The Borrowers Afloat (Paperback)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 3 in the Borrowers series.
- #1: The Borrowers (Paperback): $7.99
- #2: The Borrowers Afield (Paperback): $7.99
- #4: The Borrowers Aloft: Plus the short tale Poor Stainless (Paperback): $7.99
- #5: The Borrowers Avenged (Paperback): $7.99
Uprooted once again, the little people journey down a drain, live briefly in a teakettle, and are swept away in a flood. “As irresistible as its predecessors.”--Booklist
About the Author
Mary Norton (1903-1992) lived in England, where she was an actress, playwright, and award-winning author of the classic Borrowers novels.
"Like the truly great writers of fantasy, Mary Norton is truly original and persuasive."--The New York Times Book Review
A fun, fast-moving middle-grade adventure story with lots of humor. After feisty Maeve gets in trouble once again at her Victorian London boarding school for "Upright Young Ladies" she's forced to sort through the school's garbage. Amazingly, she discovers an old sardine tin that contains a grouchy djinni and his 3 wishes. After her first wish is wasted and her secret's been exposed, others try to steal the djinni for their own selfish purposes. Maeve, with the help of her roommate, Alive, and Tom, an orphan boy, has to use her ingenuity and spunk to retrieve her djinni and decide what to do with her last wish. Along the way she learns a lot about herself and about friendship means. Will she use her last wish for her own dreams, or will she be a true friend and give it away?
Ages 8+ - reviewed by Nikki