The Borrowers kindle Î Paperback ↠ mary norton

kindle The Borrowers

The Borrowers kindle Î Paperback ↠ mary norton ↠ Beneath the kitchen floor is the world of the Borrowers Pod and Homily Clock and their daughter Arrietty In their tiny home matchboxes double as roomy dressers and postage stamps hang on the walls like paintings Whatever the Clocks need they simply borrow from the human bBeneath the kitchen floor is the world of the Borrowers Pod and Homily Clock and their daughter Arrietty In their tiny home matchboxes double as roomy dressers and postage stamps hang on the walls like I've had this book on my shelves for a few years but I only got around to reading it after watching Studio Ghibli's gorgeous adaptation 'The Secret World Of Arietty' I wasn't sure what to expect but what I got was a tougher tender novel than its premise little people who live underfoot and steal everything they need from human beings necessarily suggested This is a meticulous honest book that doesn't condescend to its intended audience The characters are all flawed believable even endearing with one exception The miniature world of the borrowers is described in creative convincing detail The borrowers are very small people; their little hidey holes are scaled down to their own size and its only when Arietty goes on an expedition into the outside world with her father that she realises how small they really are 'Swiftly he ran as a mouse runs or a blown dry leaf and suddenly she saw him as 'small' But she told herself 'He isn't small he's half a head taller than mother'Arietty's first encounter with the little boy who has come to stay in the house is brilliant; it's both a meeting between two children and between creatures from worlds that are alien to each other Her mother's reaction when the boy pries open the roof of their tiny house is another piece of fine writing 'Homily screamed then But this time it was a real scream loud and shrill and hearty; she seemed almost to settle down in her scream while her eyes stared up half interested into empty lighted space'This is a well written imaginative and moving novel by any standards Writing for young readers and I imagine that this book's natural audience would be between Arietty's age 14 and the human boy's 10 doesn't have to be a matter of writing down and this is a good example of how to get it right

Mary Norton ↠ The Borrowers kindle

Paintings Whatever the Clocks need they simply borrow from the human beans who live above them It's a comfortable life but boring if you're a kid Only Pod is allowed to venture into the house above be The Borrowers originally written in the 1950's was the basis for the 2010 Studio Ghibli film The Secret World of Arrietty While by first appearances it's just a simple little fairy tale The Borrowers offers a whimsical often unexpected perspective and a fascinating look at everyday objects through the eyes of the book's tiny inhabitants not to mention it's a great story of a friendship between two seemingly very different charactersThis book follows a small family of tiny people mostly Arrietty who has nobody else her age around to play with and as such she is often bored It's also considered dangerous for her kind to interact with human beans although many of Arrietty's belongings come from borrowing or rather stealing small objects from humans that nobody would typically miss Arrietty befriends a human boy about her age and through their conversations they find that in spite of their differences they have a lot in common after allNorton's writing style is a lot of fun with some wit and humour thrown in here and there that even adult readers can appreciate It's also timeless with themes and ideas that still haven't gone out of style and the differing perceptions of small ordinary objects made an interesting subject to consider I really liked The Borrowers especially the scenery and dialogue

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The BorrowersCause the danger of being seen by a human is too great Borrowers who are seen by humans are never seen again Yet Arrietty won't listen There is a human boy up there and Arrietty is desperate for a frie More than just loving the story in this book I liked the idea of it You had people that were smaller than a child being intelligent and resourceful and they were taken seriously What child wouldn't love that? Plus little people who make furniture out of buttons and thimbles it's just too cute