4 Stars Out Of 5
a fun book
April 30, 2017
I somehow missed this book growing up but at least I got a chance now to enjoy it. And I'm going to introduce it to my grandkids. Imagine a teeny family living somewhere in your house unseen, maybe more than one family, under the floor, in the attic, under the grandfather clock. The grandfather clock, that's where the clock family lives, Pod, Homily and teenage Arrietty. They "borrow" things from the human beans as they call them. Except it's more like stealing because they don't give it back. They search in the dark of night when no one is about. It was fun to read about what they use for food, to sleep in, wear and the furniture. Sometimes it's furniture from a doll house, or a matchbox or safety pins used as coat hangers. Each day is adventure to try and keep the "big people" they live above them from finding them or hearing them. But Arrietty is bored and wants to know more about the outside world. What will she find out and will she get in a mess while "out" wandering?
This is a really fun, entertaining book. A classic for elementary age children.
I purchased this book and I review every book I read.