The BorrowersBook - 1988
Baker & Taylor
Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock.
To celebrate the golden anniversary of Mary Norton's timelessly popular tale, Harcourt presents this handsome gift edition. Features include a new foreword by renowned children's book author, historian, and critic Leonard S. Marcus; Diana Stanley's heartwarming illustrations from the original British edition; a letter by Mary Norton describing the origins of the Borrowers; and a never-before-published sketch of Homily and Arrietty drawn by Mary Norton herself.
San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1986?]
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The Borrowers are a tiny race of people who live in old houses, usually under floors or in walls. The Clock family--Pod, Homily, and little Arrietty--live in Firbank Hall under the kitchen floor, making their living by borrowing food and small trinkets from the 'human beans' upstairs. But Arritetty is curious. There's a boy staying at the Hall, and it is only a matter of time before she and the boy become close friends. Will this friendship be the making of the Clock family--or the ruin?
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"But Borrowers don't steal."
"Except from human beings," said the boy.
Arrietty burst out laughing; she laughed so much that she had to hide her face in the primrose. "Oh, dear," she gasped with tears in her eyes, "you are funny!" She stared upward at his puzzled face. "Human beans are for Borrowers--like bread's for butter!"
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