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
Mary Norton's Borrowers books join P. L. Travers's Mary Poppins novels in the Harcourt Brace Young Classics line of acclaimed children's fiction reissued in hardcover. All Harcourt Brace Young Classics have a uniform look while retaining the much-loved illustrations from the original editions. Together with forthcoming titles from Edward Eager, Elizabeth Enright, L. M. Boston, Eleanor Estes, and others, these books will form a children's library of unparalleled quality, beauty, and value.
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 and#8220;human beans.and#8221; and#8220;Delectable fantasy.and#8221;--Booklist
An exquisite gift edition celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved Borrowers.
A big celebration for three tiny heroes ... The Borrowers are fifty!
About the Author
(1903-1992) lived in England, where she was an actress, playwright, and award-winning author. As a child she created a make-believe world in which tiny people inhabited the hedgerows, living their lives out of the sight of humans. It's from this private fantasy that her most well-known books, those about the Borrowers, came about.
LEONARD S. MARCUS is a well respected critic and historian of children's literature. His many books include Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom and Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon. He lives in New York.