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Mary Norton - Author

About the Author

Mary 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 that Mary Norton wrote. She died in 1992.

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The Complete Borrowers

The Complete Borrowers

Author: Mary Norton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

The complete collection of the classic Borrowers stories by Mary Norton. Arietty Clock isn't your typical little girl. Although she is little. Very little, in fact. She's a Borrower. She lives with her family in a large house that isn't technically theirs- it belongs to the 'human beans'. Arietty and her father, Pod, spend their days borrowing the human beans' possessions- her father is very good at borrowing. He can scale curtains using a hatpin and bring back a doll's teacup without breaking it! The Borrowers are very happy with their life and borrowing ways. Until Arietty makes friends with a boy. A human bean boy. And from that moment, danger is never far away. Can they avoid the great disaster of 'being seen'? In this complete collection, you can join Arietty on all of her adventures! The Borrowers Afield: The Clock family escape to the fields where their cousins live, but it's a long and dangerous journey. At last they find a new home and adapt to country life. The Borrowers Afloat: Homeless again, Arrietty looks forward to a life away from the dark country cottage, to one full of sunshine. The Borrowers Aloft: The family are now living in the model village of Little Fordham - a complete village tailored to their size. All they have to do is avoid being seen by the visitors, but one night the owner of a rival village comes with a cardboard box ready to catch them . . . The Borrowers Avenged: Pod, Homily and Arrietty have managed to escape with the help of Spiller. They move into the old rectory where they live happily until the Potters come looking for them. After a horrifying encounter in the church, the Potters get their just desserts and the Borrowers can live peacefully once and for all. Poor Stainless: Young Stainless, a Borrower boy, goes missing on a mission to borrow some parsley and an enormous search ensues.

The Borrowers

The Borrowers

Author: Mary Norton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/10/2017

Penguin presents for the first time the complete, unabridged audio CD of Mary Norton's The Borrowers, read by Christopher Eccleston. 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...

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Author: Mary Norton Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A beautiful hardback gift edition of Mary Norton's classic children's book BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS, comprised of two stories, THE MAGIC BEDKNOB and BONFIRES AND BROOMSTICKS. Includes artwork by Anthony Lewis and a stunning cloth-bound cover with ribbon feature. Carey, Charles and Paul are staying in the country with their aunt when they find Eglantine Price lying on the ground after an injury. The children discover that Miss Price is a witch in training, and in order to keep them quiet about her secret she makes them a magical bed-knob that allows them to travel around on the bed. And so their adventures begin...

Borrowers

Borrowers

Author: Mary Norton Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2017

Penguin presents for the first time the complete, unabridged audio edition of Mary Nortons The Borrowers, read by Christopher Eccelston. 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. Arriettys father, Pod, was an expert Borrower. He could scale curtains using a hatpin, and bring back a dolls teacup without breaking it. Girls werent 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...

The Ministry of Flowers

The Ministry of Flowers

Author: Mary Norton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/04/2017

The Borrowers

The Borrowers

Author: Mary Norton Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2016

A beautiful hardback gift edition of Mary Norton's classic children's story, THE BORROWERS, including the original artwork by Diana Stanley and a stunning cloth-bound cover with ribbon feature. Deep beneath the floorboards lives the tiny Borrower family - Pod, Homily and Arrietty Clock. Everything they have is borrowed from the humans above them; even their names are not quite their own. There is just one rule: they must never be seen. Then one day Arrietty meets the boy from above, and the family's incredible adventure begins. The perfect Christmas gift for readers young and old.

Die Borger auf dem Fluss

Die Borger auf dem Fluss

Author: Mary Norton Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2016

Die Borger sind in ihrer Art kaum von Menschen zu unterscheiden, aber winzig klein und alles, was sie besitzen, ist geborgt - sogar ihre Namen. Seit Pod, Homily und Arrietty ihr Zuhause unter den Dielen eines viktorianischen Landhauses verlassen mussten, sind sie auf der Flucht. Doch kaum haben sie Unterschlupf bei ihren Verwandten im Forsthaus gefunden, da bahnt sich auch schon die nachste Katastrophe an: Arriettys Freund Tom und dessen Grovater, die einzigen menschlichen Bewohner des Forsthauses, ziehen fort. Von wem sollen die Borger aber in Zukunft etwas borgen, wenn es keine Menschen mehr gibt? Pod, Homily und Arrietty bleibt keine Wahl: Sie mussen sich eine neue Bleibe suchen. Und die finden sie in einem alten, am Flussufer gestrandeten Wasserkessel. Schon gemutlich, vor allem, als ein Unwetter aufzieht. Dass der Fluss vor lauter Regen uber das Ufer tritt und den Wasserkessel wegspult - damit hat ja nun wirklich niemand gerechnet. Und so beginnt fur die kleinen Borger eine neue, gefahrliche Fahrt ins Ungewisse... Das dritte Abenteuer der kleinen Borger - mit marchenhaft schonen Illustrationen von Emilia Dziubak Ein Meisterwerk voller Poesie und Atmosphare - ausgezeichnet mit dem Lewis-Carroll-Shelf-Award

Borrowers

Borrowers

Author: Mary Norton Format: eBook Release Date: 18/08/2016

Penguin presents the abridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Borrowers by Mary Norton, read by Samantha Bond. Pod, Homily and Arrietty are a family of tiny people who live beneath the floor, behind the grandfather clock in the old rectory. They own nothing - everything they have is borrowed from the human beans who dont even know they exist. Arriettys father, Pod, is an expert borrower. He can scale curtains using a hatpin and bring back a dolls teacup without breaking it. Girls arent supposed to go borrowing, but as Arrietty is an only child, Pod breaks the rules. But when she is in the house borrowing, something happens which changes their lives. Arrietty makes friends with the boy upstairs.

