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The Borrowers

by Mary Norton
Illustrated by Diana Stanley

Published by Harcourt, 2003
148 pages
ISBN: 0-15-204928-2

Ages 8 - 12

Mary Norton's story of little people living a hidden existence among regular-sized humans, surviving by "borrowing" their daily needs, captured the imagination and admiration of readers from the time it was first published in England in 1952. This 50th anniversary volume is enhanced by the original British illustrations of Diana Stanley, available for the first time in a U.S. edition. A foreword by children's literature scholar Leonard Marcus, an introductory letter by the author written in 1966, and a printing of Mary Norton's own cover art of Arrietty and Homily Clock combine in a handsome gift edition of a classic tale. CCBC categories: New Editions of Old Favorites; Fiction for Children.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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