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Robert C. O'Brien - Author

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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Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Author: Robert C. O'Brien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2011

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 . . .

Z For Zachariah

Z For Zachariah

Author: Robert C. O'Brien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/1998

Nuclear war has devastated America, except for the valley where Ann Burden has been living alone for over a year - until Loomis, a scientist in a radiation-proof suit, arrives. She hopes they will be companions but his behaviour towards her becomes increasingly threatening as he attacks her and then cuts off her food supply and tries to bring her under his control. Although there may be no one else alive, Ann steals his suit and leaves the valley in search of humanity.

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

Author: Robert C. O'Brien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/1994

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.

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Author: Robert C. O'Brien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/1975

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 . . .

Mrs Frisby and the Rats Of NIMH

Mrs Frisby and the Rats Of NIMH

Author: Robert C. O'Brien Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/1975

Newberry Award Winner.

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