The script is the only adaptation of the story authorized by Tolkien. It was published in 1972, with book by Ruth Perry, lyrics by David Rogers and music by Allan Jay Friedman. The songs range in style from blues to jazzier numbers to even tango-influenced sounds.
A letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to illustrator Doris Sykes will be sold by Hermitage Fine Art Monaco for £15,000 ($25,0000).