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Novels Featuring Miniature People

Any story that involves life-sized people interacting with fictitiously small, thinking peoples with language and culture on a par with humans, if not derived from humanity themselves. Examples: The Indian in the Cupboard, The Littles, Honey I Shrunk the Kids.
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message 1: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Aug 08, 2012 06:34AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Dwarfs? Elves? Hobbits? (All smaller than humans but similar to/on par with them ...)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I couldn't tell; so I only went for the smallest - the Lilliputians, Borrowers, etc.


message 3: by Diana (new)

Diana Hey there! I made this list because I love stories of little people interacting with objects made for larger people (e.g. Thumbelina's cot is a walnut shell and the Borrowers use thimbles for cups and live in walls) and was hoping the Goodreads community would add some similar stories as recommendations.

I also like to read authors' imaginings of their culture, as well as the lengths they sometimes go to to avoid humans since we are giants in their eyes. Of course as a child I used to make-believe Borrowers and fairies existed somewhere in my house and garden, stealing CDs and my sister's hairbrushes (she was always losing them) in the former case and sprinkling dew or painting the spots on mushrooms in the latter. I'd like to honor that magic of imagining a secret, unnoticed world among us, in which case I suppose a few fairy stories would not be out of place!


message 4: by Carl (new)

Carl The best books about shrinking, the trilogy by Lyndsay Gutteridge.
Brilliant stories.
My tribute to these books is "The man in the Kitchen"
Love books about miniature people, adult book thrillers especially.
Surprised Gutteridge is not on this list
Look em up!


message 5: by SBC (new)

SBC @Carl, I have added the Gutteridge books. They look interesting!


message 6: by Carl (new)

Carl They are the best of this kind, a quirky little trilogy.
The Micronauts by Gordon Williams are good also.
Enjoy
let me know your thoughts

Carl


message 7: by Capn (new)

Capn Loretta Mason Potts's cover appears to qualify it, but I haven't found any reviews or summaries which mention a size difference...


message 8: by Capn (new)

Capn I have maxed out my 100 votes - here is another that deserves to be added to this list!

In the Land of Talking Trees: A Fantasy
"While serving in New Guinea Private Dusty is cut off from his unit and is rescued by the Jambies, a group of little people not more than six inches high."


message 9: by Capn (new)

Capn Also, Mopsa The Fairy -
Jack goes on a walk with his nurse and baby sister and discovers a fairy nest in a hollow thorn tree. From there he is transported into the fairies' world, where he meets Mopsa.


message 10: by Capn (new)

Capn Adventures by Leaf Light and Other Stories
A little girl who spends much of her time in the garden soon begins to notice a whole other world peopled with tiny creatures and becomes involved in their activities.


message 11: by Becca (last edited Mar 03, 2022 07:03AM) (new)

Becca Capn wrote: "I have maxed out my 100 votes - here is another that deserves to be added to this list!

In the Land of Talking Trees: A Fantasy


I've now added this one, plus Mopsa the Fairy and Adventures by Leaf Light!


message 12: by Capn (new)

Capn Oh, thanks, Becca! :)


message 13: by Carl (new)

Carl forgot about MICRO by Michael Crichton, another ok story in this genre,


message 14: by Capn (last edited Mar 30, 2022 11:29AM) (new)

Capn I found this book: Adventures of Brald with the following description:
Brald crawls into a root beer bottle and finds himself in the kingdom of Glent where he meets up with some interesting people and has many surprising adventures.

I cannot find ANYTHING else about this book (whether or not Brald is a humanoid, for example!) or a cover.

0533041929 9780533041923

Vantage, 1980, 137 pages


message 15: by Capn (new)

Capn I found another - The Littlebits & A Collection of the Littlebit Family Stories

Adorable looking book! Can see dustjacket on Amazon, etc. Little family, toadstool house, mini horses and wagon


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Capn Peter's Adventures in Blueberry Land - "While searching for berries in the woods, Peter meets the king of blueberry land who makes him tiny and takes him off to play with the blueberry boys and lingonberry girls."


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Capn The Tiny Man - "The setting is the seashore. There's a tiny wooden man, two children, an old sea captain, and seagulls crying in the blue sky above the salt sea. The ingredients combine to make a rare, if-only-that-would-happen-to-me, kind of story". (1955)


message 18: by Capn (last edited May 21, 2022 08:34AM) (new)

Capn By Rowan and Yew - about the Hidden Folk, "one hand high". :) 2021.

And preceding that (I think): By Ash, Oak and Thorn


message 19: by Capn (new)

Capn Another unlisted:

The Very Little Princess: Zoey's Story
Regina is only 3-1/4 inches tall, but she knows from the moment she wakes up in her dollhouse bed that she is a princess. Why else would she have such a lovely pink gown? Why else would she have such golden hair and flawless skin? And why else would she have a four-foot, curly-haired human creature to wait on her? Meanwhile Zoey, that four-foot, curly-haired creature, has always dreamed that someday one of her dolls would come alive. But in her dreams, the doll never ordered her around. The doll didn’t call her a servant. And the doll was a whole lot nicer!


message 20: by Capn (new)

Capn Whistle Bright Magic another (fairies, technically)


message 21: by Capn (new)

Capn I swear, I'm not even searching FOR this topic. Loads of books. Like this, too:
The Story of Teeny Tiny Tammy


message 22: by Capn (new)

Capn A Summertime Song A little girl is invited to a frog's birthday party, and shrinks to size when she wears the paper hat and steps into a moonbeam.


message 23: by Capn (new)

Capn The Door in the Hill: A Very Magical Fantasy Turnipins, living under the hills of England


message 24: by Capn (new)

Capn A Present from a Bird - To repay the poor Bimble family for their kindness, the queen of the birds lays a gigantic egg for which the Bimbles find many uses. (Picture Book, 60s or 70s)


message 25: by Capn (new)

Capn Hannah Dreaming - Hannah shrinks until she is 16 inches tall and enters an exhibition of dolls in a museum.


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