. You can find a merchandise shop online including items such as jewelry, rings, and swords. You can order any of these items and the books, Cd's, movies, or posters. A boxed set of these would make a classic birthday or Christmas gift for any age.