Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of Nimh

by Robert C. O'Brien
Illustrator Zena Bernstein

Aladdin | January 4, 2000 | Trade Paperback

Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of Nimh is rated 5 out of 5 by 5.
Some extraordinary rats come to the aid of a mouse family in this Newbery Medal Award-winning classic by notable children''s author Robert C. O''Brien.

Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, is faced with a terrible problem. She must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death. But her youngest son, Timothy, lies ill with pneumonia and must not be moved. Fortunately, she encounters the rats of NIMH, an extraordinary breed of highly intelligent creatures, who come up with a brilliant solution to her dilemma. And Mrs. Frisby in turn renders them a great service.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.38 × 5.38 × 0.6 in

Published: January 4, 2000

Publisher: Aladdin

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0689710682

ISBN - 13: 9780689710681

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from an absolutely wonderful story! I recently re-read the book along with it's sequels just a few weeks ago and I am reminded why this book continues to be one of my favourite books of all time. The characters are so real, and compassionate that you tend to forget that you are reading about mice and rats, which are typically not the most popular animals. The rats actually act the way that I wish more humans would and it's one of the few instances when you actively root for the rodents!
Date published: 2010-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even for ages 10 -12 This books is awesome for any age, and get you feeling the adventure. A more kid based book, you'll still enjoy the full packed action these rats go through to save their home before the harvest that could destroy it . . . Read it!! It's goood!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2006-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DON'T WATCH THE MOVIE! If you already watched the movie read the book anyway! The movie has the rats using magic to get what they want, but in the book they work for it. They use their enhanced brainpower to build an amazing civilization. My engineering husband loved this book! This book is a children's classic, and I look forward to reading it to my own soon!
Date published: 2000-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DON'T WATCH THE MOVIE! If you already watched the movie read the book anyway! The movie has the rats using magic to get what they want, but in the book they work for it. They use their enhanced brainpower to build an amazing civilization. My engineering husband loved this book! This book is a children's classic, and I look forward to reading it to my own soon!
Date published: 2000-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh As a young girl, I used to love watching the cartoon movie The Secret of Nimh, so I was quite excited to see this book. This story takes the reader into the life of an exceptional mouse, Mrs. Frisby, and her desperate search for a way to save her children. As the story unfolds, she encounters the extremely intelligent Rats of Nimh, and learns the secret of how they came to be. The ending was quite different from what I expected, but it was a welcome treat. I would recommend this book to any young reader looking for a good, light read.
Date published: 1999-06-24

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Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of Nimh

by Robert C. O'Brien
Illustrator Zena Bernstein

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.38 × 5.38 × 0.6 in

Published: January 4, 2000

Publisher: Aladdin

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0689710682

ISBN - 13: 9780689710681

About the Book

When mouse widow Mrs. Frisby needs advice on how to move her children safely, she consults the rats who live under the rosebush. Not only do they help her, they tell her of their escape from a laboratory where experimentation had made them literate, and of the brave death of her husband. Newbery Medal; ALA Notable Children's Book; "Horn Book" Fanfare Book.

From the Publisher

Some extraordinary rats come to the aid of a mouse family in this Newbery Medal Award-winning classic by notable children''s author Robert C. O''Brien.

Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, is faced with a terrible problem. She must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death. But her youngest son, Timothy, lies ill with pneumonia and must not be moved. Fortunately, she encounters the rats of NIMH, an extraordinary breed of highly intelligent creatures, who come up with a brilliant solution to her dilemma. And Mrs. Frisby in turn renders them a great service.

About the Author

Robert C. O''Brien

In real life, Robert C. O''Brien was Robert Leslie Conly. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, attended Williams College and graduated from the Universtiy of Rochester. While there he studied piano at Eastman School of Music, and at one time considered being a musician. Instead, he became an editor and writer for Newsweek magazine from 1941 to 1944, and for Pathfinder from 1946 to 1951. From 1951 until the time of his death in 1973 he was employed as a writer and editor by the National Geographic Magazine. He made his home in New York City before 1944 and in Washington, D.C. after that. He also had a home in Morgan County, West Virginia, after 1965, a place he loved and visited as often as he could. He was married and the father of one son and three daughters. His books include The Silver Crown, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, which won the Newbery Award, and A Report From Group 17. His last book, Z is for Zachariah was nearly completed at the time of his death; the last few chapters were written from notes by this wife and one of his daughters.

From Our Editors

The mysterious rats that live deep beneath the earth under the rose bush in the garden are Mrs. Frisby's only hope. Her youngest, Timothy, is ill and the ploughing will shortly begin - which means a moving day for the mouse family. Taking the elevator down the electrically lit tunnels and strange chambers of the colony, Mrs. Frisby must consult with the oldest, wisest rat of them all: Nicodemus. So begins a magical adventure, with echoes of Watership Down, of the marvellous laboratory rats with their super-intelligence and the quest to help one little mouse escape certain death. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH garnered the late Robert C. O'Brien a 1972 Newbery Medal. Made into the gorgeous animated feature film in 1982, this contemporary classic comes to a new generation with a freshly designed cover and the original title.

 

Appropriate for ages: 8

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