Mary Norton

An enchanting and enduring children’s classic, The Borrowers is the award-winning tale of three tiny people who are big heroes. The Clock family—Homily, Pod, and Arrietty, 14 years old—is very small. They live under the kitchen floor of an English manor. All of their tiny furniture, like postage stamp paintings and champagne cork chairs, is “borrowed” from the “human beans” who walk around above them and make a lot of noise. Everything is fine until a human boy sees Pod upstairs. Will the Clocks be able to stay safe in their favorite secret home, or will they have to leave?