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The Borrowers

The Borrowers are a diminutive species of people created by the author Mary Norton. In the first book 'The Borrowers', we are introduced to the Clock family, a family of tiny people who live secretly in the walls and floors of a large house and 'borrow' from the people (or human beans - as they call them) in order to survive. 

 

We read all about Pod, Homily and Arrietty's adventures and wrote our own sequels - The Borrowers at School.

 

Here is the start of Millie's:

 

The Clock family had been seen! This terrible occurrence had led to a series of unfortunate events...

 

While fleeing from their now unsafe home, the Borrowers had come across a convenient rabbit burrow, which would serve as a temporary abode.  However, after living there for a few days, they quickly realised that this was not the home for them; it was cold, damp and smelly and Homily hated it. The Clocks were desperate for a new dwelling - somewhere they could call home.

 

After weeks of searching, Pod stumbled across the perfect solution to their housing problem - a local primary school.

 

Things were looking up for the family of three! 

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