The Borrowers Afloat

The Borrowers Afloat Pod Homily and Arrietty Clock the miniature Borrowers depend for their livelihood on the human beans whose cottage they live in So when they discover that their humans are moving away the Borrowers

Pod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock the miniature Borrowers depend for their livelihood on the human beans whose cottage they live in So when they discover that their humans are moving away, the Borrowers are forced to find a new home and a new family to borrow from With the help of the wild Borrower boy Spiller, they make a harrowing journey down the cottage drain iPod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock the miniature Borrowers depend for their livelihood on the human beans whose cottage they live in So when they discover that their humans are moving away, the Borrowers are forced to find a new home and a new family to borrow from With the help of the wild Borrower boy Spiller, they make a harrowing journey down the cottage drain in a soap dish and are soon living in a teakettle by a river But the poor Borrowers barely have time enough to catch their breath before flood or famine or their old enemy Milk Eye sends them looking for a home once again.

  • Æ The Borrowers Afloat ✓ Mary Norton Beth Krush Joe Krush
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The Borrowers Afloat

  1. Mary Norton n e Pearson was an English children s author She was the daughter of a physician, and was raised in a Georgian house at the end of the High Street in Leighton Buzzard The house now consists of part of Leighton Middle School, known within the school as The Old House, and was reportedly the setting of her novel The Borrowers She married Robert C Norton in 1927 and had four children, 2 boys and 2 girls Her second husband was Lionel Boncey, who she married in 1970 She began working for the War Office in 1940 before the family moved temporarily to the United States.She began writing while working for the British Purchasing Commission in New York during the Second World War Her first book was The Magic Bed Knob or, How to Become a Witch in Ten Easy Lessons published in 1943, which, together with the sequel Bonfires and Broomsticks, became the basis for the Disney film Bedknobs and Broomsticks.Mary Norton died of a stroke in Devon, England in 1992.

120 Reply to “The Borrowers Afloat”

  1. One of my favorite books as a child holds up some fifty years later I am so enchanted by the miniature Borrowers who make do with the things that humans lose.

  2. Installment 3 of the Borrowers saga was, for my money, the strongest Spiller comes into his own here, and he s quite the taciturn but romantic hero Arrietty may possibly learn a thing or two in this novel,though it s arguable, as she continues with the talking to humans at every opportunity Pod s a resourceful if staid old gentleman Homily drives me mad with her panics and her flighty girly taking on.

  3. Mary Norton does peril very well In this installment, we also get to see the family acting as a strong, calm unit, despite that peril I m deeply impressed by these books as I reread them Few children s books surpass them in writing quality, plot, and characterization.

  4. The third in The Borrowers series of books, The Borrowers Afloat sees Pod, Homily and Arrietty living in blighted conditions with their relatives in a run down cottage that is soon to be left empty because Tom, Arrietty s Human friend, is going to live with his uncle The Borrower family then make the decision to set out for the much spoken of Little Fordham, a model village that lies at the end of a dangerous river With the help of Spiller and his broken kettle, the Borrowers flee their weasel h [...]

  5. In the third book of The Borrowers series, the family takes to the water At the end of The Borrowers Afield, Pod, Homily, and their daughter Arrietty finally arrived at the cottage where Uncle Hendreary and his family lived Their dwelling was between the walls behind the fireplace in the cottage of the gamekeeper for the Big House.Initially they were all relieved to have found shelter and safety, but in this story it soon became apparent that being dependent on relatives and in very cramped quar [...]

  6. And now my annual relaxing dip into The Borrowers series Rereading the books now, as an adult living with an infant to whom I may someday read them, I do understand why they re no longer popular with youthful folk For one, compared to your best selling teenage fantasy series about wizards, vampire lovers, and the zombie apocalypse, they re rather boring I mean, the book is essentially a comedy of the manners of the pint sized bourgeoisie For another, the characters are so fussy Fortunately, in t [...]

  7. I am currently working my way through the whole series of The Borrowers and this is the third out of five books In this book Arrietty and her family are living with Aunt Lupy and her family in a gamekeepers cottage However the family dont really like this arrangement and then the humans decide to move out so it could be fatal for all the borrowers with all those mouths to feed So the three borrowers leave in the middle of the night with there friend Spiller who always turns up at the right momen [...]

  8. Nothing much really happens in this instalment having found the Hendrearies, they or less have to turn around and leave again Having done that, they decide to go to a mythical to Borrowers model village, where they ll be safe A sort of paradise, for them And while they wait for Spiller to take them there, they get carried off in the current, in his kettle home, and have a run in with an old enemy.Definitely not my favourite of the series Arriety doesn t do much, and we see little of Kate or Mrs [...]

  9. The borrowers Afloat is a book written by, Mary Norton This book is about a family that that is little Each person in this family is smaller than your pinky They set off on a journey to find a new home After being seen by humans they had to find a new home Many adventurous things happened as they were traveling I liked this book because it was interesting You should read this book because it is exciting and adventurous It takes your mind to new places If you were one of the borrowers you could d [...]

