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The Borrowers
The Borrowers
Author: Mary Norton, Beth Krush, Joe Krush
This is the classic story--read and loved by children all over the world--of Pod, Homily, and their daughter, Arrietty, who live under the kitchen floor in a quiet, half-empty house and get their livelihood by borrowing from the “human beans.” “Delectable fantasy.”--Booklist
ISBN-13: 9780152000868
ISBN-10: 0152000860
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Harcourt
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This is a very entertaining book I read as a child and just re-read. It has a great ending leaving the reader wondering whether "The Borrowers" are real or imaginary, and allows the reader to imagine the characters' future however you want. A great book for a child or adult.
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So fun to read. Finished it in one day :)
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Written in 1952, nostalgic look back at the turn of the (19th-20th) century English gentlefolk. I can imagine that kids who grew up reading this would watch all episodes of "Upstairs, Downstairs". First of 5 books, this is the important one to read, though. What I remember from the story is that the grandfather knew how to count to 57, and I was fascinated why he would stop there. Anyway, heroine is 13 years old.
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Classic children's book! I loved these stories when I was a kid. It's about a family of tiny people that live in the walls and floorboards of a normal family's house. Follow them on their adventures navigating the big world!
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Classic book (with lovely line drawings) for 8-12 yr olds. The book IS better than the movie -- at least have your kids read the book first!
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Arrietty Clock (Primary Character)
Pod Clock (Major Character)
Homily Clock (Major Character)