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The Borrowers

Written by Mary Norton

Part of the Puffin Modern Classics Series

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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. 

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The Borrowers Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9780141354866
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Publisher: Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141354866
Publication date: 28/10/1993
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141354866
Publication date: 28th October 1993
Author: Mary Norton
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Audio Books

About Mary Norton

Mary Norton (1903 – 1992), was born in London, the only girl in a family of five children. She was brought up in the Manor House in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, which later became the setting fof her most famous book, The Borrowers. She was educated at convent schools and, after a brief and unsuccessful time as a secretary, she became an actress. She was a member of the Old Vic Theatre Company for two years and always thought of herself more an actress than a writer. She remembered her most thrilling moment as the time she first went on stage as an understudy ...

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