Do you ever wonder where all of your bobby pins go? How about the safety pins, matchbooks, stamps and odd spools of thread? Do you ever feel like you are losing your mind? Maybe you just have a family of Borrowers living under the kitchen floor (or in the clock, the attic, or over the mantle). In this whimsical first of a series, readers of all ages delight in the trials and travails of the Clock family.
Pod and Homily Clock live a quiet, comfortable life under the kitchen stairs, though life is sometimes a little too quiet for their adventurous daughter, Arietty. Their world is built on ingenious inventions cobbled together from “borrowed” items: a fireplace built from a cogwheel and the brass funnel from an oil-lamp, cookware made of thimbles, matchbook dressers, and a table made from a pillbox and chess piece. Their peaceful existence is disrupted one day with the appearance of a curious, young boy. Read all five of these imaginative books and follow the Clocks on all their adventures—by air, land and water—escaping ill-willed humans and befriending nice ones.