Week Nine of My #SummerofVintageKidLit – The Borrowers!

by | Aug 16, 2019 | Books, Reading | 1 comment

I’m excited to begin week nine of my #SummerofVintageKidLit! If you haven’t yet heard about my summer reading challenge, you can take a look at my recent blog post that has all the details.

Last week we read Happy Little Family, and you can read my quick recap in the comments of this post 🙂

This week, we’re reading Mary Norton’s “The Borrowers,” which is the first book in my reading challenge that I have actually not read before! This series comes highly recommended by one of my sisters, so I’m eager to dive in.

Here’s a summary about this book from Goodreads:

The Borrowers—the Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty, to be precise—are tiny people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country manor. All their minuscule home furnishings, from postage stamp paintings to champagne cork chairs, are “borrowed” from the “human beans” who tromp around loudly above them. All is well until Pod is spotted upstairs by a human boy! Can the Clocks stay nested safely in their beloved hidden home, or will they be forced to flee? 

Happy Reading! Feel free to discuss this book by leaving a comment below, or tweet about it using the hashtag #SummerofVintageKidLit! Or join my Facebook group to be alerted of all the latest posts.

1 Comment

  1. Anna Rose Johnson

    UPDATE 8/23

    I so enjoyed discovering this book for the very first time! It was a lovely fast-paced read, full of humor and adventure and fun dialogue. A definite five-star book! I was hoping to find a few more favorite vintage kid’s books this summer, and I’m glad I added this to my list.

    My favorite elements, I think, were the mysteriousness of Mrs. May’s story, the different families of Borrowers who lived in various nooks and crannies in the old Victorian house, and the ambiguous ending. I also appreciated the fact that the book was British, which I never knew before!


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