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The Borrowers

The Borrowers
Mary Norton

Do you think they "borrowed" my missing $10 bill? Or was that my brother?

Do you think they “borrowed” my missing $10 bill? Or was that my brother?

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 180
Age Range: 9 and up
Year: 1953
Genre: Fantasy
Series: 1st of 5

The Borrowers are tiny people who live under the floorboards.  They do not steal, but merely borrow from the “giants” living above them.  The only rule is that they must never be seen by the humans.  This book tells the story of one family named the Clocks, whose daughter Arrietty is tired of being cooped up under the floor and is ready to begin borrowing and experience the world of the humans for herself.

This book would be a great classic for young readers to read, although some of the vocabulary is not commonly used today.

-Atalie

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Filed under Age Range: 9 and up, Author: Mary Norton, Genre: Fantasy, Page Count: 100-200, Part of a Series, Year: 1950s