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Shire Yule  by Dreamflower 9 Review(s)
Kaylee ArafinwielReviewed Chapter: 6 on 10/26/2011
Frosty the Snow-Hobbit! I love it! I do love Tip and Tulip stories!! *grin*


Author Reply: I love them too! And so do wee hobbits!

NeiliaReviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/22/2007
Tip and Tulip are great story characters, especially for very young hobbits. I enjoyed 'The Snow-Hobbit' story very much. I will remember it to tell my grandchildren one day.

Author Reply: In my head, there is this whole little series about "Tip and Tulip" in the Shire, nursery tales that appeal to very young little hobbits!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/29/2006
And this innocence and love was another thing the Rangers protected. Love these three together. :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane

Author Reply: Yes, it was! I'm glad you see the connection!

And I adore cousin-fic, both writing and reading it!

Queen GaladrielReviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/12/2006
Oh, fun! The Shire version of Frosty the Snowman! *grins* How very Hobbity that story is, and of course there are more details about the food than almost anything else! :) I love it!
God bless,

Author Reply: Yes, indeed! I'm sure that they'd have had a version of that story! And of course there are details about food--hobbits know what the important things are! LOL!

Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/12/2006
"But Pippin smiled sleepily. “Maybe we’ll have snow for Yule sometime!” he said"

Ever the optimist! Another wonderful tale with another wonderful last line!

Author Reply: *grin* Yes, the unquenchable cheerfulness of Peregrin Took!

I'm so glad you liked it, and the ending.

And I have to thank you once more for putting "Tip and Tulip" into my head!

ElemmírëReviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/12/2006
Hmm, methinks someone has been watching or listening to 'Frosty the Snowman' LOL! (although instead of a corncob pipe, he would have a 'long-stemmed one that reached down to his wooly toes')

I really, really liked the details Frodo (I mean you) put into Tip and Tulip's story. It was just so very hobbity to list all of those yummy-sounding things to eat. Pippin and Merry must have been drooling in hunger afterwards! No wonder they love Frodo's stories so!

I just loved this one and the previous tale as well, Dreamflower! Aunt Dora's letter to Daisy was terrific. I loved all the little jests at poor Folco, even though it was easy to see how she loved the lad so. I also really liked the fact that she felt she needed to spend the holiday with Frodo (and as extra Baggins support, LOL). I would really love to read more about their journey to Buckland together ... what they talked about, etc.


Author Reply: For some reason, I thought Pippin would like a story of that sort. I like "Frosty the Snowman" a lot, but I'm even more fond of the animated show "The Snowman" that was made in the UK.

I think hobbits probably put lots of details about food into their stories--it was very important to them.

Dora's very fond of both her nephew and her great-nephew. But she certainly knows what Folco is like, LOL! And she would also know that Frodo would need some extra support after Bilbo's leaving.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/11/2006
Ah, yes, the brief snows of the climes of those who live near seas to the west. We have just that situation here. And maybe they'll find a snow friend there near the Great Smials. It's to be hoped! Heh!

Love the story Hobbit sister and brother.

Author Reply: Well, I think that little Pippin is certainly hoping for such! LOL!

I thought of "Tip and Tulip" one day when Pearl Took mentioned in a story that hobbits liked to tell stories of young hobbits being rescued by badgers. I used their names as Frodo was telling a snippet of one such story--and immediately thought that it sounded like they might be in a whole series of stories aimed at little hobbits.

PIppinfan1988Reviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/11/2006
Awww! That was a sweet tale! I had a nice chuckle when Merry rolled his eyes at hearing a nursery-tale, thinking himself too old for such things. And it was a delight to see Bilbo's influence on Frodo had already taken place, being able to tell a story at the drop of a hat. And of course, I always enjoy your tale-within-a-tale stories! Thanks for sharing!


Author Reply: Yes, the "Tip and Tulip" stories are aimed at the age group that nowadays would be watching "Barney" or "Teletubbies". But of course, it was *Frodo* telling it, and that made all the difference in the world.

"Tale-within-a-tale" is one of my favorite formats for a story, I don't know why, it just seems right. After all, hobbits had to entertain themselves--they didn't have TV, movies or internet!

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/11/2006
Sad story or not it is just right for poorly little hobbits, and big people too!

Author Reply: I've always thought the "snowman-comes-to-life-and-then-melts" scenario a little sad, but it's sweet and funny at the same time!

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