The Borrowers—the Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty, to be precise—are tiny people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country manor. All their minuscule home furnishings, from postage stamp paintings to champagne cork chairs, are... show more
The Borrowers—the Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty, to be precise—are tiny people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country manor. All their minuscule home furnishings, from postage stamp paintings to champagne cork chairs, are “borrowed” from the “human beans” who tromp around loudly above them. All is well until Pod is spotted upstairs by a human boy! Can the Clocks stay nested safely in their beloved hidden home, or will they be forced to flee? The British author Mary Norton won the Carnegie Medal for The Borrowers in 1952, the year it was first published in England. This repackaged paperback edition still has the delightful original black-and-white illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush inside. A charmer! Awards: 1952 Carnegie Medal, a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award Book Don’t miss the other classics in the Borrowers series: The Borrowers Afield, The Borrowers Afloat, The Borrowers Aloft, and The Borrowers Avenged.
Publish date: April 1st 2003
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
Series: The Borrowers (#1)
A delightful tale that feels very much of its time, although it does insist that girls want to explore and have adventures, too, which it has in common with many a contemporary children's fantasy story. A thing that is much more unusual these days is a framing story, which initially, I could not s...
Have you ever wondered where that eraser you swear you left on the kitchen table disappeared to? Do you always seem to be replacing safety pins and you have no idea where they all go? You're not completely batty! According to Mary Norton, author of The Borrowers, your house is probably home to tiny ...
As a child I was intrigued by the ingenuity of these little people--what they used for furniture, what they ate with, how they lived. I loved the idea that there were tiny people living amongst us in a world, that although it was the same one we lived in, was nothing like we perceived it to be.
An interesting tale, but not my favorite. I know people who loved this book, but it just wasn't for me.
A very enjoyable read aloud - one that will keep a child entertained (although I'd recommend it for the over 7 set due to the advanced vocabulary), but this is one that will also satisfy the adult/parent reader. I found Mary Norton's writing very enjoyable to read aloud and the story is quite deep a...