Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

mrs frisby and the rats of nimh

Winner of the 1972 Newbery Medal

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 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.---from the publisher

240 pages                                    978-0689206511                         Ages 8-12

Keywords:  mouse, mice, illness, rats, problem solving, science fiction, classic, Newbery Medal, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, morality, journey, kindness, determination, self determination, science

Sequel is Racso and the Rats of NIMH by Jane Leslie Conly (She is the daughter of Robert C. O'Brien)


Newbery Medal Winner, 1972

This delightfully imaginative tale is always a popular favorite among children. Mrs. Frisby, a field mouse who lives in a garden, must move her family before the farmer begins plowing. Will the rats of NIMH - a group of highly intelligent laboratory rats - help her find a solution to her dilemma?---from the publisher

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