The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, Marla Frazee, Beth Krush, Joe Krush

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.

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780547537702
  • ISBN-10: 0547537700
  • Pages: 192
  • Publication Date: 04/01/2003

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  • About the Book

    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.

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    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

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