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The Borrowers

Norton, Mary

(Book - 1953)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Borrowers
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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. This repackaged paperback edition still has the delightful original black-and-white illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush inside. A charmer! Awards: 1952 Carnegie Medal, a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award Book Don't miss the other classics in the Borrowers series: The Borrowers Afield , The Borrowers Afloat , The Borrowers Aloft , and The Borrowers Avenged .
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, c1953.
ISBN: 9780152047375
0152047379
Characteristics: 180 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Krush, Beth

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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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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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