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    The Borrowers

    Paperback | 224 pages | English
    By (Author) Mary Norton

    $17.99 NZD

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    A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime.

    Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting new covers and fun-filled endnotes.

    The Borrowers live in the secret places of quiet old houses; behind the mantelpiece, inside the harpsichord, under the kitchen clock. They own nothing, borrow everything, and think that human beings were invented just to do the dirty work. Arrietty's father, Pod, was an expert Borrower. He could scale curtains using a hatpin, and bring back a doll's teacup without breaking it. Girls weren't supposed to go borrowing but as Arrietty was an only child her father broke the rule, and then something happened which changed their lives. She made friends with the human boy living in the house...

    'Beautifully written, poetic and almost always alarming, the Borrowers have something very mysterious, sad and exciting about them' - Sunday Times

    Mary Norton was born in 1903 and brought up in a house in Bedfordshire, which was to become the setting for The Borrowers. First published in 1952, The Borrowers was an immediate success, winning the Library Association's Carnegie Medal. There followed four more Borrowers books: The Borrowers Afield (1955), The Borrowers Afloat (1959), The Borrowers Aloft (1961) and The Borrowers Avenged (1982). Poor Stainless was the last Borrowers story Mary Norton wrote. She died in 1992.

    Also available in A Puffin Book:
    GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM and BACK HOME by Michelle Magorian
    CHARLOTTE'S WEB, STUART LITTLE and THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN by E. B. White
    THE BORROWERS by Mary Norton
    STIG OF THE DUMP by Clive King
    ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY by Mildred D. Taylor
    A DOG SO SMALL by Philippa Pearce
    GOBBOLINO by Ursula Moray Williams
    CARRIE'S WAR by Nina Bawden
    MRS FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH by Richard C O'Brien
    A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'Engle
    THE CAY by Theodore Taylor
    TARKA THE OTTER by Henry Williamson
    WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams
    SMITH by Leon Garfield
    THE NEVERENDING STORY by Michael Ende
    ANNIE by Thomas Meehan
    THE FAMILY FROM ONE END STREET by Eve Garnett

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    • Paperback | 224 pages
    • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 159g
    • Penguin Books Ltd
    • 03 Jul 2014
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Puffin Classics
    • English
    • 0141354860
    • 9780141354866
    Type: Book Vendor: Puffin SKU: 9780141354866 Availability: In Stock

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