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The Borrowers
The Borrowers | Mary Norton
The Borrowersthe Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty, to be preciseare tiny people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country manor. All their minuscule home furnishings, from postage stamp paintings to champagne cork chairs, are borrowed from the human beans who tromp around loudly above them. All is well until Pod is spotted upstairs by a human boy! Can the Clocks stay nested safely in their beloved hidden home, or will they be forced to flee? The British author Mary Norton won the Carnegie Medal for The Borrowers in 1952, the year it was first published in England.
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Texreader
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Not tagged but wanted to play. #wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1) The fall of the Berlin Wall and protests at Tiananmen Square. I thought the world was born anew with the end of the Cold War and these brilliant demonstrations for freedom. Sadly, not ultimately true, esp for China, but I‘m so glad I lived and witnessed these amazing events. Really dating myself: earliest memory: watching the moon landing on a b&w tv

2) Bookstore

3) Tagged

Eggs Great choices #1!! I was 17 when I saw the first moon landing (also on b&w tv) and it was surreal! Thanks for playing Karen 🤗 (edited) 5mo
Texreader @Eggs I think I must have seen the last moon landing but I‘m still glad it‘s there in my memory banks. Spending the night at the Johnson Space Center and touring nasa a few years ago brought it all full circle. 5mo
DebinHawaii Great history choices & book pick too! 😉 5mo
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Eggs
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Circumspect: wary and unwilling to take risks.

When you are a tiny family living beneath the floorboards in a “giant” home, you must be vigilant and circumspect; you could be captured or worse!
The Borrowers‘ REALITY could easily become a
#nightmare #oppositeday @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheKidUpstairs
#circumspect #springsentiments @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚🙌🏻 7mo
TheKidUpstairs 💜📚 7mo
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Eggs
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The Borrowers—the Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty, to be precise—are TINY people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country manor.

#big #oppositeday @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheKidUpstairs

KathyWheeler I loved those books. 8mo
Eggs @KathyWheeler me too! 8mo
Crazeedi @Eggs they live under my floor too, btw. Things go missing and then turn up ALL the time!!😉 8mo
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Eggs 👍🏼👏🏻👏🏻😊 @Crazeedi 8mo
TheKidUpstairs Love the book, and The Secret World of Arrietty. 8mo
Eggs I reread these a lot as a child @TheKidUpstairs ! 8mo
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“You might as well say that the fire grate steals the coal from the coal scuttle.” I‘ve loved this book since I first read it when I was six or seven years old, after bedtime, by the hallway light in my great-grandmother‘s house. Re-reading in anticipation of my little Zoom movie group‘s watch of Miyazaki‘s “The Secret World of Arriety” tonight.

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Texreader
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I‘ve loved all things miniature since I read The Borrowers, multiple times, as a child. So naturally, I love this article:

Read in HuffPost: https://apple.news/A07abQqBfQeWaDk7pauREQQ

wanderinglynn How adorable! I love miniatures 🧡 1y
LeahBergen Ohhh! 😍 1y
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Eggs
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Mum read this 👆🏻to me💗

🎶 Mum listened to movie soundtracks (LPs) so I loved Camelot, Sound of Music, King and I and many others

🙏🏻 my legs that endure their journeys and my Litsy friends

#thankfulthursday @Cosmos_Moon

julesG Thanks for the tag! 1y
Cosmos_Moon I loved King & I, too! My mom made some props for a regional production when I was a kid. She made these metal tree branches with copper leaves. People danced with them and they made noises like light, tinny tambourines. I forget what song it was for in the musical, but they were beautiful! 1y
CatLass007 King and I!!! Oh, yes. 1y
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Eggs @Cosmos_Moon @CatLass007 👏🏻🎶👏🏻🎶 1y
wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag 😘 My mom listened to a lot of those too! Love Rogers & Hammerstein musicals (edited) 1y
Eggs You‘re most welcome 🙏🏻 1y
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Butterfinger
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Day 7 #20Series20Days @Andrew65 I try to do books I haven't seen others mention, but I can't with this series. I adored Arietty and how small things humans use get turned into household items for them. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Adding to sweet @Texreader

Texreader ❤️❤️❤️❤️😘 1y
Andrew65 Love them! 1y
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Texreader
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Can you relate? I loved loved loved The Borrowers when I was a kid. I reread it again when one of the kids was young and borrowed it from the school library. I‘ll bet a lot of Littens can relate to this article, both those who are struggling to focus and those who are just churning through the books.

https://lifehacker.com/get-happier-by-rereading-your-favorite-books-from-child-1...

