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The Borrowers Aloft: Plus the short tale Poor Stainless [NOOK Book]

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Pod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock's huge adventures have been thrilling children young and old for fifty years--and their appeal is as strong as ever in these handsome new paperback packages. While the original beloved interior illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush have been retained, Marla Frazee's striking cover illustrations capture these little people with a larger-than-life appeal.

Two stories about a family of tiny people called ...

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The Borrowers Aloft: Plus the short tale Poor Stainless

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Overview

Pod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock's huge adventures have been thrilling children young and old for fifty years--and their appeal is as strong as ever in these handsome new paperback packages. While the original beloved interior illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush have been retained, Marla Frazee's striking cover illustrations capture these little people with a larger-than-life appeal.

Two stories about a family of tiny people called the Borrowers, in which the family is kidnapped, and the youngest boy is discovered missing.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leila Toledo
There are two model villages, one called Little Fordham, created by Mr. Pott and another created by Mr. Platter, called Ballyhoggin. A family of tiny people called borrowers discover Little Fordham and move in. Everything goes along fine until Mr. Pott's tiny people are discovered by Mr. Platter. At this point the competition between the two men to have the best village becomes tense. Mr. Platter has to have the little people for his village. He and his wife kidnap Pod, Homily and Little Arrietty and hide them in the attic of their home. After overcoming shock and fright they plan an escape to return to their dream home. They succeed but the next decision they make about their dream home to protect their future is heart wrenching. The sequel is The Borrowers Avenged, "An Odyssey Classic."
From the Publisher
"Mary Norton has a priceless gift. She can view humans through the eyes of tiny folks and tiny folks through human eyes, and make both believable."—Chicago Tribune
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547537733
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Series: Borrowers
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 155,015
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

MARY NORTON (1903-1992) lived in England, where she was an actress playwright, and award-winning author. As a child she created a make-believe world in which tiny people inhabited the hedgerows, living their lives out of the sight of humans. It is from this private fantasy that her most well-known books, those about the Borrowers, came about.

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Borrowers sequence of books

    I have all of them, and this is the correct order
    1. The Borrowers
    2. The Borrowers Afield
    3. The Borrowers Afloat
    4. The Borrowers Aloft
    5. The Borrowers Avenged

    There is another short book called Poor Stainless, which is sometimes included in Avenged, though I have it as a separate book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    Great Series!

    I bought the first book for my niece whose 10 and she loved it so I got the remaining 4 books in the series as an x-Mas gift.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    ?

    Is this the second or the third.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2012

    Great book!

    I always find these books fascinating. This one was delightful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Dear Help Dear Help from Shatago Shatago or Jessica Jessica

    The following book i believe is the borrowers avenged.forgive me if that is incorrect.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    This is book is #3 in the series.

    Next book in the series is Borrowers Afloat. These books make a great series. Nice stories with a great perspective on life. Once you read the book you will see the world differently.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    Help!!

    What book is next after this 1?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2014

    Borrowers

    This series isnt common but it is the best!!:))))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    IM LMFAO RIGHT Know

    HI

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 12, 2012

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