Little Ones of Their Own

Author: Pearl Took

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Drama: Post-War of the Ring

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: PG  ✧  Reason for Rating: adult references to pregnancy

Summary: Peregrin and Diamond Took are expecting their first child.

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Reviewed by: Marigold Cotton  ✧  Score: N/A

This is a lovely story. I like stories about Merry and Estella and Pippin and Diamond living together for a time at Crickhollow. Pippin's ability to *talk* with young Theodoc is a nice touch, and knowing that in Pearl's universe that Pippin has the Took sight, I can really see this happening here. Pippin has a really nice relationship with baby Theo in this story. Merry, Estella, and Pippin are all well written here, and Diamond too, for the most part, though I did feel that she was a bit too naive at times. I enjoyed all of the interaction between the four of them. I especially liked the bits about Pippin being able to knit, and when Theo became too old to *converse* with Pippin, saying his name instead, "Pap-pap". I like the way Pearl makes all of her characters with so many layers. We know their thoughts, habits, and motivations.