Butterfinger Oh yes. I also loved the Borrowers. 1y
AlaMich Me too! 1y
Texreader @Butterfinger @AlaMich I remember desperately wanting to live in a world where they existed 1y
Butterfinger Me too. I wanted them to be real. 1y
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Freddie4473
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So I started a children book club here at the library and I was so excited when the kids selected one of my favorite childhood books to read this month.i can't wait to read it as an adult and see what I think of it as a grownup 🙏

LibrarianRyan yeahhh. Are you going to watch one of the movies afterword. If you do I would do the Secret World of Arriety rather than the Borrowers movie. It is much better. 2y
Freddie4473 Good to know I hadn't decided yet but will keep that in mind if we do! 2y
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EmilieGR
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Sweet and better than the movie

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marypeyton
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“Don‘t move!” said a voice, and the voice, like the eye, was enormous...”

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marypeyton
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I like how the illustrations are minimal so they allow for a lot of imagination but still show you an idea to lead your story in your head.

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marypeyton
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The Borrowers is a modern fantasy story written Mary Norton and illustrated by Beth and Joe Krush in 1953. This story is unique because the “borrowers” and tiny creatures that live within human household items. The story is cool because they are secretive and have to find ways to live their lives without being seen.

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megansimon
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“Factories go on making safety pins and yet, somehow, there is never a safety pin when you want one. Where are they all?”

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megansimon
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I loved this book as a kid because it has such a fun concept. I love the details like using a baby‘s letter block as a seat and a stamp as wall art.

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megansimon
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Pickpick

The language is descriptive and intriguing. The pictures add depth to the story. The characters are well developed.

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misshawksbooklist
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“So this is it, the worst most terrible thing of all: I have been seen!”
This climatic part in the story leaves the audience shocked and wondering what‘s going to happen to poor Arrietty! It‘s almost like a coming of age moment as well because there is fear of the unknown, what is going to happen!

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misshawksbooklist
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I like this first image and the style of sketch to show us the borrowers home inside of a humans home! It‘s always great to see how big the borrowers actually are so when you are reading you can really imagine them in action!

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misshawksbooklist
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Published in 1953 and illustrated by Beth and Joe Krush, this modern fantasy story depicts incredible worlds in which the borrowers live in a miniature world next to humans! The plot is clear and helps the reader understand that the borrowers want human items without being caught or seen. The fantasy aspects kick in because of how tiny these borrowers are and how they are living within the humans household items! How crazy!

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KerriNTurner
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Delightful and imaginative. I could read about the way the Borrowers put to use objects from our human-sized lives in their tiny homes forever. The book wasn‘t afraid to be a little dark at times too, which I find the best children‘s books don‘t shy from. Will definitely be looking for the sequels.

Bklover Love all the Borrowers books! 3y
KerriNTurner @Bklover I‘d never read any before, but am officially hooked! 3y
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KerriNTurner
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I feel like a cool librarian in this dress, so it‘s appropriate to wear when reading a book titled The Borrowers, which I borrowed from the library! Although really, aren‘t all librarians cool?

