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Pod, Homily, and daughter Arrietty of the diminutive Clock family outfit their subterranean quarters with the tidbits and trinkets they've "borrowed" from "human beans," employing matchboxes for storage and postage stamps for paintings. Readers will delight in the resourceful way the Borrowers recycle household objects. For example, "Homily had made her a small pair of Turkish bloomers from two glove fingers for 'knocking about in the mornings.'"
The persistent pilfering goes undetected until a boy (with a ferret!) comes to live in the country house. Curiosity drives Arrietty to commit the worst mistake a Borrower can make: she allows herself to be seen. This engaging, sometimes hair-raisingly suspenseful adventure is recounted in the kind, eloquent voice of narrator Mrs. May, whose brother might--just might--have seen an actual Borrower in the country house many years ago. (Ages 9 to 12) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
My 12 year old daughter loved this book and cannot wait to read more from this series.
When I read this book last time, I was sad that the boy didn't see the Borrowers again and I wanted to know what happened after this book.
Mary Norton had a very magical way of looking at things and a unique imagination evidently, to write these wonderful stories.
Would probably give it more stars, but not sure I would rate it up with my favorites. We really like it and it is a pleasure to read. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Cool Daddy Oh
another one that hasn't arrived on my kindle yet. but im sure it will be goodPublished 24 days ago by Rebecca
My nine-year-old nephew, who has refused to read lately, loves this book. I couldn't find it locally. Thank goodness for Amazon.Published 28 days ago by ChrisO
This was a gift and I have given it to many people....it's entertaining enough to not just be a child's book.Published 2 months ago by J. Doyle
I just love Mary Norton's stories. The characters are wonderfully funny and this book was just as good as the first one. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Angela Katherine