Die Borger in den Feldern

Die Borger in den Feldern

Author: Mary Norton Format: eBook Release Date: 25/02/2016

Das zweite Abenteuer der kleinen Borger - Mit marchenhaft schonen Illustrationen von Emilia DziubakHolterdipolter mussen die kleinen Borger Pod, Homily und ihre Tochter Arrietty ihr beschaulich eingerichtetes Zuhause unter den Dielen eines viktorianischen Landhauses verlassen. Der Kammerjager ist hinter ihnen her! Wahrend Arrietty das groe Abenteuer geniet, suchen ihre Eltern fieberhaft nach einem neuen Zuhause. Auf ihrem gefahrvollen Weg zum Dachsbau in den Feldern, wo entfernte Verwandte von ihnen leben sollen, mussen die Borger sich nicht nur eine angriffslustigen Krahe stellen, sondern auch gefraige Feldmause Ratte austricksen. Groe Gefahren fur kleine Borger!Ein Meisterwerk voller Poesie und Atmosphare - ausgezeichnet mit dem Lewis Carroll Shelf-Award

Die Borger

Die Borger

Author: Mary Norton Format: eBook Release Date: 24/09/2015

Der Kinderbuchklassiker - neu und marchenhaft schon illustriert!Unter den Dielen eines alten viktorianischen Landhauses leben die letzten Borger: Pod und Homily Clock und Arrietty, ihre vierzehnjahrige Tochter. Die nur handgroen Clocks haben sich das Leben recht beschaulich und sehr geordnet eingerichtet. Sie bestreiten ihren Lebensunterhalt durch das seit Generationen gelernte Borgen: Radiergummis, Stecknadeln, Garnrollchen - all die kleinen Dinge sind ihr Beutegut. Verbotenerweise freundet Arrietty sich mit einem Menschenjungen an. Als die Haushalterin sie schlielich entdeckt und Fallen aufstellt, mussen die Clocks fliehen ...Mary Norton beschreibt ihre Helden liebevoll und ironisch- sie sind Menschen wie wir, nur viel kleiner. Mit diesem Perspektivwechsel hat Mary Norton ein Meisterwerk voller Poesie und Atmosphare geschaffen.Die atemberaubend schonen Bilder von Emilia Dziubak fangen den Zauber dieses Kinderbuchklassikers ein und machen ihn zu einem Augenschmaus fur Jung und Alt.

Borrowers Avenged (Mandarin Edition)

Borrowers Avenged (Mandarin Edition)

Author: Mary Norton Format: eBook Release Date: 25/02/2014

Pod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock's huge adventures have been thrilling children young and old for fifty years--and their appeal is as strong as ever in these handsome new paperback packages. While the original beloved interior illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush have been retained, Marla Frazee's striking cover illustrations capture these little people with a larger-than-life appeal.

Borrowers Afield (Mandarin Edition)

Borrowers Afield (Mandarin Edition)

Author: Mary Norton Format: eBook Release Date: 25/02/2014

Pod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock's huge adventures have been thrilling children young and old for fifty years--and their appeal is as strong as ever in these handsome new paperback packages. While the original beloved interior illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush have been retained, Marla Frazee's striking cover illustrations capture these little people with a larger-than-life appeal.

Borrowers Afloat (Mandarin Edition)

Borrowers Afloat (Mandarin Edition)

Author: Mary Norton Format: eBook Release Date: 25/02/2014

Pod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock's huge adventures have been thrilling children young and old for fifty years--and their appeal is as strong as ever in these handsome new paperback packages. While the original beloved interior illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush have been retained, Marla Frazee's striking cover illustrations capture these little people with a larger-than-life appeal.

Borrowers Aloft (Mandarin Edition)

Borrowers Aloft (Mandarin Edition)

Author: Mary Norton Format: eBook Release Date: 25/02/2014

Pod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock's huge adventures have been thrilling children young and old for fifty years--and their appeal is as strong as ever in these handsome new paperback packages. While the original beloved interior illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush have been retained, Marla Frazee's striking cover illustrations capture these little people with a larger-than-life appeal.

Borrowers (Mandarin Edition)

Borrowers (Mandarin Edition)

Author: Mary Norton Format: eBook Release Date: 25/02/2014

The Borrowersthe Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty, to be preciseare 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? The British author Mary Norton won the Carnegie Medal for The Borrowers in 1952, the year it was first published in England.

Borrowers (Mandarin Edition)

Borrowers (Mandarin Edition)

Author: Mary Norton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/12/2013

The Borrowersthe Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty, to be preciseare 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? The British author Mary Norton won the Carnegie Medal for The Borrowers in 1952, the year it was first published in England.

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