The Borrowers avenged

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Nov 15, 1982 - Juvenile Fiction - 298 pages
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After their narrow escape from the Platters' attic in "The Borrowers Aloft," Pod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock return to their miniature village. But it is no longer a safe refuge, and so once again the Borrowers must go looking for another place to live.

But finding a new home is hard when you're running for your life.

The villainous Platters will not rest until they recapture the tiny family, and they hound the Clocks' every move. When the Borrowers finally do set up house under a window seat in an old rectory, it seems they have found safety at last - until the platters turn up in the church one night, forcing the Borrowers into a final desperate struggle for their freedom.

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Review: The Borrowers Avenged (The Borrowers #5)

User Review  - Noam Kaplan - Goodreads

Pretty disappointing. Not much plot and no character development. Read full review

Review: The Borrowers Avenged (The Borrowers #5)

User Review  - Amber the Human - Goodreads

In some ways, I don't think this book was necessary. The last, Aloft, did feel like a last book. Except that we don't know where The Borrowers were going to end up. So it is nice to see them gain a ... Read full review


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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.

Children's book illustrator Beth Krush was born in Washington. She graduated from what is now the University of the Arts in 1939. She illustrated books both with and without her husband Joe Krush. They are best known for their work on the American edition of the five-book series The Borrowers by Mary Norton. In 1980, they received the Drexel Citation, which is given each year to a regional children's book author or illustrator. She also illustrated The Shoe Bird by Eudora Welty. She taught at Moore College of Art for 22 years. She died from complications following a stroke on February 2, 2009 at the age of 90.

Joe & Beth Krush have illustrated many books for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt such as "The Borrowers", "The Borrowers Away" and "Gone Away Lake".

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