Synopses & Reviews
The Borrowersand#8212;the Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty, to be preciseand#8212;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 and#8220;borrowedand#8221; from the and#8220;human beansand#8221; 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 Donand#8217;t miss the other classics in the Borrowers series: The Borrowers Afield
, The Borrowers Afloat
, The Borrowers Aloft
, and The Borrowers Avenged
Praise for Mary Norton's The 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
and#8220;A dirty sock has never been such fun! A zany and hilarious adventure of bravery and friendship.and#8221; and#8212;Donna Gephart, author of How to Survive Middle School
and#8220;All hail Todd! Who can resist a story of a kid so slovenly that intelligent life forms on his filthy sock?and#8221; and#8212;Mark Peter Hughes, author of Lemonade Mouth
and#8220;By the Grace of Todd is deliciously gross. It made the ten year old locked up inside of my head howl with laughter. Wonderfully disgusting, yet thought provoking.and#8221; and#8212;THOMAS E. SNIEGOSKI - New York Times Bestselling Author of THE FALLEN series, and the BONE: QUEST FOR THE SPARK Trilogy.
and#8220;and#8230;this story is all about the ride, in all of its gross and grimy glory. Galveston . . . delights in the icky habits of the Toddlians (and#8220;dead skin cell and toe jam sandwichesand#8221; are a delicacy), yet her portrayal of the brutalities of middle school feels as real as the things Todd learns about friends, popularity, and being true to oneself.and#8221; and#8211;Publishers Weekly
"Fans of both the smart and the gross . . . will take to this one." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
andquot;When Mary Poppins is about, her young charges can never tell where the real world merges into make-believe. Neither can the reader, and that is one of the hallmarks of good fantasy.andquot;--The New York Times
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!
This is the classic story--read and loved by children all over the world--of Pod, Homily, and their daughter, Arrietty, who live under the kitchen floor in a quiet, half-empty house and get their livelihood by borrowing from the “human beans.” “Delectable fantasy.”--Booklist
Perfect for fans of Andrew Clements, Dan Gutman, and The Borrowers, By the Grace of Todd is the laugh-out-loud answer to what happens if you leave dirty laundry on the floor . . . and donand#8217;t follow your motherand#8217;s instructions to clean your room.
Twelve-year-old Todd has created life through sheer grossness.
How did he become an accidental god?
Ingredient A: A worn athletic sock
Ingredient B: Dirt from the Great and Powerful Todd himself
Instructions: Leave under bed for months. Do not clean room.
Yields: 50 ant-sized Toddlians
BUT WATCH OUT! When school bully Max Loving puts the future of the tiny Toddlians in jeopardy, Todd will have to do everything in his power to save the race his very negligence created.
This classicand#160;tale of the world's most beloved nanny, who brings enchantment and excitement with her everywhere she goes, has a brand-new look!
With a brand new look, this classic tale continues to enchant readers of all ages! and#160; From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed. It all starts when Mary Poppins is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house. She becomes a most
unusual nanny to Jane, Michael, and the twins. Who else but Mary Poppins can slide up
banisters, pull an entire armchair out of an empty carpetbag, and make a dose of medicine taste like delicious lime-juice cordial? A day with Mary Poppins is a day of magic and make-believe come to life!
About the Author
P. L. Traversandnbsp;(1899-1996) was a drama critic, travel essayist, reviewer, lecturer, and the creator of Mary Poppins. Ms. Travers wrote several other books for adults and children, but it is for the character of Mary Poppins that she is best remembered.
MARY SHEPARD (1910-2000) was the daughter of Ernest Shepard, illustrator of the Winnie the Pooh books and The Wind in the Willows. She illustrated P. L. Travers's Mary Poppins books for more than fifty years.