Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Written by Robert C. O'Brien

Part of the Puffin Modern Classics Series

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Synopsis

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 . . .

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780140307252
Publication date: 27th February 1975
Author: Robert C. O'Brien
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 208 pages

About Robert C. O'Brien

Robert C. O'Brien (1918-1973) was, in private life, Robert Leslie Conly, senior assistant editor of National Geographic Magazine where he worked for over twenty years. He was born in New York and lived most of his adult life in Virginia. He wrote three books for children, including the acclaimed MRS FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH which won the prestigious Newbery Medal. His haunting young adult novel Z FOR ZACHARIAH was completed posthumously by his wife, Sally, and daughter, Jane, using the author's notes.

More About Robert C. O'Brien

More Books By Robert C. O'Brien

Cover for Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien
Cover for Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien
Cover for Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
View All Books By Robert C. O'Brien

Share this book