The Borrowers

Style: Good

Attitude: Positive

Cover of The Borrowers

Author: Mary Norton

Age Range: Children

Period: Early 20th C

Genres:  ClassicFamilyFantasy


Pod, Homily and Arriety Clock live under the floorboards of a house, borrowing from the humans to clothe, furnish and feed themselves. They are seen by a boy who befriends them, but discovered by the less friendly housekeeper, and are forced to flee the house.


A lighthearted children's story, portraying matter-of-factly the Borrowers: Pod, the protective father, Homily the houseproud mother, and Arriety the teenager yearning to go outside.

Tuesday 1st January 2002