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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.
Very well written One of my favorites. I love the story line and the little people. Awesome book I love itPublished 11 days ago by jahoodi4jc4ever
Good quality hardcover book. Bought for a 7 year old who is a good reader and it was still a little stretch for her but she has enjoyed reading it out loud.Published 20 days ago by Purplepozy
My niece loved The Borrowers so much that she is having her parents buy and read all the sequals. The book came when she was away from home, we were out of things to read to her... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Helen Travis