Written by Mary Norton
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An enchanting classic that will fire up a child’s imagination as the storyline unfolds of little creatures living under the floorboards and borrowing everything they need from the humans above the boards. The author describes quite brilliantly what it would be like to be as small as a borrower and to go off on frightening and exciting adventures to borrow what they need. I’m ashamed to say I never read it as a child but have now and it’s equally perfect for parent and child to read together as it is for a child to gain a great deal of enjoyment alone.(7-9)
Carnegie Winner in 1952.
The Good Book Guide Review. Have you ever lost a safety-pin. a box of matches? If so, the Borrowers who live under your floorboards have probably found it and put it to good use as a clothes pulley or chest of drawers in their diminutive home. Mary Norton's fantasies about the tiny Borrowers with their half-heard human names (Pod. Homily. Arriety). their canny wisdom, and their desperate adventures are already classics.
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The Borrowers by Mary Norton
The Borrowers lived in the secret places of quiet old houses, behind the mantelpiece, inside the harpsichord, under the kitchen clock. They owned nothing, borrowed everything, and thought human beings were invented just for their use. Until one of the Borrowers made friends with a human.
About the Author
Paperback (b Format)
Interest Age: From 9
More books by Mary Norton
Penguin Books Ltd
28th October 1993
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