There aren’t many left. Only tiny family lives under the floorboards in the kitchen. They borrow crumbs and spools and pins and matchboxes (Look at the pictures!) They are incredibly brave. Wonderful to read aloud or to yourself.
A enchanting and enduring children's classic, The Borrowers is the award-winning tale of three tiny people who are big heroes.
The Clock family—Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty—are tiny people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an English 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?
About the Author
Mary Norton (1903-1992) lived in England, where she was an actress, playwright, and award-winning author of the classic Borrowers novels.
Praise for Mary Norton's The Borrowers: "A book that begs to be shared."--The Horn Book
"The magic and charm of the writing convince children and grown-ups, too, that Borrowers really do exist."--School Library Journal —