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The Borrowersby Mary Norton
Synopses & Reviews
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.
Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock.
About the Author
Pod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock's huge adventures have been thrilling children young and old for fifty years--and their appeal is as strong as ever in these handsome new paperback packages. While the original beloved interior illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush have been retained, Marla Frazee's striking cover illustrations capture these little people with a larger-than-life appeal.
A big celebration for three tiny heroes ... The Borrowers are fifty!
Praise for Mary Norton'sThe Borrowers:
"A book that begs to be shared."--The Horn Book
"The magic and charm of the writing convince children and grown-ups, too, that Borrowers really do exist."--School Library Journal
MARY NORTON (1903-1992) lived in England, where she was an actress, playwright, and award-winning author of books for young readers, includingBed-Knob and Broomstick, the basis for the classic Disney film, andAre All the Giants Dead?
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