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Title: Poor Stainless Title Record # 1169294
Author: Mary Norton
Date: 1966-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION [juvenile]
Length: novelette
Series: The Borrowers
Series Number: 4.5
Language: English
Note:
  • Revised in 1971
  • Originally published in The Eleanor Farjeon Book: A Tribute to Her Life and Work, 1881-1965 (Hamish Hamilton, 1966), LCCN 68-121706; perhaps simultaneously in its US ed., A Book for Eleanor Farjeon [same subtitle] (H. Z. Walck, 1966).
  • US 1st ed. chapbook reviewed by Alice Low NY Times 1971-05-02 pBRA34 (negative), Virginia Haviland Chi. Tribune and Was. Post -05-09 (positive), Myra Gordon Bos. Globe -10-02 p15 (negative, except re illustrations). Haviland says "completely in tune with the four major volumes" but the others hear it out of tune, evidently because it is a short reminiscence.
  • Not found 2017-04-05 in automated search of multiple UK newspapers 1971/72.
Synopsis: "[B]ook adventures were to have concluded (since Borrowers had become so hidden there were no human witnesses to record their future exploits). But here is more about their past ...". --Low "Homily, encouraged by her daughter Arrietty, tells of a crisis in her youth when [boy Borrower] Stainless was lost. The whole Borrower family has to venture upstairs with large scale people in efforts to find him." --Gordon
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Publications

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Poor Stainless: A New Story About the Borrowers 1971-04-28 Mary Norton Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-263222-0 $3.25 32
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
chap Joe Krush , Beth Krush  
Poor Stainless 1971-11-00 Mary Norton J. M. Dent 0-460-05816-9 26
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
chap Diana Stanley  
Poor Stainless 1994-08-00 Mary Norton Viking UK 0-670-85427-1 8.99 79
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Justin Todd  
The Complete Borrowers Stories 1997-11-00 Mary Norton Puffin 0-14-038416-2 6.99 711
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
omni  
The Complete Borrowers 2007-00-00 Mary Norton Puffin 978-0-14-132270-4   711
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
omni Adam Stower  
The Borrowers 2016-10-25 Mary Norton Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-0-544-84213-7 $24.99 1104
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
The Complete Borrowers 2018-06-07 Mary Norton Puffin 978-0-241-34037-0 6.99 944
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
omni  
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