Together in one handsome hardcover volume that's perfect for gift giving, here are complete versions of Mary Norton’s five beloved bestselling books about the tiny, stouthearted Borrowers.
Put this volume into the hands of little readers—or of any reader who delights in classic adventure. Includes complete editions of The Borrowers, The Borrowers Afield, The Borrowers Afloat, The Borrowers Aloft, and The Borrowers Avenged. This volume include the original charming black-and-white illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush. Over 1,100 pages of Borrowers reading pleasure!
A enchanting and enduring children's classic, The Borrowers is the award-winning tale of three tiny people who are big heroes. The Clock family—Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty—are tiny people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an English manor. All their minuscule home furnishings, from postage stamp paintings to champagne cork chairs, are “borrowed” from the “human beans” who tromp around loudly above them. All is well until Pod is spotted upstairs by a human boy! Can the Clocks stay nested safely in their beloved hidden home, or will they be forced to flee?
The four subsequent books are equally charming and appealing, perfect for independent readers as well as shared reading with younger children.
The Borrowers Afield: Driven from their home in the big house, Pod, Homily, and Arrietty take up life in a boot.
The Borrowers Afloat: 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
The Borrowers Aloft: Imprisoned in an attic by a greedy couple who want to use them as performers, the Borrowers escape by balloon.
The Borrowers Avenged: Pod, Homily, and Arrietty escape from the Platters’ attic and set off to an old rectory to begin life anew.
Mary Norton (1903-1992) lived in England, where she was an actress, playwright, and award-winning author of the classic Borrowers novels.
Praise for The Borrowers: Winner of the Carnegie Medal "A book that begs to be shared."--The Horn Book "The magic and charm of the writing convince children and grown-ups, too, that Borrowers really do exist."--School Library Journal Praise for The BorrowersAfield: "Readers who found Mary Norton's The Borrowers just about perfect may approach this one with the nervous premonition that it couldn't possibly be as good. It is, though--and in some ways even better" --The New York Times Book Review "This book, like its predecessor, is a lovely thing. . . . The Borrowers are fascinating not just because they are tiny creatures in a large world, but because they are people." --The Horn Book Praise for The Borrowers Afloat: "It is not mere extravagance that has prompted comparisons of these books with The Wind in the Willows and Alice in Wonderland, for like the truly great writers of fantasy, Mary Norton is truly original."--The New York Times Book Review Praise for The BorrowersAloft: "Mary Norton has a priceless gift. She can view humans through the eyes of tiny folks and tiny folks through human eyes, and make both believable." --Chicago Tribune Praise for The Borrowers Avenged: "Like her Borrowers the author is resourceful, inventive, and patient; her imaginative vitality is limited only by her impeccable sense of logic, and the fantasy continues to be totally real and totally acceptable." --The Horn Book —