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Oliphaunt (book)

The name Oliphaunt refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Oliphaunt (disambiguation).
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AuthorJ.R.R. Tolkien
IllustratorHank Hinton
PublisherChicago: Contemporary Books/Calico
Released1 September 1989
FormatBoard book

Oliphaunt is an illustrated children's book which reprints J.R.R. Tolkien's poem "Oliphaunt" from The Lord of the Rings and The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. The illustrations were made by Hank Hinton.[1]

In August 2011, a new edition illustrated by Dan McGeehan was published by The Child's World, Inc (ISBN: 978-1-60973-155-7).[2][3]


  1. Oliphaunt.1989 at (accessed 18 October 2011)
  2. Oliphaunt (Poetry for Children) at (accessed 18 October 2011)
  3. Oliphaunt new edition at Tolkien Collector's Guide