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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.
love this book follows along with the secret of Arriety. my daughters just love the borrowers, the story line, the adventures the morals all work so well, and I highly recommend... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Heather Goliber
I have watched the movie and wanted to read the book and I have to say I was not disappointed it is such a nice sweet story now time to read onPublished 1 month ago by kymom
When I was little, I loved watching The Littles. Likewise, I loved reading The Borrowers by Mary Norton. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Heather E. Hejduk
I loved it all-it's the perfect explanation for why unusual things disappear in your house. Now I am motivated to repair my daughter's dollhouse furnishings!Published 2 months ago by Bruce Larsen
I love these books! They are so easy to read- i like the descriptions and the drawings. I will buy more.Published 3 months ago by cool kid
Kept me excited and made me want to not set it down. A well written book and I would recommend this to everyonePublished 4 months ago by Kindle Customer