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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.
Really enchanting, with beautiful imagery. The creativity of Pod, Homily, and Arriety will inspire you imagine what borrowings would you use from your own home. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jewlya
Best book EVER for anyone with an active imagination. It captivated me as a child, and again at 46...and I'm delighted to know there are MANY more books in the series!Published 2 months ago by Michael Herring
Miniature people live in skirting boards of an old house and go out on forays to collect items for their house - henee the reason why things go missing. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mr. D. P. Jay
Very interesting story extremely creatively written but I sometimes got confused about what the author was trying to convey I recommend this book to strong readers and people who... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Randy
I had never before attempted to read The Borrowers simply because I thought it might be this clichéd childrens book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer