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The Borrowers Series


by Mary Norton (Author)

Book Cover for the Borrowers Series
Beneath the kitchen floor is the world of the Borrowers – Pod and Homily Clock and their daughter, Arrietty. In their tiny home, matchboxes double as roomy dressers and postage stamps hang on the walls like paintings. Whatever the Clocks need they simply "borrow" from the "human beans" who live above them. It's a comfortable life, but boring if you're a kid. Only Pod is allowed to venture into the house above, because the danger of being seen by a human is too great. Borrowers who are seen by humans are never seen again. Yet Arrietty won't listen. There is a human boy up there, and Arrietty is desperate for a friend.

Series Summary


Series: Borrowers
Tags: classics fantasy family friendship adventure
Series reading level: 7+
Books in series: 5
Should read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished

 Print series book list

Books in series order
1The Borrowers  (1952)
2The Borrowers Afield  (1954)
3The Borrowers Afloat  (1959)
4The Borrowers Aloft  (1961)
5The Borrowers Avenged  (1982)