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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 . . .
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.
|Publication date:||27th February 1975|
|Author:||Robert C. O'Brien|
|Publisher:||Puffin an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
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
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