The Borrowers

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Author : Mary Norton

9780241340370 | PB | pp. 905 | 2018 | Penguin Books

Borrowers who are seen by humans are never seen again. It’s a comfortable life, but boring if you’re a kid.

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Beneath the kitchen floor is the world of the Borrowers Pod and Homily Clock and their daughter, Arrietty. In their tiny home, matchboxes double as roomy dressers and postage stamps hang on the walls like paintings. Whatever the Clocks need they simply “borrow” from the “human beans” who live above them. It’s a comfortable life, but boring if you’re a kid. Only Pod is allowed to venture into the house above, because the danger of being seen by a human is too great. Borrowers who are seen by humans are never seen again. Yet Arrietty won’t listen. There is a human boy up there, and Arrietty is desperate for a friend.

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Author:

Mary Norton

ISBN:

9780241340370

Publisher:

Penguin Books

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

905

Year of Publication:

2018

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Mary Norton was an English children’s author. She was the daughter of a physician, and was raised in a Georgian house at the end of the High Street in Leighton Buzzard. The house now consists of part of Leighton Middle School, known within the school as The Old House, and was reportedly the setting of her novel The Borrowers. She married Robert C. Norton in 1927 and had four children, 2 boys and 2 girls. Her second husband was Lionel Boncey, who she married in 1970. She began working for the War Office in 1940 before the family moved temporarily to the United States.

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