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Borrowers (The Borrowers #1)
This is the classic storyread and loved by children all over the worldof Pod, Homily, and their daughter, Arrietty, who live under the kitchen floor in a quiet, half-empty house and get their livelihood by borrowing from the “human beans.” “Delectable fantasy.”Booklist...more
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Certainly they weren't looking for the shortest book I have read in terms of number of pages, right? Becau ...more
I LOVED this book. Then and now. It's so sophisticated, especially the humor and vocabulary ... It made me realize how different children's books are now. Not that they're dumbed down -- but they're so conscious of their readers' limitations. You get the sense that all of the words have to come off grade-appropriate spelling lists.
Anyway, some of this book ...more
This is a meticulous, honest book that doesn't condescend to its intended audience. The characters are all flawed, believable, ...more
I feel quite certain my mom read this to me when I was little, and that it made a big impression on me. I even remember naming one of my Barbies Egglatina! The story has has many wonderful aspects that many children will enjoy, such as the Borrowers being little people that live, hidden away, in our homes and "borrow" (steal? that is open to interpretation) things from us. If you miss a pencil, or postage stamp, and you feel quite sure you really *did* leave it *right there*--well, perh ...more
The question blindsided me, so I said, "Yes."
I had not read the Borrowers, which I had checked out the week before. But I took the book and walked over to the library lady who was shelving books. I told her I wanted to report on this book I read for summer reading.
Now in those days, library summer reading was based o ...more
It was such an imaginative story, and I can imagine that it's led many children over the years to wonder what was living in their houses with them. I especially loved that the way Mrs. May told the story of the Borrowers left the fact of their existence up to the reader. Those were my favorite kinds of stories as a kid. I went t ...more
I accepted the dare to read this again if I reached 10 subscribers on my YouTube channel. There was some consensus that I needed to give this book a fresh look.
And you were absolutely right - I really, truly enjoyed this book. I think I was too young too appreciate the somewhat vague and British style when i first skimmed through this years ago....but I found it utterly delightful this time.
I still found Homily a little aggra ...more
L'atmosfera di inizio novecento che si respira aiuta tantissimo a differenziarlo dal film, consentendo di godere appieno della lettura senza pensare costantemente alla sua trasposizione.
Gli Sgraffignoli e il loro mondo "sotto il pavimento", con il loro reinventare i nostri oggetti di uso quotidiano, reinterpretandoli alla luce delle loro ridotte dimensioni.
Ma anche la l ...more
Adaptation of the children's classic following the adventures of the tiny Clock family. Stars Clare Corbett.
In many stories we talk about the power or genius coming from specific characters, events or actions. In Narnia we love Aslan and the story arc and values the inspire greatness ...more
2. The Clock family are borrowers, a rare and tiny people, that live at the bottom of a grandfather clock. They must borrow things from average size humans, which makes things difficult for them. The struggles they face are large and life threatening, but they are determined to persevere.
3. A- This is an accurate example of a fantasy, but the real life setting makes it relatable for readers.
B- I love this story because of the details and thought provoking setting. It forces readers t ...more
Näin lyhyestä kertomuksesta ei voi kyllä paljon sanoa, sillä seikkailu ei ehtinyt alkaakaan, kun sivut jo loppuivat. Harmi. Arietta v ...more
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"Except from human beings," said the boy.
Arrietty burst out laughing; she laughed so much that she had to hide her face in the primrose. "Oh dear," she gasped with tears in her eyes, "you are funny!" She stared upward at his puzzled face. "Human beans are for Borrowers - like bread's for butter!”