The Borrowers

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Author: Mary Norton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152099879

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 180

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A family of miniature people who live in an old country house cleverly "borrow" the things which they need.

The Complete Borrowers

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Author: Mary Norton

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780241340370

Category:

Page: 720

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The Borrowers live in the secret places of quiet old houses - behind the mantelpiece, inside the harpsichord, under the kitchen clock. Everything they have is borrowed from the 'human beans', who don't even know they exist. But then young Arrietty makes friends with a boy - a 'human bean' - and from that moment danger is never far away for, above all else, they must avoid the great disaster of 'being seen'. In The Borrowers Afield the Pod family escape to the fields where their cousins live, but it's a long and dangerous journey. In The Borrowers Afloat Arrietty looks forward to a life away from the dark country cottage, to one full of sunshine. In The Borrowers Aloft-the family are now living in the model village of Little Fordham. All they have to do is avoid being seen by the visitors . . . In The Borrowers AvengedPod, Homily and Arrietty have managed to escape with the help of Spiller. They move into the old rectory where they live happily until the Potters come looking for them. Poor Stainless-Young Stainless, a Borrower boy, goes missing on a mission to borrow some parsley and an enormous search ensues. %%%A complete collection of the classic Borrowers stories by Mary Norton. The Borrowers- The Borrowers own nothing at all; they live in the secret places of quiet old houses - behind the mantelpiece, inside the harpsichord, under the kitchen clock. Everything they have is borrowed from the 'human beans', who don't even know they exist. Arrietty's father, Pod, is an expert Borrower - he can scale curtains using a hatpin and bring back a doll's teacup without breaking it. Girls aren't supposed to go borrowing but as Arrietty is an only child her father breaks the rule. But then Arrietty makes friends with a boy - a 'human bean' - and from that moment danger is never far away for, above all else, they must avoid the great disaster of 'being seen'. The Borrowers Afield- The Pod family escape to the fields where their cousins live, but it's a long and dangerous journey. At last they find a new home and adapt to country life. The Borrowers Afloat- Homeless again, Arrietty looks forward to a life away from the dark country cottage, to one full of sunshine. The Borrowers Aloft- The family are now living in the model village of Little Fordham - a complete village tailored to their size. All they have to do is avoid being seen by the visitors, but one night the owner of a rival village comes with a cardboard box ready to catch them . . . The Borrowers Avenged- Pod, Homily and Arrietty have managed to escape with the help of Spiller. They move into the old rectory where they live happily until the Potters come looking for them. After a horrifying encounter in the church, the Potters get their just desserts and the Borrowers can live peacefully once and for all. Poor Stainless- Young Stainless, a Borrower boy, goes miss

11+ English Revision Guide

For 11+, pre-test and independent school exams including CEM, GL and ISEB

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Author: Erika Cross,Jenny Olney,Victoria Burrill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471849031

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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Exam Board: ISEB Level: 11 Plus Subject: English First Teaching: September 2012 First Exam: Autumn 2013 Secure the top marks in 11 plus independent school entrance exams and pre-tests and a better chance at getting into their school of choice with this essential revision guide. Complete coverage of the ISEB 11 Plus English syllabus and stretching extra content ensures that every topic is thoroughly revised ahead of the exams. - This book covers everything required for the 11 Plus English exam - Prepares pupils for a wide range of independent school exams and pre-tests with challenging extension material - Consolidates revision with all the key information in one place - Features helpful insight in to the exams, with examples, practical tips and advice - Tests understanding and technique with timed, levelled exam-style questions - Identifies strengths and weaknesses using 11 plus sample tests with detailed answer guidance Also available for 11 Plus English preparation: - Spelling & Vocabulary Workbook 9-11 9781471829642 - Reading & Comprehension Workbook 9-11 9781471829659 - Grammar & Punctuation Workbook 9-11 9781471829666 - Writing Workbook 9-11 9781471829673 - 11 Plus English Practice Papers ISBN 9781471849275 Revision Guides, Workbooks and Practice Papers are also available for Maths, Science, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning on www.galorepark.co.uk.

One Child Reading

My Auto-Bibliography

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Author: Margaret Mackey

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 1772120391

Category: Education

Page: 567

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"The miracle of the preserved word, in whatever medium--print, audio text, video recording, digital exchange--means that it may transfer into new times and new places." --From the Introduction Margaret Mackey draws together memory, textual criticism, social analysis, and reading theory in an extraordinary act of self-study. In One Child Reading, she makes a singular contribution to our understanding of reading and literacy development. Seeking a deeper sense of what happens when we read, Mackey revisited the texts she read, viewed, listened to, and wrote as she became literate in the 1950s and 1960s in St. John's, Newfoundland. This tremendous sweep of reading included school texts, knitting patterns, musical scores, and games, as well as hundreds of books. The result is not a memoir, but rather a deftly theorized exploration of how a reader is constructed. One Child Reading is an essential book for librarians, classroom teachers, those involved in literacy development in both scholarly and practical ways, and all serious readers.

Audition Speeches

For 6-16 Year Olds

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Author: Jean Marlow

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780878301140

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 133

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Audition Speeches for 6-16 Year Olds offers a generous helping of carefully selected speeches that children can prepare for auditions. Each speech is introduced with commentary to set the scene and help the young actor.

Bookworm

A Memoir of Childhood Reading

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Author: Lucy Mangan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144819122X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up different worlds and cast new light on this one. She was whisked away to Narnia – and Kirrin Island – and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows into midnight gardens and chocolate factories. No wonder she only left the house for her weekly trip to the library. In Bookworm, Lucy brings the favourite characters of our collective childhoods back to life and disinters a few forgotten treasures poignantly, wittily using them to tell her own story, that of a born, and unrepentant, bookworm.

The Puffin Book of Twentieth-Century Children's Stories

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Author: Judith Elkin

Publisher: Viking Books

ISBN: 9780670820566

Category: History

Page: 524

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Seventy-three extracts from books published between 1902 and 1989 for children ages eight to fourteen reflect the best writing from England, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Includes biographical notes on all the authors.