Mary Norton's The Borrowers



Mary Norton's 1952 children's novel, The Borrowers, is the focus of Studio Ghibli's upcoming feature film, Karigurashi no Arrietty, which is set for a summer 2010 release. I have to admit that I've never read this book, but it has won many prestigous awards and is regarded as a classic. I may just have to scour the local bookstores for a copy.

The Borrowers spawned a series of books, in the tradition of children's literature, spanning through Norton's life. Interesting fact: she also wrote "Bedknobs and Broomsticks." Very interesting.

You can read the Wiki page for The Borrowers here, although I should advise you there is a plot summary. There's no indication how faithful Ghibli's adaptation will be, so newcomers might not want to spoil any surprises.

2 comments:

Chandra said...

Love The Borrowers! I think this could be a fantastic film. Children are always fascinated by miniatures!

vice city said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZqVL8ryhJQ&feature=related

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