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The Borrowers

Norton, Mary (Book - 1953)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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
Authors: Norton, Mary
Title: The borrowers
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, c1953.
Characteristics: 180 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "A Voyager/HBJ book."
Local Note: Core Youth.
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Additional Contributors: Krush, Beth
ISBN: 9780152047375
0152047379
Statement of Responsibility: Mary Norton; illustrated by Beth and Joe Krush
Subject Headings: Fantasy fiction Juvenile literature.
Topical Term: Fantasy fiction
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Miniature people who borrow things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home.


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Jun 12, 2013
  • hsimpson586 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

my child loved this book

Dec 17, 2012
  • choco_loca_me rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really liked this book. At first it's slightly confusing but after the first few pages, it makes sense. True, the drawings are a bit primitive, but all in all it's actually quite a good book.

Aug 25, 2012
  • milathemain rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of the best books I read. Its a story about a families life and it is very interesting I give tis book a great rating because its a bit sad but not to much and its very interesting. AMAZZZZZZZZZZINGGGGGGG!

Jul 15, 2012
  • k_coghlan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Growing up in isolation, longing for adventure and friendship, Arrietty is like all of us a "borrower". She lives off a large country home and things are good until the inevitable happens and things take a turn for the worse.

Who likes a change of circumstance they have no control over? How does Arrietty and her parents Homily and Pod cope? Will they find help in the most unsought form? This is their story.

I have come for this book... for Arietty's sake.

xD

Apr 13, 2012
  • ownedbydoxies rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

These books are captivating. I was addicted to them when I was a kid. :)

Apr 12, 2012
  • DaringDavid rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS EVER!!!!!!!!!!! EMMA!!!!DONT JUDGE BOOKS SOOO HARSHLY!!!!! IF YA DIDNT LIKE IT U SHOUDA JUST SAID U DIDNT.THE AUTHOR COULD BE ONLINE RIGHT NOW LOOKIN AT UR COMMENT AND FEEELING SAD REMEMBER THIS!!!!! EVERY BOOK IS GOOD IN SOME WAY!!!!!!!!!! LATER ALLIGATORS!

Mar 06, 2012
  • iluv_hngr_gms_JB rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

this is a terrible book it is the most boring the most horrible book I have read from the library

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Sep 15, 2014
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Dec 17, 2012
  • choco_loca_me rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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May 09, 2012
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The Borrowers are a tiny race of people who live in old houses, usually under floors or in walls. The Clock family--Pod, Homily, and little Arrietty--live in Firbank Hall under the kitchen floor, making their living by borrowing food and small trinkets from the 'human beans' upstairs. But Arritetty is curious. There's a boy staying at the Hall, and it is only a matter of time before she and the boy become close friends. Will this friendship be the making of the Clock family--or the ruin?

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Jul 15, 2012
  • k_coghlan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"But Borrowers don't steal."

"Except from human beings," said the boy.

Arrietty burst out laughing; she laughed so much that she had to hide her face in the primrose. "Oh, dear," she gasped with tears in her eyes, "you are funny!" She stared upward at his puzzled face. "Human beans are for Borrowers--like bread's for butter!"

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