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
Published by Alphabet Soup
This post was added by Rebecca Newman. Rebecca is a children's writer and poet, and the editor of the Australian children's literary blog, Alphabet Soup.
For more about Rebecca visit: rebeccanewman.net.au.
View all posts by Alphabet Soup