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. Everything they have is borrowed from the 'human beans', who don't even know they exist. When 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. 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 missing on a mission to borrow some parsley and an enormous search ensues.