The Borrowers Afield

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Overview

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

The further adventures of the family of miniature people who, after losing their home under the kitchen floor of an old English house, are forced to move out to the fields.

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Overview

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

The further adventures of the family of miniature people who, after losing their home under the kitchen floor of an old English house, are forced to move out to the fields.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152047320
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/24/2003
  • Series: Borrowers Series
  • Edition description: 1ST HARCOU
  • Edition number: 50
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 187,745
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2003

    Finger humans

    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!

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    The borrowers

    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!!!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Fun, enjoyable

    This series of books are light and enjoyable. Good way to lighten your day :).

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    recommend

    Nice book. Need to read the others in the series to follower the story line.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    Mean Editorial Review

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Good

    Good for all ages defently

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Want it

    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.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    Review #8?

    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.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

    Is this the last book? I think it is. Well, this....I don't know.

    I've watched The World of Arriety so ya...maybe it's BORING!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    O

    I think it looks like a butterfly

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    The Borrowers #2

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    This is #2 in the series.

    Great books; they take me back many years! The storytelling is very entertaining and inventive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Hypocrite!

    Two down.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Answer me

    What number bok iz this ov thu series?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Omg is wrong!

    Omg should not be used in comments, especially for KIDS using e-readers!!!

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Omg

    Omg how are those other commentsso old?

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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