Borrowers, The

Mary Norton
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.


Reviewed: 2016-08-17

E 16      780L       GLE 5.9


NOT AVAILABLE, too badly stained   2.   .10  PB  F    stained on inside front cover, and back, tear at top of spine, creases on back cover, little wavy last 20 pages L3    53/98/5   7.5x5


Reviewed: 2015-04-07
The idea of little bitty people never gets old, although when things go missing in our house, we always blame the cats.
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