The borrowers by Mary Norton

Meet the Clocks- Pod, Homily, and Arrietty. They live under an old grandfather clock in a house. The problem is that Pod has been seen by a boy. And now that Arrietty has gotten out of Pod’s house, she’s been seen by the boy, too. Arrietty made friends with the boy, but that doesn’t stop the 2 other people in the house from killing the Clocks. The boy brings things to the Clocks every night at 12:00. But then the boy is seen! The ratcatcher comes tries to smoke the Clocks out, but the boy ventilates the Pod’s home, and the smoke blows out. Fun for young and old (but especially young readers!).

-Calvin Ophoff