Leaf by Niggle

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
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Published year: 1949


Tales from the Perlious Realm is the definitive collection of J.R.R. Tolkien's acclaimed shorter works of fantasy and adventure. Roverandom is a toy dog who, enchanted by a sand sorcerer, gets to explore the world and encounter strange and fabulous creatures. Farmer Giles of Ham is fat and unheroic, but - having unwittingly managed to scare off a short-sighted giant - is called upon to do battle when the dragon Chrysophylax comes to town. The Adventures of Tom Bombadil tells in verse of Tom's many adventures with hobbits, princesses, dwarves and trolls. Smith of Wootton Major journeys to the Land of Faery thanks to the magical ingredients of the Great Cake of the Feast of Good Children. Leaf by Niggle recounts the strange adventures of the painter Niggle, who sets out to paint the perfect tree. Illustrated throughout by renowned artist Alan Lee, who also provides an Afterword, this collection includes an introduction by Tolkien scholar and writer Tom Shippey and, as an appendix, the essay, "On Fairy-stories", which offers a beguiling insight into the imagination of J.R.R. Tolkien. These five tales are written with the same skill, quality and hallmarks that made The Hobbit a beloved classic. Often overlooked, the short works are now brought together in a volume which reaffirms Tolkien's status as a master storyteller for readers of all ages.