Publisher description for The borrowers / by Mary Norton ; illustrations by Diana Stanley ; foreword by Leonard S. Marcus.

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The classic story of tiny Pod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock, who live under the kitchen floorboards and borrow from "human beans," has charmed readers for fifty years.

To celebrate the golden anniversary of Mary Norton's timelessly popular tale, Harcourt presents this handsome gift edition. Features include a new foreword by renowned children's book author, historian, and critic Leonard S. Marcus Diana Stanley's heartwarming illustrations from the original British edition a letter by Mary Norton describing the origins of the Borrowers and a never-before-published sketch of Homily and Arrietty drawn by Mary Norton herself.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Fantasy