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Mary Norton (1) (1903–1992)

Autor/a de The Borrowers

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Obres de Mary Norton

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The Borrowers: Series 1 [1992 TV mini series] (1992) — Original book — 17 exemplars
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Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Norton, Mary
Nom oficial
Norton, Kathleen Mary
Altres noms
Pearson, Kathleen Mary (birth)
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
St Nectan's Churchyard, Hartland, Devon, England, UK
País (per posar en el mapa)
England, UK
Lloc de naixement
London, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
Bideford, Devon, England, UK
Causa de la mort
Llocs de residència
Hartland, Devon, England, UK
children's book author
British War Office
British Purchasing Commission
Premis i honors
Carnegie Medal (1952)
Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (1960)



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?
PlumfieldCH | Hi ha 122 ressenyes més | Dec 7, 2023 |
A Book From Your Childhood

Although I have no specific memories of it, I know that I read The Borrowers when I was younger. I'm certain my younger self enjoyed this whimsical tale of miniature people living within the walls and under the floorboards of an English estate, borrowing food and clothing and brick-a-brac from the humans above. The people who exist for the Borrowers' convenience. What's interesting in rereading it as an adult is to see adult themes subtly introduced and know that many of the novel's finer points were probably lost on me. That the mild feminism displayed in Homily's admonition of her husband, Pod, that if he had a son he would have already taken him borrowing (after he refuses to consider taking his daughter) was lost on my adolescent innocence. That the personalities introduced, the shrewish Mrs Driver, the not-so-dotty Great Aunt Sophy, the Boy and especially the narrator's unnamed brother entertained me without necessarily causing me to think too hard about the way the world works.

Seventy-plus years afters its publication, The Borrowers is still a great book both for children to read and adults to revisit (or read for the first time, if you've never had the pleasure).
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skavlanj | Hi ha 122 ressenyes més | Sep 24, 2023 |
Pod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock - the family of tiny Borrowers - think they have at last found an ideal home. They've moved into a house in a miniature village built as a hobby by a retired railroad man. The village is just the perfect size for Borrowers, and after the hardships they've faced, the Clocks gratefully settle into the luxury of having a "proper" house. The easy life makes them careless.

Or rather, it makes Arrietty careless. She befriends a "human bean, " and the next thing Arrietty knows, she and her family have been kidnapped. Their captors are a greedy married couple, called the Platters, who have big plans for the little people. They have created their own miniature village in a glass case and plan to imprison the Borrowers within - like animals in a zoo - for the rest of their lives.… (més)
PlumfieldCH | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Sep 21, 2023 |
Mary Norton's low fantasy about witchcraft and time travel features the usual terribly proper children off having smashing adventures in between tea times (in other words, it's British) thanks to a witchy neighbour and a magical bed knob. The action trundles along, helped in part by a slew of playful ink drawings (can you spot the black cat?!), and the "happily ever after" ending arrives with a rather poignant twist. Great bedtime reading for the tykes but not quite engaging enough for adults wishing to reconnect with children's literature.… (més)
NurseBob | Hi ha 31 ressenyes més | Sep 7, 2023 |


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