The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, Joe Krush, and Beth Krush

Mary Norton’s story of little people living a hidden existence among regular-sized... read more

Mary Norton’s story of little people living a hidden existence among regular-sized humans, surviving by “borrowing” their daily needs, captured the imagination and admiration of readers from the time it was first published in England in 1952. This 50 th anniversary volume is enhanced by the original British illustrations of Diana Stanley, available for the first time in a U.S. edition. A foreword by children’s literature scholar Leonard Marcus, an introductory letter by the author written in 1966, and a printing of Mary Norton’s own cover art of Arrietty and Homily Clock combine in a handsome gift edition of a classic tale. (Ages 8–12)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004

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