The Borrowers

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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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152047375

  • ISBN-10: 0152047379

  • Pages: 192

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 04/01/2003

  • Carton Quantity: 48

  • Age(s): 7,8,9,10

  • Grade(s): 2-5

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 780L
    • Guided Reading Level S

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Mary Norton

Mary Norton (1903-1992) lived in England, where she was an actress, playwright, and award-winning author of the classic Borrowers novels.
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Marla Frazee

MARLA FRAZEE has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, some of which she also wrote. Her picture book A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever was named a Caldecott Honor Book. She is also the author and illustrator of Walk On! A Guide for Babies of All Ages; Santa Claus, the World's Number One Toy Expert; Roller Coaster; and Hush, Little Baby. She is the illustrator of Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers, The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman, Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild by Mem Fox, and more. Marla Frazee lives in Pasadena, California. Visit her website at www.marlafrazee.com.  
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    Praise for Mary Norton's The Borrowers:

    "A book that begs to be shared."--The Horn Book

    "The magic and charm of the writing convince children and grown-ups, too, that Borrowers really do exist."--School Library Journal

Available Resources

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152047375

  • ISBN-10: 0152047379

  • Pages: 192

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 04/01/2003

  • Carton Quantity: 48

  • Age(s): 7,8,9,10

  • Grade(s): 2-5

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 780L
    • Guided Reading Level S

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