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Transcript of The Borrowers
Underneath the kitchen floor lives Pod, Homily and Arrietty Clock. They are Borrowers. Only Pod is allowed to venture into the house above, because the danger of being seen is too great. In the book, Pod is seen by a nine year old boy. Arrietty starts to become eager to have a human friend. Finally, Pod agrees to let Arrietty go borrowing with him. The first time she goes borrowing she is seen by a cruel boy. Her parents become furious because the boy then finds out where they live. Every night when no one is awake, he sneaks tiny doll furniture into their home. But one night, the house gardener sees the tiny light underneath the floor boards. She rips up the boards and finds the Borrowers. Then, she calls the exterminator to gas them out. The Borrowers were never seen again and The boy was sent back to India to return to his family.
Compare and Contrast
About the Author
Kathleen Pearson was born December 10, 1903 in London, England, UK. She died August 29, 1992(aged 88). She wrote children's fantasy novels. Kathleen was the daughter of a physician and was raised in a Georgian home. She married Robert Charles Norton in 1927. She had four children, two boys and two girls. Her second husband was Lionel Bonsey. They got married in 1970. Kathleen wrote many books. Some of these books include the Borrowers Afield,The Borrowers Afloat, The Borrowers Avenged and Are All The Giants Dead? She won a Carnegie Medal.
By: Mary Norton
Characters and Scenery
The main characters in this book are Arrietty, Pod, Homily, Ms. May, Aunt Sophy, the boy and Mr. Crampful. The story takes place in 1892. The main settings are the clocks house and the house that belongs to the boys great aunt Sophy.
In conclusion, I would rate this book a 5 out of ten because at points the book had language in it that I hadn't ever heard of. The book taught me to always be aware of your surroundings and to be calm and patient. The author did an okay job but the story was not properly organized and it jumped around a lot. It was hard to follow the events of the story. It was very interesting at some points and very descriptive but when the story was slow moving, I lost interest. I would recommend this book to girls ages 8-10. The themes in the book are action, drama and a little bit of romance. Overall, I would not read this book again or recommend this to others.
Mary Norton (Kathleen Mary Pearson)
Page 1: About the Author
Page 2: Summary
Page 3: Characters and Scenery
Page 4: Compare and Contrast
Page 5: Conclusion
I would compare this book to the movie The Borrowers.
The movie was not like the book because Arriety did not have a little brother.
At the end of the movie the Clock family meets up with a lot of other Borrowers and this does not happen in the book.
In the book the Clock family has cousins that live near them and in the movie the cousins don't appear.
The movie and book both have some of the same characters.
Both of the story lines have the same beginning because Arrietty gets seen by the boy.
Both the movie and book show Pod being seen by the human boy.
In both the book and movie the Borrowers get forced out of their house by an exterminator.
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