1976’s The Borribles is the first volume in Michael de Larrabeiti’s Borribles trilogy.
Their pointy ears betray Borribles as having become something more than hard-faced street children. They keep the ears hidden and avoid the attention of the police who would crop their ears and steal their independence. Each Borrible must earn their transformation from runaway child into Borrible by means of sharpness of wit and strength of will. They win their names with thrilling adventures.
Eight Borribles will be offered the chance to become legends.