Book Reviews of Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Author: Robert C. O'Brien, Zena Bernstein (Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 9780689829666
ISBN-10: 0689829663
Publication Date: 6/1/1999
Pages: 240
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Aladdin
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
There's something very strange about the rats living under the rosebush at the Fitzgibbon farm. But Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with a sick child, is in dire straits and must turn to these exceptional creatures for assistance. Soon she finds herself flying on the back of a crow, slipping sleeping powder into a ferocious cat's dinner dish, and helping 108 brilliant, laboratory-enhanced rats escape to a utopian civilization of their own design, no longer to live "on the edge of somebody else's, like fleas on a dog's back."
This unusual novel, winner of the Newbery Medal (among a host of other accolades) snags the reader on page one and reels in steadily all the way through to the exhilarating conclusion. Robert O'Brien has created a small but complete world in which a mother's concern for her son overpowers her fear of all her natural enemies and allows her to make some extraordinary discoveries along the way. O'Brien's incredible tale, along with Zena Bernstein's appealing ink drawings, ensures that readers will never again look at alley rats and field mice in the same way. (Ages 9 to 12)
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a good classic book for the elementary reader.
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Helpful Score: 2
The entire NIMH series was my FAVORITE when I was a kid!! I loved Justin... I loved the Don Bluth film of The Secret Of NIMH, even though they took their liberties with the story (Mrs. Frisby & The Rats of NIMH was the original book title)... But the rest of the series, Racso/RT Margaret were simply excellent stories as well.

My love of these stories also led into my deep devotion to the Redwall series of books. I still own all three NIMH books somewhere in the boxes of my childhood things, though long ago I had to let my Redwall books go (all together as a series on ebay... oh so sad the life of a broke college student)!

I would reccomend either series with all of my book-loving heart. They are both very special to me.
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Helpful Score: 1
A modern children's classic enjoyed by all ages. About intelligent rats from a lab experiment who, with the help of a couple of equally intelligent mice, escape and set up a model colony with all mod-cons. One of the smart mice marries and now his widow desperately needs help from the Rats of NIMH to save her little sons life.
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The original classic, before the movie makers changed her name.
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Yet another childhood classic, and winner of the Newbery Medal -- good reading for all ages!
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Winner of the Newbery Medal. Winner of the Lewis Carrol Shelf Award, An ALA notable Book a thought-provoking fastasy.
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Also called The Secret of Nimh.
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Terrific story! Scary at times but so good!
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The entire NIMH series was my FAVORITE when I was a kid!! I loved Justin... I loved the Don Bluth film of The Secret Of NIMH, even though they took their liberties with the story (Mrs. Frisby & The Rats of NIMH was the original book title)... But the rest of the series, Racso/RT Margaret were simply excellent stories as well.

My love of these stories also led into my deep devotion to the Redwall series of books. I still own all three NIMH books somewhere in the boxes of my childhood things, though long ago I had to let my Redwall books go (all together as a series on ebay... oh so sad the life of a broke college student)!

I would reccomend either series with all of my book-loving heart. They are both very special to me.
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This was quite a lovely story! I grew up (as many did) watching the cartoon. The first half of this book is pretty similar to the cartoon, but Jeremy the crow isn't stupid at all. I loved how there was so much detail of what happened in the lab. There was no crazy magic stone in this, Jenner "the bad rat" wasn't bad at all and was only talked about but never met Mrs. Frisby. It was about the intelligence that the rats gained while going through their tests and how they wanted to create their own civilization instead of depending on humans and stealing from them so often. Mrs. Frisby learns a lot about her husband Jonathan as she hopes that her youngest mouse would not die of pneumonia. I'm glad that I finally decided to read this.
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Wonderful book, upon which the movie "The Secret of NIMH" was based.
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I love this book~
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Fantastic book.
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Great tale for the youngsters and still enjoyable after all these years.
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I loved it. A winner of the Newbery Medal. Winner of the Lewis Carroll Shelf award, An ALA notable book adn a Horn book fanfare.
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Both adults, one of my friends told me this was one of her favorite books, and she insisted I read it as I'd never read i as a child. I buzzed through it in a weekend, and was somewhat disappointed. Maybe it'd be great for a kid, but all you adults, this is a work FAR inferior to the "techincally written for kids, but it appeals to adults too" Harry Potter.
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i loved loved LOVED LOVED LOVED it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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To be honest my preteen thought it was boring.
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Hardback in great condition. Previous library copy. Wonderful classic story. John Newberry award winner.