Borrowers Aloft

Borrowers Aloft

Borrowers Series #4
by Mary Norton, Beth Krush (Illustrator), Joe Krush (Illustrator)
Publisher: Harcourt
Trade Paperback, 191 pages
Price: $7.99

Pod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock—the family of tiny Borrowers—think they have at last found an ideal home. They've moved into a house in a miniature village built as a hobby by a retired railroad man. The village is the perfect size for Borrowers, and after the hardships they've faced, the Clocks gratefully settle into the luxury of having a "proper" house. The easy life makes them careless.

Or rather, it makes Arrietty careless. She befriends a "human bean," and the next thing Arrietty knows, she and her family have been kidnapped. Their captors are a greedy married couple, called the Platters, who have big plans for the little people. They have created their own miniature village in a glass case and plan to imprison the Borrowers within—like animals in a zoo—for the rest of their lives.

Also features the short Borrowers tale Poor Stainless.

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