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The Borrowers

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

97 out of 112 people found this review helpful.

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As a child in the 1950's, I read the original Borrowers in 4th grade. I read and re-read the one in the school library, til school closed for the summer. As luck would have it, I found the book and it's subsequent additions that summer in a book store. They were the onl...
As a child in the 1950's, I read the original Borrowers in 4th grade. I read and re-read the one in the school library, til school closed for the summer. As luck would have it, I found the book and it's subsequent additions that summer in a book store. They were the only thing I ever BEGGED my mother to buy me. I took home The Borrowers, The Borrowers Afield, and The Borrowers Afloat, and I still know parts of them by heart. When I was 18, the Borrowers Aloft came out, and my mother sent it to me at college. I was 36 when the Avenged came out, and I RAN to the bookstore. The stories are as fresh today as the first time I read them. I'm now in my 50's, and I can't imagine a life without Homily, Pod and Arriety Clock. Homily who is courageous, even though she'd really rather not be. Pod, who is a simple man, taking care of his family. And Arriety, 13, ready for life, ready for adventure, a young Victorian Feminist, if there ever was one. She wanted to learn to Borrow, which was only for men. She needed to learn to Borrow, because her family was the last one left in the house, and what would happen to her if her parents died? She taught me that a girl could be anything she wanted to be. They bravely faced a daunting world, and they're only 6 inches tall. I now own well over a thousand books, and really believe that it was this small family that led me to my love of reading.

posted by Anonymous on March 19, 2004

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Most Helpful Critical Review

6 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Ok book

Im still in the beging of this book but all i know is that it is raelly hard to under stand the most info ive got so far is from the back but all my friends are in love with it

posted by Anonymous on February 1, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Anonymous

    Wow. This is a great book. The only thing I have to comment on is the plot. Truthfully, until the very end of the book, there is no problem! There wasn't any specific problem in the plot at all. Also, for young children, parts of this book are hard to underdtand. Many terms that are used are unknown completely to children of this generation, same with many items, like blotting paper. Most children have no idea what that even is.

    10 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Imaginative

    Very good book with a great concept

    7 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    From a ten year old the borrowers

    I loved this book! It was such a fun read! When i was in a small book shop i saw the borrowers and seeing the movie (i highly reccomend it) i thought i would like to read it so my dad got it for me on the nook. I think the borrowers is a fun creative tale, in which a story is told about tiny people who live in old houses and 'borrow' things that we mostly wouldn't notice that are gone. The borrowers were about maybe one and a half to two inches tall. They only borrowed things that they needed, like sugar lumps and crumbs of bread. They did have a few luxeries though.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    sweet

    Great story

    I am reading it along with my daughter

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    To kash

    It is excelent. Four and a ha.f stars

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Good

    I love this

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Cool book

    This book is good. Wanna c the movie;)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    I read this first as a child and I loved reading it again!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    An

    I can't wait for the movie!

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Help...

    How many pages is this book? Someone please respond or put a review of how many pages there are. I wanna read it.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Marissa

    There a movie coming called the secret world of arrietiy i think this is the right book

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2005

    The Borrowers

    I thought this book was intresting book. In some ways I thought this book was a little confusing. I really liked this book. I thought it was great and mabey some day you will get to read it yourself. If you alredy read this book I hope you enjoyed it becaue I know I shure did!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2005

    eggcellent

    this book is fabulous. i love it. its adventurous, funny, imaginative. i beleive its definatly a book you guys should read!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    GRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!

    SHUT UP YOU PERSON WITH THE BOOGER REVIEW SHUT UP U R DISGUSTING YOU ARE A TOTAL JERK SHUT UP!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2014

    OMG

    I like it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Tml

    Tml

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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