T. H. White, famous for his King Arthur trilogy, wrote this book in 1946. This particular book has no publishing date. English 10 year old Maria is smart, curious, and being an orphan was bpractically ignored by everyone who took care of her. She finds a colony of Gulliver's Lilliputians on an island in a small lake on her estate. Trying to help them, and keep them from being found out and exploited entails many adventures, both hilarious, and heart stopping.