The Borrowers—the Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty, to be precise—are tiny people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country manor. All their minuscule home furnishings, from postage stamp paintings to champagne cork chairs, are “borrowed” from the “human beans” who tromp around loudly above them. All is well until Pod is spotted upstairs by a human boy! Can the Clocks stay nested safely in their beloved hidden home, or will they be forced to flee? The British author Mary Norton won the Carnegie Medal for The Borrowers in 1952, the year it was first published in England.
For 50 years, fans have enjoyed Mary Norton's classic story of The Borrowers, the tiny family (Pod, Homily and their daughter, Arrietty) that secretly lives under the floorboards. This new gift edition features sepia-toned pen-and-inks that Diana Stanley drew for the original 1952 British edition a new foreword by Leonard Marcus explains the book's history, and a ribbon bookmark keeps the place for avid fans.
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I loved re-reading this book, it is a favorite from my youth. The only issue I had were the glaring typos. Hope the copyright holder can make the e-publisher fix them soon.
LOVE THIS BOOK
This book is amazing, you don't want to stop reading it!! Love this book
Good but not great
Don't recommend if very young or old 14-18
If in age range great book I am 10 so not great for me