The Borrowers—Homily, Pod, and Arrietty Clock—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?
The Borrowers is the third of five literature books studied in The Treasure Trove of Literature, Level 2. This beloved children's novel provides the opportunity to explore character, point of view, and perspective.
A 1952 Carnegie Medal Winner. Illustrated. Softcover. 180 pgs. 6"x9"
This title is a recommended core text in CHC Lesson Plans for Fifth Grade.