The Borrowers 2-in-1

Author(s): Mary Norton

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Great value hardback edition of the first two classic Borrowers stories, 'The Borrowers' and 'The Borrowers Afield' to tie in with this year's BBC 90-minute family Christmas special.

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Great value hardback edition of the first two classic Borrowers stories, 'The Borrowers' and 'The Borrowers Afield' to tie in with this year's BBC 90-minute family Christmas special.

"As exciting as it is alarming, the story of the family living beneath the floorboard is a fun bedtime read for children aged five to nine" TELEGRAPH MAGAZINE "These stories are classics; they are fantastic to read aloud and a must-have for every child's booksehlf. This is a beautiful edition, with original illustrations from Diana Stanley and this hardback edition has a real handling pleasure ... This would be a fantastic Christmas present for a keen 7-10 year old reader. 5/5" THE BOOKBAG

Mary Norton spent much of her childhood in a late Georgian house which later became the model for Firbank Hall in 'The Borrowers'. For a year she acted at the Old Vic before getting married and going to live in Portugal. During the Second World War she was evacuated to New York and struggled to support herself and her four children while her husband was in the Navy. It was then that she began to write, and in 1945 her first childrens books, 'The Magic Bedknob' and 'Bonfires and Broomsticks' later combined in a single volume, 'Bedknob and Broomstick' was published. These were followed in 1952 by 'The Borrowers', which was awarded the Carnegie Medal, and three other titles 'The Borrowers Afield', 'The Borrowers Afloat' and 'The Borrowers Aloft'.

General Fields

  • : 9781444005813
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : November 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 31mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mary Norton
  • : Hardback
  • : 823.914
  • : 368