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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Author: Robert C. O'Brien
Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, 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 bril...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780689206511
ISBN-10: 0689206518
Publication Date: 3/1/1971
Pages: 240
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

4.4 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Atheneum
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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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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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.