The Borrowers

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Author: Mary Norton

Illustrator: Michael Hague


NORTON, Mary. The Borrowers. Illustrated by Michael Hague. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich [1991]. 8vo, xiv 177pp. Green quarter cloth stamped in gold with mustard boards pictorially stamped in gold. Light blue endpapers; numerous color illustrations throughout. Edges minutely rubbed else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket. Signed by the artist, Michael Hague, with a 3” squared drawing of Arrietty.

First Michael Hague-illustrated edition. The first book in Mary Norton’s beloved, award-winning series about the tiny people who survive by borrowing life’s necessities from “human beans” is brought to stunning life through Michael Hague’s lush and evocative illustrations. Bringing warmth and emotion to the miniature, sometimes treacherous, world that these tiny people inhabit, this edition is a delight for any collector.