The Borrowers

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Penguin Books, Limited, 6 janv. 2011 - 241 pages
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The Borrowers by Mary Norton is an English classic - and now a favourite BBC TV series too! 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'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...'Beautifully written, poetic and almost always alarming, the Borrowers have something very mysterious, sad and exciting about them' - Sunday TimesMary Norton was born in 1903 and brought up in a house in Bedfordshire, which was to become the setting for The Borrowers. First published in 1952, The Borrowers was an immediate success, winning the Library Association's Carnegie Medal. There followed four more Borrowers books: The Borrowers Afield (1955), The Borrowers Afloat (1959), The Borrowers Aloft (1961) and The Borrowers Avenged (1982). Poor Stainless was the last Borrowers story Mary Norton wrote. She died in 1992.Starring Robert Sheehan, Aisling Loftus, Christopher Ecclestone, Stephen Fry and Victoria Wood, a brand-new film for the BBC of The Borrowers will be a must-watch Christmas Day special.Film directed by Tom Harper and screenplay written by Ben Vanstone.

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Review: The Borrowers (The Borrowers #1)

Avis d'utilisateur  - Rachael - Goodreads

it's not totally action filled like some books, but it does have some exitement. Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Borrowers (The Borrowers #1)

Avis d'utilisateur  - Books for Me - Linda - Goodreads

I read this one out loud to my 4 yo. He thought this one was really cool and that little people could live in the walls. :) hehe! Consulter l'avis complet

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À propos de l'auteur (2011)

Mary Norton (1903 - 1992), was born in London, the only girl in a family of five children. She was brought up in the Manor House in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, which later became the setting fof her most famous book, The Borrowers. She was educated at convent schools and, after a brief and unsuccessful time as a secretary, she became an actress. She was a member of the Old Vic Theatre Company for two years and always thought of herself more an actress than a writer. She remembered her most thrilling moment as the time she first went on stage as an understudy at the Old Vic. She gave up the theatre when she got married and went to live with her husband in Portugal. There her two sons and two daughters were born, and she began to write.

When war broke out in 1939, Mary's husband joined the Navy and she brought her children back to England via the United States - she lived there for a while waiting for a passage home. She returned to the stage in 1943. The Borrowerswas published in 1952 and won her the Carnegie Medal, the most important prize in children's fiction. The story was based on fantasies from her childhood when her short-sightedness made her aware of the teeming life in the countryside around her. C S Lewis, the author of the Narnia books, wrote to her in 1956: "May a stranger write his thanks and congratulations for 'The Borrowers' and 'The

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