I almost went with the Hobbit, but then I remembered The Borrowers. This is a book about a family of tiny people who live under the floorboards of a normal human home, surviving by pilfering stuff from the giants who inhabit it. Because that is an asinine question. I always liked the idea of getting a totally new point of view on what would otherwise be very normal surroundings, and Mary Norton who wisely spun this into a series, not that I read any of the sequels thinks of a lot of creative uses for the household detritus the family of Borrowers uses to furnish their home -- bottlecaps become serving trays, scrap paper becomes wallpaper.
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Positive Messages The relationship between Arriety and the human boy is an inspiring one that encourages readers to look past differences. Trapped in a world that is seemingly too small for Arriety, her fearless character dares to dream and think outside the box. Her father, Pod, is a lot more skeptical when it comes to the idea of freedom but it is revealed that this fear of uninhibited exploration is for good measure.
Pod makes risky sacrifices every day to provide for his family. Driver calls the rat catcher to exterminate them. She also tells the boy to watch as Arriety and her parents are about to be forced out of their home by smoke.
Language What parents need to know Parents need to know that this classic tale retains its appeal, but some children may find it slow. Fear of capture makes the borrowing expeditions tense. The occasional black-and-white line art helps to make the tiny Borrowers more real for the young reader.
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Stay up to date on new reviews. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox.The British author Mary Norton won the Carnegie Medal for The Borrowers in , the year it was first published in England. This repackaged paperback edition still has the delightful original black-and-white illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush inside/5().
Don't be surprised if, after the book is finished, you find your children crawling around the house looking for their own Borrowers. Though it's often imitated in both books and movies, no one has ever managed to duplicate the appeal of Norton's infusion of magic into the everyday.
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5 primary works • 8 total works. The Borrowers is a series of children's fantasy novels by Mary Norton about tiny people who live in the homes of big people and "borrow" things to survive while keeping their existence unknown.
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