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Pod, Homily, and Arrietty--the miniature Borrowers--depend for their livelihood on the "human beings" whose cottage they live in. So when they discover that their humans are moving away, the Borrowers are forced to find a new home and new family to borrow from. With the help of the wild Borrower boy Spiller, they make a harrowing journey down the cottage drain in a soap dish and are soon living in a teakettle by a river. But the poor Borrowers barely have time enough to catch their breath before flood or famine or their old enemy Mild Eye sends them looking for a home once again. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 7.6 X 5.2 (inches)
Uprooted once again, the little people journey down a drain, live briefly in a teakettle, and are swept away in a flood. “As irresistible as its predecessors.”--Booklist
Mary Norton (1903-1992) lived in England, where she was an actress, playwright, and award-winning author of the classic Borrowers novels.
"Like the truly great writers of fantasy, Mary Norton is truly original and persuasive."--The New York Times Book Review
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