Texreader Looking sharp! And I ❤️ ❤️❤️❤️ that book!! 3y
sprainedbrain Love the dress! 3y
CouronneDhiver Great outfit! 3y
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thea-block Love the Borrowers books! I read them growing up. Whenever something small goes missing in my house I think of the borrowers 😆 And cute dress! (edited) 3y
LeahBergen I love that dress! 3y
KerriNTurner @Texreader @thea-block I‘ve never read it before, but am finding it utterly charming and delightful! 3y
KerriNTurner @sprainedbrain @CouronneDhiver @LeahBergen it was an op shop find! And it‘s as comfortable as it is cute. 3y
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SleepyDragon
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1. The Borrowers
2." Freaky Friday" (but only because I haven't seen "Taxi Driver" yet.)
3. "Stop! Stop! Stop!" by The Hollies It's about a guy getting kicked out of a club because he masturbated while watching a female dancer. I used to walk around singing it, to my dad's amusenent and my mom's horror. My sister did the same with "Cecilia" by Simon and Garfunkel.
4. U do u.
#Tuesdaytidbits @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 3y
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JillR
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Another book I never read as a child... Just read it with Bella and we really enjoyed it. It seemed to inspire her to get back to her sometimes-neglected dolls house this morning! #raisingreaders

MStew Love this book 3y
JillR We did too @meghan2714 😊 3y
LeahBergen What a fabulous doll house! 😍 3y
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batsy The doll house staging is 👌🏽💜 3y
JillR @LeahBergen @batsy Bella isn‘t happy. I just put the book in and took the photo. She said if she‘d known she‘d have made it look like The Borrower‘s living room... “those dolls don‘t look like any of the characters!” 😳 3y
minkyb This is a brilliant photo and makes me miss my girls and their dollhouse days! 3y
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LibrarianJen
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1. The Borrowers
2. Breakfast!!! Bacon, blueberry muffins, banana bread...
3. Judy Blume
4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
#manicmonday

JoScho Great answers! 3y
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Amanda.T
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Here‘s my April reading wrap up. The month ended up being unexpectedly busy. I‘m hoping to get in some of my #GARbingo pics in May!

rather_be_reading love tht u categorize them 4y
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Mdargusch
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I still love this childhood classic about the possibility of little people living amongst us. Now I need to go put up my fairy garden! 🧚🏻‍♂️
I read three books for #booked2018 this month
#friendship - The Attachments
#floweronthecover - Jane Steele
#childhoodfavorite - The Borrowers

Cathythoughts 💕💕💕 4y
theresidentromantic Does she really kill Mr.R in that retelling?! 4y
Cinfhen Great month🎉🎉🎉you knocked off half in the first month 🙌🏻❤️ 4y
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Mdargusch She might be referring to all the men she killed @theresidentromantic 😉🤭😊 4y
Mdargusch It‘s nice when #freakyfriday picks work for #booked2018 @Cinfhen 👍🏼 4y
emilyhaldi Cute!! ☺️ 4y
Meredith3 Yesssss! Fairy garden!!! 🧚🏻‍♀️🧚🏻‍♂️ 4y
kspenmoll The Borrows little world was the best! 4y
Reviewsbylola Good for you!! I am hopelessly behind. 😭 4y
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SleepyDragon
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🌻 The Borrowers
🌻 I used to have some flowers and a tomato plant, but they all died when I was pregnant about 3 yrs ago. (I was high risk, so I couldn't water.) I'm thinking of trying again this year, but I have to decide soon. Gardening is hard here in the desert.
🌻 Beatles cover band at the Purple Room in Palm Springs, CA ... when I was pregnant 3 years ago.
🌻 Vonnegut (aspire)
#weekendchat @CSeydel

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Mdargusch
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When I was young, I wanted to be a borrower and sneak Little pieces of this and that to build my tiny little home hidden behind a wall. I‘m reading this for #booked2018 #childhoodfavorite. #belovedchildrensbook #hopintospring

