Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Unabridged) (Audio CD)
Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH - Unabridged - Audio CD Author:Robert C. O'Brien, Barbara Caruso (Narrator) 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 h... more »elping 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. (For ages 9 to 12)
Barbara Caruso, Narrator. 6 CD's (7 hr., 15 min.) Unabridged
Robert C. O'Brien won the 1972 Newbery Medal for MRS FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH, filmed as THE SECRETS OF NIMH.
Robert C. O'Brien: pseudonym of Robert Leslie Conly (1922-1973)« less