Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Tulip Takes a Tumble

Author: Cathleen
Nominator: Golden
2008 Award Category: Genres: Humor

Story Type: Story : Length: Short Story
Rating: General -- Reason for Rating: n/a
Summary: The story of how Tulip lost her button nose!


Reviewed by: Golden -- Score: 10

In this story we meet our dearest lad Peregrin Took, who is still quite young and his beloved friend Tulip the knitted piglet. Tulip and Pippin had sort of an accident and are a bit hurt. It is very cute written, because also Tulip has her "wounds".. therefore she needs a smallish little splint on her tail and such. Its very well written, and too sweet to imagine how Eglantine not just put the bandages on her son but also on the knitted piglet. I had to laugh when reading that. Well Pippin would probbaly have resisted but I find it so cute that the whole family plays along. That shows their love for their son/brother. Then in the story there also is a very nice moment between Pippin and his father Paladin, who as a young lad also had a special friends, Sammy lambie. Paladin tells Pippin about this special friend and what has happend to him, however it seems he changes the story for Pippin a bit, which is quite cute too. Paladin asks Eglantine to knitt a second sammy lambie and its too sweet, cause even he wants it for Pippin actually, he also seems very pleased with the thought that there will be again a sammy lambie. The small lad is still alive also in the big lads I guess, thats really cute. A very nice story to read.

Reviewed by: Larner -- Score: 4

Well, Tulip TOLD him not to jump out of the rafters of the barn onto the haystack, but Pippin would do so anyway, landing badly at that and injuring the two of them. When Paladin drove the moral home with the story of the loss of his Sammy Lambie, Eglantine found herself shaking her head. Just how many "little" lads were there really in her family? Pippin and Tulip at their best.

Reviewed by: Dreamflower -- Score: 3

Poor Pippin, in trouble again because he would not listen to his little Tulip. His father tells him a story of his own childhood naughtiness. I love the warm picture of little PIppin snuggling with his father and listening to the story.

Reviewed by: nancylea -- Score: 2

such a master of your craft. i look with eagerness for each new posting i find on you and your work. thankyou for being so wonderful.