Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Mrs Frisby a widowed mouse with four small children must move her family to their summer quarters immediately or face almost certain death But her youngest son Timothy lies ill with pneumonia and

  • Title: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
  • Author: Robert C. O'Brien
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 253
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  • Mrs Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death But her youngest son, Timothy, lies ill with pneumonia and must not be moved Fortunately, she encounters the rats of NIMH, an extraordinary breed of highly intelligent creatures, who come up with a brilliant solution to her dilem Mrs Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death But her youngest son, Timothy, lies ill with pneumonia and must not be moved Fortunately, she encounters the rats of NIMH, an extraordinary breed of highly intelligent creatures, who come up with a brilliant solution to her dilemma.

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    1. I am very fond of extraordinarily handsome rats. <3 Even better than I remembered, and now I have to read the sequel to find out what happened to everybody.Reread for our monthly classics readalong--discussion on the blog this Friday!

    2. This was one of my all-time favorite books when I was a kid; I must've read it eight times. So I was pleased to find that it holds up well, and I still found it very entertaining (although it seemed a shorter). I did notice some things that I don't think really registered when I was younger. For one, I was thinking as I read that Mrs. Frisby is a pretty unusual character for a children's book. She's an adult, which is not common to children's novels; usually the protagonist is the same age or a [...]

    3. I loved this book so much as a young teen, I read it over and over and over. This is probably the book that started me off on my lifelong love of fantasy, together with Watership Down. I re-read this as part of my MacHalo Reading Challenge 2016, 4. Re-reading a childhood favourite.The beginning was a little boring and the very traditional gender roles of the mice annoyed me a bit at first. But once Mrs. Frisby met the rats and they told her their story, the book picked up a lot. I had forgotten [...]

    4. This book captivated me from start to finish when I read it - for the first time - as an adult. It's such a beautiful story of courage and morality and heroism. It's hard to imagine anyone not being moved by "The Rats of Nimh" and its characters are well-developed and not easily forgotten. I thought about this book for days afterward, and I was sad when it ended. There are really two stories going on at once; O'Brien cleverly brings the two together slowly by revealing their connection detail by [...]

    5. WARNING!!! CONTAINS SPOILERS:1. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH mostly takes its place in Mr.Fitzgibbon farm. Mrs. Frisby who is a widow has 4 children. One day, one of her brightest kid Timothy becomes sick. The plowing was soon starting, but Timothy couldn't move out of his bed. Even after eating the medicine Mr. Ages gave, Timothy had a big chance that pneumonia will recur. That is when Mrs. Frisby started to find ways they could move without getting Timothy sick again. She went to her neigh [...]

    6. How is it these rats can illuminate their entire underground nest with Christmas lights, but every year thousands of Americans cannot decorate their trees???

    7. This one was just ok for me. I enjoy a story from an animal's perspective, so that part was cool. But the sci-fi aspect of this turned me off a bit. I love how the rats banded together to help the mice, and the backstory behind that (although that's the bit that brought in the sci-fi aspect). I also alternated between reading and listening to this. Am I the only one who finds Barbara Caruso's narration prissy and annoying lol. Not sure, but I think when I go back to reread the first three Anne o [...]

    8. This is a book that I had fond memories of from originally reading it in the 4th grade. I was considering buying it as a gift for my niece, who's that age, so I thought that I should read it again myself first. Naturally, I was a bit concerned that my memory of the book would be let down by the passage of time. Thankfully, I was wrong.This is a great story full of memorable characters and plenty of adventure that keeps the pages turning. Children and adults alike will enjoy this award-winning no [...]

    9. This is my very own book order copy from back in Ye Olden Tymes, when I was a wee Jessie. One of my favorite movies then, and still much loved, I also loved this book. My kids really loved it, too, and got super into it. But I have to say, this is one of those that did have improvements made for the movie. The character of Jeremy Crow, who is only briefly in the book, is much more fun in the movie. And the bulk of the book is Nicodemus describing NIMH, rather pedantically. Also, the book ends wi [...]

    10. I suggested this book to my stepdaughter. She read a few pages and declared it to be boring. Oof, shot right to the heart. I loved this book when I was kid. LOVED. I reread it to try to figure out if there was something wrong with me, with her, or with this book. Decision--nothing wrong with any of us. I read the first few pages and realized why this doesn't appeal to her. It's a bit of a slow start and, my apologies to kids these days, I don't think most kids these days have the same level of p [...]

    11. I think it was my second-grade teacher who read this to us in class, like a chapter a day, or something.I was so into this book, I made my mom take me to the library where I checked it out so I could read ahead to find out what was coming. But I didn't want the entire thing spoiled, so I only read a chapter ahead.In fifth grade, this was available through RIF and I remember seeing the copy on the folding table among all the many other free books. I snatched it up so fast, grabbing up from under [...]

