The Borrowers

The Borrowers is a children's fantasy novel by the English author Mary Norton, published by Dent in 1952. It features a family of tiny people who live secretly in the walls and floors of an English house and "borrow" from the big people in order to survive. The Borrowers also refers to the series of five novels including The Borrowers and four sequels that feature the same family after they leave "their" house.The Borrowers won the 1952 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's outstanding children's book by a British author. In the 70th anniversary celebration of the medal in 2007 it was named one of the top ten Medal-winning works, selected by a panel to compose the ballot for a public election of the all-time favourite.Harcourt, Brace and Company published it in the U.S. in 1953 with illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush. It was also published in four parts, with illustrations by Erik Blegvad, during the summer of 1953 (June, July, August, September) in Woman's Day magazine. There have been several adaptations of The Borrowers in television and film.
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language: British English
date of publication: 1952
genre: children's novel, speculative fiction novel
narrative location: England

The Borrowers

British children's novel, 1952, first in the Borrowers series by Mary Norton

author: Mary Norton
illustrator: Beth and Joe Krush


The Borrowers Afield

British children's novel, 1955, second in the Borrowers series

author: Mary Norton

The Borrowers Afloat

British children's novel, 1959, third in the Borrowers series

author: Mary Norton

The Borrowers Aloft

British children's novel, 1961, fourth in the Borrowers series

author: Mary Norton


The Borrowers Avenged

British children's novel, 1982, fifth and last in the Borrowers series

author: Mary Norton
illustrator: Pauline Baynes, Beth and Joe Krush


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