Sotto il pavimento di una vecchia villa vivono gli Sgraffignoli, esseri non più alti di un mignolo che passano la loro vita "sgraffignolando" o, come dicono loro, "prendendo in prestito" gli oggetti e il cibo necessari all'esistenza quotidiana. Un tappo di champagne per loro è uno sgabello, un francobollo un quadro d'autore e un pezzo degli scacchi una statua a grandezza naturale. Non sono banali folletti, ma piccolissimi uomini e piccolissime donne terribilmente veri: un padre, una madre e una figlia adolescente, Arietta, smaniosa di uscire dal soffocante appartamento costruito sotto il pavimento. Quando però Arietta viene vista da un bambino in vacanza alla villa, si scatena il panico in tutta la famiglia: perché per gli Sgraffignoli essere visti significa la fine. Età di lettura: da 10 anni.
- ISBN: 8862566263
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 183
I have noticed that most people who borrow books do it in the same way the borrowers do it - to keep them indefinitely! That is how I lost my cherished copy of this classic. My sense of ownership lost a battle with my sense of missionary reading promotion. And here we are - The Borrowers are forever Leggi tutto
Book 30/100 of 2015
“...Borrower's don't steal.""Except from human beings," said the boy.Arrietty burst out laughing; she laughed so much that she had to hide her face in the primrose. "Oh dear," she gasped with tears in her eyes, "you are funny!" She stared upward at his puzzled face. "Human beans are for Borrowers - Leggi tutto
I've had this book on my shelves for a few years, but I only got around to reading it after watching Studio Ghibli's gorgeous adaptation, 'The Secret World Of Arietty'. I wasn't sure what to expect, but what I got was a tougher, more tender novel than its premise - little people who live underfoot a Leggi tutto
The Borrowers , originally written in the 1950's, was the basis for the 2010 Studio Ghibli film The Secret World of Arrietty . While by first appearances it's just a simple little fairy tale, The Borrowers offers a whimsical, often unexpected perspective and a fascinating look at everyday objects thro Leggi tutto
Day 17 of my Facebook 30 Day Book Challenge asks me to list the shortest book I've read, so here it is. I almost went with the Hobbit, but then I remembered The Borrowers. This is a book about a family of tiny people who live under the floorboards of a normal human home, surviving by pilfering stuff Leggi tutto
Since I was very young, I have been enamored with miniatures. Bugs Life, Tinkerbell, dollhouses – anything tiny has always tickled my fancy and the idea of something like, say, a leaf being used as a hammock is altogether magical to me. This method of shrinking our known world makes the most ordinar Leggi tutto
More than just loving the story in this book I liked the idea of it. You had people that were smaller than a child being intelligent and resourceful and they were taken seriously. What child wouldn't love that? Plus little people who make furniture out of buttons and thimbles - it's just too cute.
When I was in third grade, I was at the library with my dad and little sister. My dad asked me if I had a book to report on for summer reading, since we were there and everything. The question blindsided me, so I said, "Yes." I had not read the Borrowers, which I had checked out the week before. But Leggi tutto
ছোট্ট এক মেয়ে আরিয়েত্তি থাকে তার বাবা-মায়ের সাথে। তারাও ছোট্ট! সত্যিকার অর্থেই ছোট্ট মানুষ তারা সবাই, পিঁপড়ের চেয়ে একটু বড় হবে হয়তো! তারা থাকে তাদের চেয়ে আকারে অনেক বড় মানুষদের বাড়ির মেঝের নিচে। সেই বাড়ি থেকে এটা-সেটা সংগ্রহ করে জীবন চলে তাদের। এজন্যই তাদের নাম ‘The Borrowers!’ কিন্তু সবস Leggi tutto
Al momento non ci sono citazioni, inserisci tu la prima!