The Borrowers

The Borrowers

Paperback - 2001
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Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Scholastic, 2001, c1981.
ISBN: 9780439325103
Characteristics: 180 pages :,illustrations ;,20 cm.


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Jul 22, 2019

I remember my grandmother buying me a used copy of this book for a quarter when I was a little girl. A charming, timeless classic.

Jul 15, 2016

I like this book because it was a little adventure for the tiny people to explore through the home. I got to know what they would feel like when they were exploring. The lesson in this book is to not judge people before you get to know them.

Jul 03, 2016

In the story, The Borrowers, there are three tiny people called the borrowers. The reason they are called borrowers - Pod (dad), Homily Clock (mom) and Arrietty (daughter) is that in their tiny home under the humuns house they have matchboxes like dressers and stamps like painting hang on the wall, so whatever they have its all borrowed from the humun beings. There's a human boy above, and Arrietty wants a friend. I guess you will have to read the book to find out what happens to the borrowers. I personally recommend this book to all ages because magic can be for anyone and the book convinces the reader that the borrowers really do exist! I absoulutely loved this book, it is one of my favourite!

Mar 16, 2016

My 10 year old really loved this book. She also likes the Cup Cake series, but this is such a better quality reading experience and she couldn't put it down. We recommend it.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Below the floorboards of an old English house lives a tiny family of scavengers named the Clocks. Everything in the Clocks' house, from the postage stamp paintings to cork-made chairs, has been "borrowed" from the family that lives above them. This is how the Clock family come to be called the "borrowers," and it is not until a little boy catches sight of one of the Clock children in the house, that their lives are thrown into a tizzy!

HUDA AYAZ Aug 12, 2015

There's a movie for this book called "The Secret World of Arietty." I've watched it, and am waiting for the book to come from the library. From my experience, I'm guessing the book will be much better than the movie.

Jul 17, 2015

In this book there are three tiny people that live under the ground of a family who are human beings. They are called the "borrowers" because everything that they own are borrowed from the human beings above. The borrowers names are Pod(dad), Homily Cloak(mom) and their only daughter Arrietty. There is a human boy up there and Arietty is urgently searching for a friend. Arrietty gets seen by the humans and that's how the adventure begins.

Sep 18, 2014

I really like this book!!

Jun 12, 2013

my child loved this book

Aug 25, 2012

This is one of the best books I read. Its a story about a families life and it is very interesting I give tis book a great rating because its a bit sad but not to much and its very interesting. AMAZZZZZZZZZZINGGGGGGG!

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alperkins Jun 12, 2012

The Borrowers are a tiny race of people who live in old houses, usually under floors or in walls. The Clock family--Pod, Homily, and little Arrietty--live in Firbank Hall under the kitchen floor, making their living by borrowing food and small trinkets from the 'human beans' upstairs. But Arritetty is curious. There's a boy staying at the Hall, and it is only a matter of time before she and the boy become close friends. Will this friendship be the making of the Clock family--or the ruin?


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Jul 15, 2012

"But Borrowers don't steal."

"Except from human beings," said the boy.

Arrietty burst out laughing; she laughed so much that she had to hide her face in the primrose. "Oh, dear," she gasped with tears in her eyes, "you are funny!" She stared upward at his puzzled face. "Human beans are for Borrowers--like bread's for butter!"


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