The Borrowers Afield

The Borrowers Afield

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by Mary Norton, Beth Krush, Joe Krush
     
 

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Driven from their home in the big house, Pod, Homily, and Arrietty take up life in a boot.

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Driven from their home in the big house, Pod, Homily, and Arrietty take up life in a boot.

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"Mary Norton is a genius."--Mademoiselle
Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
There had been rumors of the "little people" who lived in the walls of houses, but they were never confirmed. On a visit to the country, Kate was able to track down Tom Goodenough and get the whole story. Kate learned that after a traumatic incident involving a cat, Pod and Homily and their daughter Arrietty fled the house and were left to fend for themselves outdoors. This was a great shock and most unwelcome, and their only hope was to find friends, but that was complicated by the fact that they were tiny and that the field they had to cross was very large. It was their good fortune to find an old boot right away, and that became a home for them. After a dramatic rescue, they end up with Tom Goodenough safe and sound. Homily became quite depressed, and her pessimistic attitude is a very somber note in this story. Spiller, a young male borrower they encounter, and the gypsies add a bit of color to a story, which is rather gloomy and dull.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152047320
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/24/2003
Series:
Borrowers Series, #2
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
259,320
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.53(d)
Lexile:
910L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

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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The Borrowers Afield 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Its a really lovely and imaginative book i have ever come across..Mary Norton must have had a real wonderful imagination to write a beautiful story. According to me this book will be best for children from 10 and above...and to include adults too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 1st book was very good i suggest it to younger kids but i am 14 and i still really liked it off to buy the 2nd book!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series of books are light and enjoyable. Good way to lighten your day :).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice book. Need to read the others in the series to follower the story line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant BELIEVE the editorial review said"gloomy and dull". This book is cute,funny, and great for kids and adults alike.Ihope they put up some different editorial reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good for all ages defently
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I want it and I think it's the 2nd because the name makes it seem like the just left the house from the first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Borrowers.It's a great series and i think everyone should at least read one book from this series.I think people should pass the story on to their children an grandchildren.This is seriously good.
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Great books; they take me back many years! The storytelling is very entertaining and inventive.
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I've watched The World of Arriety so ya...maybe it's BORING!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it looks like a butterfly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow what a mean thing to say! This book uses alot of religous names. I've never read this but i will - on my wish list.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What number bok iz this ov thu series?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg should not be used in comments, especially for KIDS using e-readers!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg how are those other commentsso old?