The Borrowers

By Mary Norton

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Publish Date: 1952

Children’s book.

The Borrowers live in quiet, hidden places in old houses, behind the mantelpiece, inside the harpsichord, under the kitchen clock. They don’t own anything and borrow from humans. But girls are not supposed to go borrowing, and when Arrietty’s father breaks the rules, something surprising happens: she makes friends with the human boy living in the house…