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
BeckyK I always used to wish I had borrowers! I‘d gather little platters of scraps and always thought of then eating a pea with a knife and fork 😂 4y
emilyhaldi So cute!! I'm not sure I know this one 🤔 Will have to take a look! 4y
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vkois88 😊😊😊 4y
LibrarianRyan So I know there are 2 movies to go with this book. The secret world of Arietty is the better one when you are done. 4y
Blaire Yes! Love the borrowers. 4y
LeahBergen 💕💕 4y
Reviewsbylola I‘m loving my childhood fave so far. 4y
Jinjer I read and love all the Borrowers!!!! 4y
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LitsyOwl
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🍀 The Borrowers
🍀 So,so many 🤷🏻‍♀️
🍀 Both
🍀 Indoor - Reading duh, Macrame, Cooking, Plants / Outdoor -Geocaching
#weekendchat

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Blueberry
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Watched Arrietty last night with my son in his quest to watch all the #studioghibli movies. I was surprised to read it was based on The Borrowers.

#booktomovie #bookstomovies

LibrarianRyan It is. I think they did an excellent job. Much better than the borrowers cartoon I loved growing up. 4y
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LibrarianJen
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For the hour 6 #24in48 nostalgia challenge. This is a copy of the Borrowers give to my Aunt Mary from my Aunt Caroline in 1964. It was then passed down to me and i ruined it with pink highlighter. I believe I have an heirloom copy of Ann of Green Gables that I also ruined with pink highlighter. 🙃

TommieMarie74 I‘ve ruined a couple of beautiful old books too. I think mine was done with Crayola markers. Apparently, I felt a strong need to make the books mine. 😳 4y
Suzze As a kid, The Borrowers was my fave! I loved entering a world of tiny people. Great memories. 4y
alisahar This makes me wish I had my own childhood books! I don‘t know if my mom saved them. 4y
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LibrarianJen @TommieMarie74 Same here. I remember wanting to color my Precious Moments children's bible but my mom saying God wouldn't be happy if I did that. I now understand she was trying to tell me I would regret doing it later. @Suzze it's always been a favorite. Have you seen the movie Ariety? They did an amazing job recreating the borrowers world. @alisahar I don't have all my childhood books, but I still have a few that I treasure. 4y
AmyG I loved this book as a kid. All these book postings are beinging back so many memories. 4y
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[I need to reuse the photo since I‘m not home at the moment.]

The Borrowers is not the oldest book in my house but it is held very close to my heart. It‘s one of the very first books I was allowed to choose from the bookstore (a translated version). I remember my young self reading and rereading it a hundredth times over. It‘s well-loved. ❤️

#1stchallenge #hour6 #nostalgiaread #24in48 #readathon

Louise The script of your language is so beautiful! 😍 4y
pppooraikul @Louise Thank you! It‘s in Thai. 😊 4y
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Finished listening to The Borrowers today. Loved the movie as a kid. More recently I loved the #StudioGhibli version of it. Don‘t think I liked the book enough to finish the series but it was still a fun read. #audiobook #audiobooks #bookstomovies

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Megnogged
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Looking for a #ReadAThon to join?!?! #BorrowAThon Round 3 is back November 5-12! It‘s a week long ReadAThon that encourages you to read #BorrowedBooks! It‘s the perfect time to show your #Library some love, discover a #LittleFreeLibrary in your neighborhood, or borrow your friend‘s new favorite read! I‘m So excited to be hosting a round of Twitter sprints for this one!

Anyone planning on joining? Show me your TBRs!! ❤️📖

rabbitprincess I borrow from my library all the time 😊 If a library book I have out happens to fit the challenges, I'll tag it! 4y
Megnogged @rabbitprincess That‘s awesome! Looking forward to seeing if you‘re able to tag anything! 4y
rabbitprincess @Megnogged Hoping to finish The Templars in time for the 2017 release category! It may depend on the due date -- lots of people have it on hold so I won't be able to renew 😬 4y
Cinfhen Fun idea 4y
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csimmer23
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Books loved as a teen #riotgrams

