Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

This Little Piggy Went to Market

Author: Cathleen
Nominator: Cathleen
2009 Award Category: Genres: Humor: Family

Story Type: Story : Length: Short Story
Rating: General -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: The Took's share a fun day shopping in Whitwell, and Pippin confesses some recent mischief that involved 'borrowing' his mum's knitting needles and ball of wool. Meanwhile, back at the farm, Pansy the goose puts her stolen bounty to good use. . .


Reviewed by: Larner -- Score: 5

Another Pippin adventure with his knitted friend Tulip the piglet! He's going to market and needs to see to it that his mother's largest knitting needles are replaced, as Pansy the goose ran off with them and the blanket he'd been making for his cat Lily. Tulip, however, is making certain he doesn't forget his part in getting them lost! With some help from his beloved father, it will all be sorted out in the end--with some cream puffs for afters, even! And when they realize the purpose to which Pansy is putting the pilfered blanket and yarn, they realize things are perhaps not all a disaster! They just hope that Pansy has no plans for using the missing knitting needles! Delightful as always!

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger -- Score: 5

I very much enjoy the stories of Pippin and Tulip. They remind me of some of the antics I got up to during my own childhood, only I could swear that it was my stuffed dog doing the encouraging. Tulip seems to be better behaved. Regardless, a Pippin and Tulip story combined with a crazy goose and some missing yarn made for an enjoyable adventure, especially since we as readers are hearing about it after the fact and we're getting Pippin's rather choppy version of events. I have to praise Paladin for his patience in this. I'm not sure I would have been as understanding or coaxing when trying to figure out why a new set of knitting needles were needed.

Reviewed by: Dreamflower -- Score: 3

This is another smile-inducing and gentle look at the Took family, and especially wee Pippin and his constant companion Tulip the knitted pig, as the family goes into Whitwell to the market. I especially love the way Cathleen depicts the father-son bond between Paladin and his youngest, and how he coaxes Pippin's confessions of misdeeds out of him.