Mary Norton

English children's writer

1903   -   1992

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
language of expression: English
occupation: writer, novelist, children's writer
award received: Carnegie Medal

Kathleen Mary Norton (née Pearson, 10 December 1903 – 29 August 1992), known professionally as Mary Norton, was an English author of children's books. She is best known for The Borrowers series of low fantasy novels (1952 to 1982), which is named after its first book and, in turn, the tiny people who live secretly in the midst of contemporary human civilisation. Norton won the 1952 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising The Borrowers as the year's outstanding children's book by a British author. For the 70th anniversary of the Medal in 2007 it was named one of the top ten winning works, selected by a panel to compose the ballot for a public election of the all-time favourite. Norton's novels The Magic Bed Knob; or, How to Become a Witch in Ten Easy Lessons and Bonfires and Broomsticks were adapted into the 1971 Disney film Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
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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




Bed-Knob and Broomstick

compilation of two stories by Mary Norton

author: Mary Norton


The Borrowers

author: Mary Norton


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