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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

(Book #1 in the Rats of NIMH Series)

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Some extraordinary rats come to the aid of a mouse family in this Newbery Medal Award-winning classic by notable children's author Robert C. O'Brien. Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

I chose this book because one of my friends said that this book is kind of boring in the beginning, but gets more exciting as you go on. I also saw this movie which I thought was pretty good so I told myself that if the movie is good I should try the book. In this book I learned a couple of new words that became very useful to me. When I read this book I understood every part of the book that I felt I was actually standing at the scene watching everything happen.I recommend this book to anybody who likes adventurous and surprising stories. This story is about a mouse named Mrs. Frisby. Mrs. Frisby's husband died one day, but she never knew how and where he died. Mrs. Frisby has to move to their summer home, but her youngest boy Timothy is very ill. She quickly goes to the doctor Mr. Ages for help. She gets the medicine, but Mr. Ages told her that she should go to the rosebush where the rats lived. On the next day she goes to the rats. First they don't let her in, but when she said that she was Mrs. Frisby they respected her like she was a queen. Slowly she found out that the rats were highly intelligent lab rats that ran away. Mrs. Frisby made a deal with them that if they help move her house she would help them.My favorite part of the story is when Mrs. Frisby enters the rat's home and see that they had light bulbs, electricity, elevators, and even a library and school. The rats told her that when they were at the lab the scientists inject fluids into them which made them more intelligent and bigger. Only group A of the rat and the mouse group survived. They became so smart that they could read the instructions on the handle bar to open their cages. Slowly they got the tools they needed to get out of the lab through the air vents. Only two mice followed the rats and their names were Mr. Frisby and Mr. Ages.

A wholesome read for any age

After some consideration, I decided this was my favorite book as a child. However, it can be enjoyed by people of any age. Through mice and other small personified animals, Robert C O'Brien built a tale that is impossible to put down or frown upon. When the youngest of a family of mice falls ill with pneumonia, he is forced to stay indoors. This presents a serious problem, since the family must soon move to their summer home or be plowed by the farmer's tractor who owns the field. The mother and head of the family, Mrs. Frisby, is forced to turn to a mysterious group of rats living under a rose bush for help. What Mrs. Frisby hadn't known, however, was the rats' connection with her late husband Jonathon Frisby...Hopefully, this short summary is intriguing enough to make you read this book. You won't regret it.

Awesome book (and serries)

I've read the whole series and I have to say that I love them all! This is one series I want to collect to share with my future children. They're timeless tales that should be counted among the few great classics! I do not agree with some that would say this could give a child nightmares, it is a great series that is by no means bad for young children. My mom read it to me and my sibs when we were young and we loved it!

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Mentions in Our Blog

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in 5 Ways to Celebrate Reading This National Literacy Month
5 Ways to Celebrate Reading This National Literacy Month
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 09, 2021

September is National Literacy Month, a time to encourage the young people in your life to pick up a good book and explore new worlds. Here, we offer up five strategies for sharing your love of reading with kids and young adults.

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