Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
  

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Could a group of laboratory rats turn the tables on 'their' experimenting humans and demonstrate a higher standard of morality? The rats of NIMH learn more than the scientists bargain for. ecape and embark on an adventurous mission of mercy to save the orphaned family of a brave fieldmouse colleague. As engrossing as it is unusual.
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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien

They are not like other rats. They work at night, in secret...Time is running out for Mrs Frisby. She must move her family of mice before the farmer destroys their home. But her youngest son, Timothy, is too ill to survive the move. Help comes in the unexpected form of a group of mysterious, super-intelligent rats. But the rats are in danger too, and little by little Mrs Frisby discovers their extraordinary past.

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The rats of NIMH learn more than the scientists bargain for. They escape and embark on an adventurous mission of mercy to save the orphaned family of a brave fieldmouse colleague. A story that is as engrossing as it is unusual. (9-11 yrs) (Kirkus UK)

About the Author

Robert C O'Brien was the pseudonym of Robert Leslie Conly. Born in New York City in 1922 he began to write freelance stories, poems and essays soon after leaving high school. He was married with four children and was an editor of the National Geographic Magazine in Washington DC until his death in 1973.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
208 pages
Interest Age: from 9 to 11

Author

Robert C. O'Brien
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Publisher

Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

27th February 1975

ISBN

9780140307252


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