The Borrowers live in the secret places of quiet old houses; behind the mantelpiece, inside the harpsichord, under the kitchen clock. They own nothing, borrow everything, and think that human beings were invented just to do the dirty work. Arrietty's father, Pod, was an expert Borrower. He could scale curtains using a hatpin, and bring back a doll ...Read MoreThe Borrowers live in the secret places of quiet old houses; behind the mantelpiece, inside the harpsichord, under the kitchen clock. They own nothing, borrow everything, and think that human beings were invented just to do the dirty work. Arrietty's father, Pod, was an expert Borrower. He could scale curtains using a hatpin, and bring back a doll's teacup without breaking it. Girls weren't supposed to go borrowing but as Arrietty was an only child her father broke the rule, and then something happened which changed their lives. She made friends with the human boy living in the house...Read Less
Stanley, Diana. Very Good. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Pictorial card covers, 153pp, b/w illus. Minor rubbing, creasing to covers, inside has light age tanning to page edges, gift inscr to h/title page, else square & tight. When you can't find some little thing in the house, it has probably been appropriated by the Borrowers living under your floorboards! !
Used-Good. This book has been previously used but is in good, tight condition. The book does not show much wear and is clean with no damage to the pages. There may be some slight markings on the cover. Remember, we have a money back guarantee on all our books.
Fair. 0140384154 Name to first inner page. Small amount of damage to first inner page where a sticker has been removed. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine is faded. Some page discolouration and creasing/wear to the cover. Re-Read is a social enterprise-giving unloved books a new life. Our aim is to re-use, re-distribute or re-cycle books so that we reduce waste and make a difference to literacy, educational achievement or quality of life in our local area. All overseas shipping is by Air Mail.
Stanley, Diana. Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 160 p. Illustrations. Intended for a juvenile audience.
Thorndike Press, Waterville, ME
Large type / large print.
I read this book as a child and thoroughly enjoyed it! My memory must be playing tricks---I went through the entire book waiting for the good stuff---but never got there! I think the problem is, that by today's standards this is a very tame story. Kids see rougher stuff than this in their computer games, or the six o'clock news.
Sep 3, 2007
Excellent for a "Read Aloud"
I used this book for "Read Aloud" time right after my 4th graders came back from lunch and they loved it!! Everyday we read a chapter and they were truly excited to hear about the adventures of the little people and speculating on what was going to happen next. Some of the items used for furniture or drinking mentioned in the book (such as thimbles) needed to be explained but that added to their understanding of just how big the characters were in the book. I would recommend it to read to any students or add to your library for them to read alone.
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