National Year of Reading, teachers' resources

Fabulous First Line Friday (13 April)

To celebrate the National Year of Reading, every Friday for the rest of the year we’re sharing some first lines from books on our bookshelves.

Here’s today’s Fabulous First Line*:

It was Mrs May who first told me about them.

What do you think—if you opened a book and read that first line, would you want to read on?

Do you know the name of the book? (We’ll put it right at the end of this post so you can try to guess first.)

*For the purposes of Fabulous First Line Friday, we’re counting the first line as the first line of chapter 1 in any book. So if there is an introduction or an author’s note or something before chapter 1, we don’t count that bit …
The book is The Borrowers by Mary Norton