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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

O'Brien, Robert C.

(Book - 1971)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
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Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived.

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Publisher: New York, Atheneum, 1971
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780689206511
0689206518
0689704135
9780689704130
Branch Call Number: j OBRIEN
Characteristics: 233 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Bernstein, Zena Illustrator

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Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived.


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Feb 17, 2015
  • LippyLa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This self-serious children's book involves the domestic troubles of Mrs. Frisby, with the intelligent rats of Nimh. Unlike other books, however, this one has an explanation for why the rats build elevators, plows and have electricity. Very enjoyable, although the ending made me think I need to read a sequel.

Aug 28, 2014
  • atomikitten rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is still one of my childhood favorites! It never disappoints.

Jun 14, 2014
  • Saramsha rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

awesome book hey

Nov 12, 2013
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

OH MY GOODNESS THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I saw the movie first and the story was very interesting to me, but now that I've read the book, I HATE the movie. The book is SO much better than the movie!!! I loved the characters in this book-Mrs. Frisby was an unlikely heroine, Justin was just dashing, and Nicodemus was great for a head role. The ending was sad, but the story was excellent. My only complaint is that there isn't a sequel! READ THIS! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!

Jun 21, 2013
  • Mark_Daly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This perfectly balanced and carefully thought-out animal tale -- think "Cricket in Times Square," only more serious and suspenseful -- will enthrall youthful and adult audiences alike. All the more striking for its unusual (for the genre) protagonist: a brave, perceptive lady mouse who is a caring single mother to boot! Suitable for family read-aloud storytimes. A timeless story, one of the very best.

Mar 24, 2012
  • Gana35 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed reading this book as I grew up watching the movie. In some parts it elaborated further on parts that are short or not included in the movie, a better understanding of the story in general. But other parts of the movie ARE NOT in the book, the happen to be some of my favourite parts & I wasn't expecting that, so I'm somewhat disappointed. If you love the movie, I think you should read the book or vs.

This is my favorite book

Jun 14, 2011
  • osd2012 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book is great!

Feb 09, 2010
  • Ubalstecha rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mrs. Frisby is a widowed field mouse with four young children wintering in the garden of the farm. One of them, Timothy, has fallen ill and can't be moved. The problem is that the time for the move to summer home has come. If they don't move, they will be killed when the farmer plows his field.

Mrs. Frisby turns to the rats that live under the rosebush for help, and she learns that her late husband had a history that she had no idea about. In doing so, Mrs. Frisby finds that she is pulled into something far more dangerous and fantastic that she could ever imagine.

This book may be almost forty years old, but it is still one of the best animal fantasy novels for children out there. This is one that a modern child could still enjoy. Go get this.

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