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Mary Norton (1) (1903–1992)

Auteur de Chapardeurs (Les)

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30+ oeuvres 19,712 utilisateurs 232 critiques 2 Favoris

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Œuvres de Mary Norton

Chapardeurs (Les) (1952) 8,426 exemplaires
The Borrowers Afloat (1959) 2,467 exemplaires
The Borrowers Afield (1955) 2,456 exemplaires
The Borrowers Avenged (1982) 1,518 exemplaires
The Borrowers Aloft (1961) 1,512 exemplaires
Are All the Giants Dead? (1975) 255 exemplaires
Borrowers Collection (1997) 151 exemplaires
The Borrowers Omnibus (1970) 62 exemplaires
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) 46 exemplaires
The Bread and Butter Stories (1998) 44 exemplaires
The Magic Bed-Knob (1943) 41 exemplaires

Oeuvres associées

Bedknobs and Broomsticks [1971 film] (1971) — Original book — 431 exemplaires
Poems of Childhood (1896) — Illustrateur, quelques éditions309 exemplaires
Arrietty [2010 film] (2010) — Original book — 233 exemplaires
The Young Folks' Shelf of Books, Volume 03: Magic in the Air (1962) — Contributeur — 163 exemplaires
Le Petit monde des Borrowers (The Borrowers) (1997) — Original book — 72 exemplaires
Over the Rainbow Tales of Fantasy and Imagination (1983) — Contributeur — 62 exemplaires
A Golden Land (1958) — Contributeur — 42 exemplaires
The Best of Both Worlds: An Anthology of Stories for All Ages (1968) — Contributeur — 25 exemplaires
The Borrowers: Series 1 [1992 TV mini series] (1992) — Original book — 17 exemplaires
Chosen for Children (1957) — Contributeur — 5 exemplaires
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 5, January 1976 (1976) — Contributeur — 3 exemplaires
The Borrowers [2011 TV movie] (2011) — Original book — 2 exemplaires


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#vacationread No 3: THE BORROWERS by Mary Norton, illustrated by Beth & Joe Krusch, from Clarion Books

THE BORROWERS is one of those children’s classics that I seem to have missed as a kid myself, and when it popped up on one of @greenhandbooks posts, I ordered a copy and I’m so glad I did! Mary Norton’s tale of tiny people that live in the walls and under the floors of houses and “borrow” our everyday items to make their homes with is positively charming.

Pod, Homily, and their daughter, Arrietty, the Clock family, live their quiet, routine lives under the floor of the kitchen of an English manor. They spend their days like anyone else, except for their size and their need to borrow our everyday items to furnish their minuscule home. When Pod is ‘seen’ by a young human boy, it sets in motion a series of events that lead to the Clocks doing everything they can to keep their secretive home.

This is a quick read with four follow-ups that continue the story of the Clocks, and I’ll be checking those out. I’m almost glad that I came to these as an adult, because I’m not sure I would have enjoyed all the nuances of the story as a kid. So, if you’re an adult and you’ve never read this, give it a try; it’s clever enough to keep adults amused.

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tapestry100 | 125 autres critiques | Apr 15, 2024 |
I'm going to start my review with a digression. Often parents will ask children's librarians some form of this question: "Can you help me find books for my second grader who reads at an eighth grade level?" What they want is something challenging, but not too mature. Most times, I point these parents towards classics. Children's books written before, say, 1960 (if they're still in print) tend to be wholesome and full of unfamiliar words and complex sentence structures. So, bingo! There you have it. (I will also tell parents that just because their kid reads at an eighth level, doesn't mean they shouldn't be reading good books for second graders.)

The Borrowers definitely falls into this wholesome/challenging classics genre. I chose it for my middle grade book club this summer because it matches our theme (Dig Into Reading!) and because I have some smart cookies in the group and I want to see if they enjoy a book with a very different kind of appeal than most of the books I pick (our other books this summer were [b:Holes|38709|Holes (Holes, #1)|Louis Sachar||1679789] and [b:Gregor the Overlander|262430|Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, #1)|Suzanne Collins||524491]).

Though I shouldn't have been, I was surprised at how deep this book was. I especially liked this exchange (from page 84 of my copy):

"...Borrower's don't steal."
"Except from human beings," said the boy.
Arrietty burst out laughing; she laughed so much that she had to hide her face in the primrose. "Oh dear," she gasped with tears in her eyes, "you are funny!" She stared upward at his puzzled face. "Human beans are for Borrowers - like bread's for butter!"

This is an amazing lesson on perspective. Still, I only gave the book three stars because I didn't fall in love with it. I enjoyed it, and was impressed by it, but it didn't have the magic for me. Maybe because I'm a grown-up and I never read it as a child.
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LibrarianDest | 125 autres critiques | Jan 3, 2024 |
Uprooted once again, the little people journey down a drain, live briefly in a teakettle, and are swept away in a flood.
PlumfieldCH | 14 autres critiques | Dec 9, 2023 |


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