  10. Okayy waktunya membaca buku ke 3 dari seri The Borrowers, sebenernya udah rada2 lupa sih, haha karena gua bacanya seri ke 2 dulu terus buku pertama baru sekarang baca yang ke 3.Mudah2an ceritanya masih bagus I ll update later when I have finished reading the book D

  11. I didn t enjoy The Borrowers Afloat as much as the earlier two, probably because Arrietty wasn t as active and creative as in the two first parts I still enjoy Mary Nortons writing a lot though and I m looking forward to part four.

  12. What the Five Year Old thought I liked that they were floating in a kettle for a little bit, and that the gypsy got caught.

  13. It was good, but it talked too much about Mild Eye and too little about Spiller He did save the Borrowers lives,you know But it did have a good plot line.

  14. The BorrowersA very unique series of storiesexciting and riveting in all their adventureskes me want to leave things around to be borrowed

  15. I d say this is the most fast moving Borrowers book, in which I enjoyed It was also suspenseful in my opinion and overall very enjoyable.

  16. Four stars because I m a bit old for these books, but they are cute and still fun to read If you like the Littles, you ll like the Borrowers series.

  17. This book follows the borrowers as they continue their journey to find a new home to live in I love this story and the continuation of it.

  18. Just had to reread one of my favorites from Childhood Is there anything fun than imagining tiny people using all your lost bobby pins, coins, breadcrumbs, and so forth

  19. The third installment in the Borrowers is a travel novel, following as they search for a new home The adventures are too few and far between My kids got bored with it.

  20. The summary for this book is inaccurate for one thing, the Gypsy villain is named MILD Eye, not Milk Eye It is, however, correct to identify this as the third book in the Borrowers series First was The Borrowers, second The Borrowers Afield Then this book, and next The Borrowers Aloft This is the Odyssey Harcourt Young Readers version, a trade paperback, first published in 1998 The first edition of the title was published in 1959 This edition is illustrated by Beth and Joe Krush.This volume begi [...]

  21. I was rightMs Norton fell into the trap of old fashioned serial fiction when she wrote The Borrowers This third volume is very much a transitional episode, which begins with a rehash of the last chapter of Volume Twowell I say rehash today we would call it cut and paste Which profoundly annoyed me It s bad enough to consistently leave the readers hanging at the end of every volume I cannot say book , but to start by filling a few pages with the previous ending is just poor writing Where was the [...]

  22. This is the third book in the series The biggest let down was that the beginning of the second chapter was almost word for word of the last chapter of the previous book I found it distracting and a bit annoyingd even alarming, to some degree, as I don t agree that an author should do this It s fine to remind the reader of what s gone before, but to literally copy and paste such a large section of text is not acceptable in my opinion However, once I got passed that bit I was happy to settle back [...]

  23. We were introduced to Arrietty several years ago through the exceptional anime film, so when I happened upon an old copy of this third book in the series, we decided to give it a try.My ten year old readee enjoyed hearing this as a bedtime story over a couple of weeks, staying engaged, relating to the characters, asking questions about their circumstances The idea of these Barbie sized people trying to live secretly off of our discards is sheer brilliance and irresistible to a child As another r [...]

  24. There s no place like home, unless it is someone else s home Of course, other people s homes are a borrower s normal habitat, but when it is necessary to move in with other borrowers, though they be relatives, even the most congenial of situations can lead to strained relations What is remarkable about the borrower books is how true Mary Norton keeps to her characters whether she they are in the midst of socially awkward situations, or are caught up in the ferocity of nature, or are in danger of [...]

  25. I bought this and Aloft in an op shop in Opunake, Taranaki When you re on holiday, and away from the things that comfort you, finding an old friend like a favourite book can be very satisfying We went back to the motel and I had a bubble bath and a good read, listening to the blackbird next door singing out the day I wouldn t swap that sort of experience with all the money in the world.What a lovely book, I d forgotten how much I love The Borrowers The language is just delightful There s a certa [...]

  26. This Was A Little Bit Dull In Comparison To Other Borrowers Books 1, 2.But still Imagination Of Mary Norton Is Very Much Praisable I Think She Herself Becomes A Borrower When It Comes To Write The Series Well, There Wasn t Much Of Arriety s role In This Part But Spiller Is Showing Some Progress Homily, Pod And Arriety are Now Liking Spiller Very Much And They Feel Much Secure When He s Around Spiller Is Helping Them He Gave Them The Kettle to live in after they left Heandriers, Still Good A Four [...]

  27. I read the first book of this series as a child and watched the movie The movie is a completely different from the movie, but understanbly because the movie is all the books summarized I found the box set in my old belongings at my grandma s and thought I d give them another read as an easy read in between rereading GOT, but I was pleasantly surprised Although a children s book, it is a good, enjoyable read

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