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MommyOfTwo
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Here is my August TBR pile. Three of these books are to read with my kids. My most anticipated book would be Outlander for lengthy lit. #AndItsAugust #BackToReading #BooksAcrossOceans #AugustTBR #Most anticipated #AugustMostAnticipated #LengthyLit

pri_bibliophile Love your stack! Hope you love the books you read and your kids too! 💕 4y
JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏👏👏‼️❤️ 4y
mellisarock Love that your reading with your kids! Raising readers! 😘❤️ 4y
MommyOfTwo @mellisarock yes my daughter loves to read as well. My son is too young to read to himself yet but loves to be read to. (edited) 4y
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specklife
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1. Lincoln, NE
2. This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
3. Next up: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
4. The Borrowers by Mary Norton
5. I refuse to watch book-to-film adaptations
6. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

#letstalkaboutbooksbaby

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MayJasper
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Here's some #naughtyneighbours for the #splashintosummerreads challenge (or #naughtyneighbors depending on where you're from).

BibliophileMomma Good choice! 👍🏼 4y
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DebinHawaii
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Day 18 #JuneBookBugs #fathers Two favorite literary fathers of my childhood: Pod Clock of The Borrowers & Charles (Pa) Ingalls of the Little House books & the man who was instrumental in my love of books & reading, my dad. (The Borrowers was one of our favorite read-together books.) He's been gone for 23 years now & I miss him always.❤️Happy Father's Day to all the Litsy fathers & father figures & hugs to all who can't be with their dads today. 💜

Sydsavvy I Love Pa! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
tpixie Love both of these books! ❤️📚❤️ 4y
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DebinHawaii
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I credit both my parents for a love of books & reading but my dad read to me the most & taught me to read at about 3 1/2-mostly through Dr. Seuss & other repetitive children's books. He liked Yertle the Turtle, I favored Are You My Mother? & we split the difference on Green Eggs and Ham. Later he introduced me to Pippi & The Borrowers & we read the books & watched the tv programs together. I treasure those memories so much.📚❤️ #jennasfinalproject

Bklover I loved The Borrowers! Oh, and The Littles- does anyone remember The Littles? 5y
kspenmoll You have Lovely memories reading with your dad. Such fun to read Litten's responses. Thanks @pocketmermaid 5y
Dragon My mom read us The Borrowers , Charlotte's Web , Black Beauty etc... we're all readers now👍 5y
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DebinHawaii @Bklover The Littles were awesome too. 👍📚 @kspenmoll Yes, reading the different responses is fun. I think we get as much reward as @pocketmermaid gets examples for her project! 😆📚💜 @Dragon My mom introduced me to The Little House books & Charlotte's Web & we shared books back & forth up until we lost her two years ago. Definitely both parents and so many books made me & (some of) my siblings life-long readers! 📚💜 5y
Rachbb3 I loved Pippi as a young girl. 5y
Dragon We were so lucky 😀📚 5y
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Eggs
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An old favorite I read often as a child and my mother read to me as well. Hats off to all the Moms and Grandmoms who read to the kids 👏🏻

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The Borrowers were a #childhooddelight! I still blame them when my bobby pins go missing. 🙂 #aprilamazingreads

Suzze I love them so much! 5y
saresmoore Ch-yeah! They are obviously responsible! My kids and I also like to blame Mischievians for various unexplained life happenings. 5y
tpixie ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
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howjessicareads @saresmoore - I don't know the Mischievians!! Fun! 5y
howjessicareads @tpixie @Suzze Borrower love forever!!! 5y
AlaMich So much love for the Borrowers....💛💛💛 5y
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DebinHawaii
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#riotgrams #pinkcovers There's definitely some pink (or at least mostly pink) covers hanging out on my bookshelves. Here's a quick grab. The Borrowers is a favorite. 💕📚💕

KVanRead ❤️ The Borrowers 5y
LeahBergen I loved The Borrowers as a kid (and enjoyed Holy Cow as an adult!). 5y
Bookwormjillk Very pretty 💗 5y
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tpixie @LeahBergen @KVanRead I also LOved the Borrowers! In fact just within the last week I blamed Them for taking something I lost!! 5y
KVanRead @tpixie They are frequent visitors around here too.😌 5y
tpixie @KVanRead 😜💖💞💓 5y
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