Leaf by Niggle

Leaf by Niggle

Leaf by Niggle is a short story about a painter whom is working on a picture leaf by leaf. Niggle, the painter, is a kind hearted soul and goes out of his way to help his friends and neighbours but eventually finds that this prevents him from completing his masterpiece. He has a hard decision to make; when engrossed in his work, his neighbour asks him to fix his roof using his art supplies.

Title:Leaf by Niggle
Edition Language:English
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    Leaf by Niggle Reviews

  • Liz

    Another enchanting, captivating and instructive story by Tolkien. Short, very simple and yet filled with wonders and a hidden complexity. It was like a very beautiful fairy-tale written for...

  • Dannii Elle

    Leaf by Niggle is both a charming short tale and a cunning little parable. Protagonist Niggle is an artist struggling to create. The problem isn't his short-sighted vision of his grand and overwhelmin...

  • Cindy Rollins

    While purchasing Tolkien's Letters from Father Christmas, I thought I would add Leaf by Niggle to the cart. I know I have read the physical book before but it might have been 30 years ago. This little...

  • Bettie

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  • Amy Edwards

    "Niggle was a painter. Not a very successful one, partly because he had many other things to do. Most of these things he thought were a nuisance; but he did them fairly well, when he could not get out...

  • Cori

    My heart. So I'm a competitive person by nature, and I've had it in my head to get ALL the Audible badges if it kills me. ALL THE BADGES. And then maybe the levels...but we'll see. It's ambitious, Cot...

  • Joellen

    This was both hopeful and humbling. I sought this out because I’m struggling with my creative life...or lack thereof. I understand, at the deepest level, needing to create but being pulled away from...

  • Jeremiah Lorrig

    So simple and deep. Both at the same time. Makes you think. ...

  • Johanna C.

    A wonderful little tale by Tolkien that everyone should read. Although those who really do need to read it will not read it. A great way to learn about selflessness, responsibility, art, friendship, m...

  • Silver

    A strange but beautiful short-story. To me it seems to convey the importance of art, and especially of artists. No matter how small their skill, it should be allowed to grow, develop and not be repres...