Parent reviews for The Borrowers

Common Sense says

Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
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Parents say

age 8+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 6 reviews
Adult Written byTracy C. August 30, 2016

Not the best

I'm halfway through this book with the kids and I am tempted to stop. The kids are not into it it is actually pretty slow and boring to be perfectly honest. We homeschool and read constantly. There are only a handful of books that have had recommended to me that we have not finished.
Adult Written byjnyboy July 4, 2010

great for tweens and up

Anyone who doesn't like it, hasen't read it. It is a great book for tweens and up, good starter, good terms, good story line, no violence, sex, drugs, stupid parents, good starter book.

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Parent of a 3, 5, and 8 year old Written bygonzi March 21, 2012

Lovely old-fashioned story still has traction in 21st century

I thought the old fashioned language might be a turn-off for my daughter but she really loves the concept of tiny people hidden within a house, and is willing to perservere with some of the old, particularly English vocabulary. It's been good from a historical perspective too, explaining household life in Edwardian England and some of the issues around class etc.

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