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Puffin Modern Classic The Borrowers

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The Borrowers have lived in the secret places of quiet old houses; behind the mantelpiece, inside the harpsichord, under the kitchen clock. They owned nothing, borrowed everything, and thought human beings were invented just for their use. Until one of the Borrowers made friends with a human.

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Beautifully written, poetic and almost always alarming, the Borrowers have something very mysterious, sad and exciting about them’ – Sunday Times

The Borrowers live in the secret places of quiet old houses; behind the mantelpiece, inside the harpsichord, under the kitchen clock. They own nothing, borrow everything, and think that human beings were invented just to do the dirty work. Arrietty’s father, Pod, was an expert Borrower. He could scale curtains using a hatpin, and bring back a doll’s teacup without breaking it. Girls weren’t supposed to go borrowing but as Arrietty was an only child her father broke the rule, and then something happened which changed their lives. She made friends with the human boy living in the house…

Sequels: The Borrowers Afield (1955), The Borrowers Afloat (1959), The Borrowers Aloft (1961) and The Borrowers Avenged (1982). Poor Stainless was the last Borrowers story Mary Norton wrote.

Additional information

Weight 0.159 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

190

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.914 (edition:23)

Readership

Children – juvenile / Code: J