Little Lad Lost

Author: Citrine

Nominator: Lindelea

2006 Award Category: Races: Hobbits: Children

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: Short Story

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: One hot summer day in Hobbiton, Lobelia Sackville-Baggins finds a naked foundling baby, while the hobbits of Bag End begin a frantic search for a missing Took.

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Reviewed by: Raksha the Demon  ✧  Score: 4

A sweet and fluffy, but not cloying story. Baby Pippin manages to crawl away from Bag End up and end up, in all places, in the arms of Lobelia Sackville-Baggins. Excellent characterisation of Lobelia, who does have a heart under all that status-hungry greed. I particularly like her reactions at the end. The writer handles her prickly nature quite well. Very entertaining.

Reviewed by: Lindelea  ✧  Score: 3

I love to look at Lobelia from a different angle than the usual flat, cliched character. Surely she has layers and facets, just as the rest of us do. Deft sense of timing, as always, drawing the reader in, keeping up the interest level, and even eliciting an unexpected guffaw or three.

Reviewed by: Marta  ✧  Score: 3

Poor Lobelia. Her actions were clearly wrong, but at the time I can see her motivations. Good for Frodo being able to use her need for respectability to right things in the end, though.

Reviewed by: Dreamflower  ✧  Score: 3

What an adorable concept! Lobelia finds an unclaimed baby and decides to keep it, little knowing that it's tiny Peregrin Took. But the little one has decidedly wrapped the old battleaxe around his tiny finger! Really fun to read.

Reviewed by: grey_wonderer  ✧  Score: 3

This was adorable and I enjoyed Lobelia in this! How often can you say a thing like that? Seriously, Lobelia is wonderful in this story and the author does a great job with her character.

Reviewed by: Marigold  ✧  Score: 2

The thing that I like best about this tale is that little Pippin is actually able to touch hard-hearted Lobelia. A very nice story!

Reviewed by: Larner  ✧  Score: 2

What else can be said? Even Lobelia Sackville-Baggins finds herself enchanted by a small Took found in her garden.