Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of Nimh (aladdin Fantasy)
- Winner of the Newberry Medal
- Winner of the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award
- Horn Book Fanfare Book
- An ALA Notable Book
- Number of Pages: 240
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with 4 small children, is faced utilizing a terrible problem. But her youngest son, Timothy, lies ill with pneumonia and ought to not be moved. She must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death. Fortunately, she encounters the rats of NIMH, an extraordinary breed of extremely intelligent creatures, who come up with a brilliant solution to her dilemma. And Mrs. Frisby in turn renders them a great service.
There's something quite strange about the rats living below the rosebush at the Fitzgibbon farm. But Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with a sick child, is in dire straits and must turn to these exceptional creatures for assistance."Soon she finds herself flying on the back of a crow, slipping sleeping powder into a ferocious cat's dinner dish, and helping 108 brilliant, laboratory-enhanced rats escape to a utopian civilization of their own design, no longer to live"on the edge of somebody else's, like fleas on a dog's back.
This unusual novel, winner of the Newbery Medal (amongst a host of other accolades) snags the reader on page a single and reels in steadily all the way by way of towards the exhilarating conclusion. Robert O'Brien has made a tiny but complete world in which a mother's concern for her son overpowers her fear of all her all-natural enemies and permits her to generate some extraordinary discoveries along the way. (Ages 9 to 12) --Emilie Coulter O'Brien's incredible tale, together with Zena Bernstein's appealing ink drawings, ensures that readers will never again appear at alley rats and field mice in the same way.
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