There are some unique characters living in your house without your notice. Is it scary? Or interesting? Your matchboxes, food and other things in the home are being stolen. One day you find all of them somewhere under the floor. Firstly isn’t this something unrealistic? Well, this is a fictitious story. But hats off to the author’s imagination. This is the story of a little girl and her parents who live under the basement of an old house. Yes, the whole family Pod and Homily Clock and their daughter, Arrietty lives underneath the kitchen floor of an old house in which there’s another family living. The little girls family have furnished their home with items borrowed from the larger home without their notice. Arrietty makes the matchbox as her bed, postage stamps hung on their walls as paintings, Only Pod enters into the humans’ house and gets things for his family needs. But his daughter Arrietty is a freakish one who sees a little boy in the human world and is desperate about being friends with him.
While this process is continuing, did someone in the big house found the little girl’s family? Was she able to make friends with the human boy? Read this interesting story to know. Mary Norton’s vision has to be appreciated. Kudos to her imagination and creativity. Illustrations throughout the book by Beth Krush and Joe Krush are top class. This is such an interesting and unique story, which will be loved by readers of any age group. Kids will enjoy this from starting till the end.
Suitable for: 3 – 6.
Author Name: Mary Norton.
Publication: Puffin Classics.