The Borrowers Avenged

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Harcourt, 1982 - Juvenile Fiction - 298 pages
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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.

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Overall entertaining, but kind of an odd ending. - Goodreads
It was a great ending of "The Borrowers" book series. - Goodreads
Not much plot and no character development. - Goodreads

Review: The Borrowers Avenged (The Borrowers #5)

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

It was a really enjoyable, really adventurous and really fast-paced children's fantasy novel sequel. It had really well-drawn illustrations, great characters, really thrilling adventure and a really ... Read full review

Review: The Borrowers Avenged (The Borrowers #5)

User Review  - Susan Susan - Goodreads

This is wonderful book I read as a child a tiny world living in the mice holes of the house….totally engrossing Read full review

About the author (1982)

MARY NORTON (1903-1992) lived in England, where she was an actress playwright, and award-winning author. As a child she created a make-believe world in which tiny people inhabited the hedgerows, living their lives out of the sight of humans. It is from this private fantasy that her most well-known books, those about the Borrowers, came about.

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