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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH : Aladdin Fantasy - Robert C. O'Brien

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Aladdin Fantasy

By: Robert C. O'Brien, Zena Bernstein (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: January 1986
ISBN: 9780689710681
Number Of Pages: 233
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old

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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

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.

Just beautiful!


The literary award is well deserved. This is a captivating book for junior and middle school children. The plot is engaging, totally unexpected and beautifully written. I am just about finished reading it to my six year old son in nighttime instalments. He is hooked.

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marlous Mrs Frisby


To read this book you'll need to plenty of time to spare because it's impossible to put down. I liked this book because not many books that I've read have the protagonist is a mouse. The one and only thing I didn't like was that at the very end of the book the author left me hanging and there's not going to be another book in the series. Or is there...



Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

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The Sickness of Timothy Frisbyp. 3
Mr. Agesp. 12
The Crow and the Catp. 20
Mr. Fitzgibbon's Plowp. 27
Five Daysp. 33
A Favor from Jeremyp. 39
The Owlp. 45
"Go to the Rats"p. 53
In the Rosebushp. 61
Brutusp. 68
In the Libraryp. 75
Isabellap. 83
A Powder for Dragonp. 89
The Marketplacep. 96
In the Cagep. 103
The Mazep. 112
A Lesson in Readingp. 120
The Air Ductsp. 129
The Boniface Estatep. 142
The Main Hallp. 149
The Toy Tinkerp. 158
Thorn Valleyp. 165
Capturedp. 178
Seven Dead Ratsp. 187
Escapep. 195
At the Meetingp. 206
The Doctorp. 216
Epiloguep. 227
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ISBN: 9780689710681
ISBN-10: 0689710682
Series: Aladdin Fantasy
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 233
Published: January 1986
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1

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