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Mary Norton

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(1903 - 1992)

Mary Norton

Mary Norton, or Kathleen Mary Norton née Pearson (10 December 1903 – 29 August 1992), was an English author of children’s books. She is best known for the The Borrowers series of low fantasy novels (1952 to 1982), which is named for its first book and, in turn, for the tiny people who live secretly in the midst of contemporary human civilisation.

Norton won the 1952 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising The Borrowers as the year’s outstanding children’s book by a British subject. For the 70th anniversary of the Medal in 2007 it was named one of the top ten winning works, selected by a panel to compose the ballot for a public election of the all-time favourite.



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Are All the Giants Dead? (1975)

James finds himself in fairy-tale land with his friend Mildred and takes on a quest to save the Princess Dulcibel from marriage to a toad.

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Brian Froud

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Are All the Giants Dead? (1987)

James finds himself in fairy-tale-land with his friend Mildred and takes on a quest to save the Princess Dulcibel from marriage to a toad.

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes
Brian Froud

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Bedknob and Broomstick (1957)

Carey, Charles and Paul discover their neighbor, Miss Price is a witch. She purchases their silence with a magic bed-knob that allows their bed to travel in space and time.

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Erik Blegvad

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Bonfires and Broomsticks (1947)

Two years after their adventures with the magic bed-knob, Carey, Charles and Paul return to spend the summer with Miss Price - and the magic begins.

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Mary Adshead

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The Borrowers (1952)

In which we meet Arrietty, Pod and Homily Clock, a family of small people who live behind the wainscot and under the floor.

1952

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Diana Stanley

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The Borrowers (1953)

The Clock family, Arrietty, Pod and Homily live under the floor in the Big House.

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Beth Krush
Joe Krush

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The Borrowers (1953)

The story of Arrietty, Pod and Homily Clock was first published in Woman’s Day magazine from June through September 1953 with illustrations by Erik Blegvad.

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Erik Blegvad

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The Borrowers (1987)

In which we meet Arrietty, Pod and Homily Clock, a family of small people who live behind the wainscot and under the floor.

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes
Diana Stanley

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The Borrowers (1991)

The Clocks, Pod, his wife Homily and their daughter Arrietty live under the floor boards in an English country house, until one day they are ‘seen.’

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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The Borrowers Afield (1955)

Forced to flee their home under the floor, the Clocks meet Spiller and find a new home.

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Beth Krush
Joe Krush

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The Borrowers Afield (1955)

The Clock family, Arrietty, Pod and Homily set out to find a new home.

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Diana Stanley

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The Borrowers Afloat (1959)

The Clock family of Borrowers is on the move again, in search of a permanent home, this time traveling by water.

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Beth Krush
Joe Krush

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The Borrowers Afloat (1959)

The Clocks, Arrietty, Pod, and Homily are off down stream to Little Fordham.

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Diana Stanley

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The Borrowers Aloft (1961)

Kidnapped from their home in Little Fordham, the Clocks, Arrietty, Pod and Homily must find a way to escape their prison.

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Beth Krush
Joe Krush

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The Borrowers Aloft (1961)

Kidnapped from their home in Little Fordham, the Clocks, Arriety, Pod and Homily, must find a way to escape their prison.

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Diana Stanley

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The Borrowers Aloft (1980)

Kidnapped from their home at Little Fordham, the Clocks must find a way to escape their prison.

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes
Diana Stanley

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The Borrowers Aloft: With the Short Tale Poor Stainless (1990)

Kidnapped from their home at Little Fordham, the Clocks must find away to escape their prison.

Poor Stainless does not return from his errand and his family fears the worst.

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Beth Krush
Joe Krush

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The Borrowers Avenged (1982)

Settled in at the rectory in Little Fordham, the Clock family, Arrietty, Pod and Homily have not seen the last of their kidnappers.

 

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Beth Krush
Joe Krush

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The Borrowers Avenged (1982)

Settled in the rectory at Little Fordham, the Clocks, Arrietty, Pod and Homily, have not seen the last of their kidnappers.

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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The Complete Adventures of the Borrowers (1967)

All four of the original Borrowers books are included in this collection.

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Beth Krush
Joe Krush

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