Pod, Homily and daughter Arrietty of the diminutive Clock family fit out their subterranean quarters with the titbits and trinkets they've "borrowed" from "human beans", employing matchboxes for storage and postage stamps for paintings. Readers will delight in the resourceful way the Borrowers recycle household objects. For example, "Homily had made her a small pair of Turkish bloomers from two glove fingers for 'knocking about in the mornings.'"
The persistent pilfering goes undetected until a boy (with a ferret!) comes to live in the country house. Curiosity drives Arrietty to commit the worst mistake a Borrower can make: she allows herself to be seen. This engaging, sometimes hair-raisingly suspenseful adventure is recounted in the kind, eloquent voice of narrator Mrs May, whose brother might--just might--have seen an actual Borrower in the country house many years ago. (Ages 9 to 12) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Purchased for a birthday gift so no feedback yet and unable to comment on the actual story, I find audio books make a good gifts for children, my 7 year old certainly enjoys... Read morePublished 2 months ago by smc
The book has a bad format, making it hard to understand. It has nothing exiting in it either. It was a bit boring.Published 3 months ago by Katarzyna
Miniature people live in skirting boards of an old house and go out on forays to collect items for their house - henee the reason why things go missing. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mr. D. P. Jay
Looks good - my granddaughter is working through the series enthusiastically.Published 4 months ago by Anthead
bought it for my 9 year old boy as it was part of his school reading list. He loved it! I was afraid the story was going to be too girly, but he absolutely loved it!Published 7 months ago by xgua