The Borrowers, Book 1

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Harcourt, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 180 pages
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Pod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock's huge adventures have been thrilling children young and old for fifty years--and their appeal is as strong as ever in these handsome new paperback packages. While the original beloved interior illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush have been retained, Marla Frazee's striking cover illustrations capture these little people with a larger-than-life appeal.

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Cute little story, love the ambiguous ending. - Goodreads
Such brilliant descriptive writing! - Goodreads
This book is a fine example of English storytelling. - Goodreads
Some prose slightly above the heads of my little ones. - Goodreads
The illustrations are cute and helpful. - Goodreads
Great characters and plot, quite original. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Carrie - Goodreads

Magical, fun,interesting stories especially for preteens.Loved it. Read full review

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User Review  - Rickella Griffiths - Goodreads

I first read this book when I was in Primary School and then again whilst I was teaching a year 4 class, I liked reading this book as a child and as adult. I love their alternative uses for all of ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

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's from this private fantasy that her most well-known books, those about the Borrowers, came about.

LEONARD S. MARCUS is a well respected critic and historian of children's literature. His many books include Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom and Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon. He lives in New York.

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