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The Borrowers by Mary Norton
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Before you get spirited away by movie versions of this book, read it! Mary Norton's miniature main characters live under a couple floorboards and scavenge from human 'beans' for a living, a circumstance that, as you may imagine, is ripe for adventure. A cutesy fairytale it is not; rather, like the best books written for young audiences, this narrative is genuine, uncondescending, and a skillful study of human nature. Get an edition with the Beth and Joe Krush illustrations if you can. And don't stop with this first book. This is a series that only gets better with each sequel.
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