Pod, Homily and Arrietty are Borrowers – a race of tiny beings who live in human houses. Humans rarely see them, but often suspect their presence because of missing objects such as blotting paper, pencils, matchboxes, and hatpins. When Arrietty is ‘seen’ by a human boy their life under the floor changes drastically. At first, all seems well, but it quickly turns into a disaster.
The Borrowers consists of five works. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.