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Burbage Junior School

Burbage Junior School

Brilliant Books

Every week, a teacher at Burbage Junior School will give a book talk about one of their favourite books in the library. This week's book talk was by Mrs Peckover, and her book was The Borrowers, by Mary Norton.


I have chosen The Borrowers by Mary Norton for my book. The Borrowers are tiny people who love adventure, and live secretly in our world. Occasionally humans see clues that they have been around. A tiny rope ladder, small things going missing. They are intrepid little characters, and are very creative, finding an ingenious solution to any challenge. 

The Borrowers was written in 1952, so some of the language is quite old fashioned, however the story is brilliant, and even if you are a younger reader, it is a story I know you will enjoy, if an adult can read it to you. There was also a film made of the story in 2011, starring Christopher Eccleston and Victoria Wood.