    12. I forgot how much I love this book. I was a little nervous re-reading it because I hadn't read it since I was a kid and I was worried that it wouldn't hold up well, but I needn't have worried. The book is just as wonderful now as it was then.One of the things I find very interesting now is the way that humans are portrayed. Not bad or good, but just very human. Going about their lives not really appreciating how they affect everything around them. But also not entirely clueless.This book will al [...]

    13. This is the Newberry Award winning book for 1973, and this was there main reason I wanted to read it. Normally it's a mixed bag with books that win this award for me, but this time I can say this book deserved the award. This is a really good book.This is an interesting introduction to science-fiction for young readers. I mean rats and a few mice with special intellectual properties that want to build their own successful community What's not to be interested in? The story has aged really well b [...]

    14. This was always one of my favorite movies as a child, though I still love it now, and I was very excited to read the book. I wasn't disappointed. This book was thoroughly entertaining and extremely amusing. I loved it from the very beginning. Mrs. Frisby and her family were loving, resourceful, and easy to like. I loved reading about the rats and their adventuresThis was a wonderful story about heroism and courage and it will worm it's way into your heart. The story is very well written and the [...]

    15. A lot like Watership Down but slightly less important and infinitely easier to finish. It's probably been ten years since the last time I read this which is weird to think about. If you live in Springfield, I'm starting a book club and this is the first book we're reading; come to the downtown library tomorrow evening if you wanna be in it. You don't have to have a copy or have started reading it yet.

    16. I liked the way the rats were intelligent and i also like the part were brutus is guarding the gate. i also saw the movie.

    17. The story had a slow beginning for me, but then it really picked up. Although the central theme was on Mrs. Frisby's struggle to relocate her home, there was also this larger backstory on how the rats of NIMH became so intelligent and their connection to Mrs. Frisby's family that I really got caught up in. I was a little disappointed though whenever Mrs. Frisby's story took to the backburner. Mrs. Frisby is such an admirable, brave character. She puts herself in harms way to save her children, j [...]

    18. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'BrienI picked this book up at a yard sale a while back, and it was promptly shelved. Hesitant to read it to my kids, there it sat. The hesitance stemmed from my memories of the rather creepy movie version I used to watch as a kid.I was wrong to wait. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH is a delightful story, full of mystery, adventure, science, and compassion. In short, we loved this Newbery Award winning classic.Mrs. Frisby may be just a little mouse [...]

    19. I was taken aback at how involved I became in the story of Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. From page two, I accepted the short brisk writing style of O’Brien and went with these mice on their long and taxing journey. I thought Mrs. Frisby was, at first, a bit too simple of a character but as the story progressed you certainly find more depth. I found the illustrations to be gorgeously drawn and the climax of the novel perfectly executed. With the many childrens books I’ve read, this is def [...]

    20. 3 STARS"Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death. But her youngest son, Timothy, lies ill with pneumonia and must not be moved. Fortunately, she encounters the rats of NIMH, an extraordinary breed of highly intelligent creatures, who come up with a brilliant solution to her dilemma." (From )Loved the movie version as a kid and then read it in school and liked the book.

    21. Wow, what a great book! It wasn't exactly what I expected because I've seen the movie The Secret of NIMH several times. Therefore I'm going to do a movie/book comparison here because I want to.The book and movie parallel each other at the beginning, and throughout as far as the main plot is concerned. Mrs. Frisby's son is sick, she gets medicine from Mr. Ages, moving day is upon them, she goes to the Great Owl, he says ask the rats to move the house, she does, they do, and there you go. So, what [...]

    22. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh starts out feeling like a simple sweet woodland animal tale, similar to Peter Rabbit, but with mice instead of bunnies. However, it turned out to be so much more! Action, plot twists, a dead husband’s mysterious past, mutant rodents with electricity underground: all this in addition to the sweet Beatrix Potter-style gentle mother love. A fun read that kept both my nine and eleven-year-old’s rapt attention.

    23. (spoilers)Will I ever find a talking animal book to equal "Watership Down"? Doubtful. And that's okay.But in my latest jaunts through the great kid lit of the 20th century, "Mrs. Frisby" is a standout. O'Brien sets up a talking-animal world with what seem at first some loose conventions, and while his young audience may not notice, the genre-savvy reader immediately notices something is up. Mrs. Frisby and her family can read? They can use medicine? Heck, they know what a postcard is? Then O'Bri [...]

    24. THE BOMB.So this book is about 1) how great the love of a mom is, 2) the evils of technology, and 3)Excellent animal names. I meanMr. Ages? Nicodemus? Word.I realized I've been really enjoying stories of overly evolved animals, because I currently have a wonderful little animal evolving into a person in my life right now, so the whole rats in the lab story was great -- also, the story within the story business was so well done. I really like the complex but straightforward way that O'Brien weave [...]

    25. Though it lacks the eloquence and pathos of classic anthropomorphic animal stories (Charlotte's Web and Wind in the Willows) this is still a great story of heroism and sacrificial love. Since it is told simply and well, it might be a good option for a reluctant young reader.

    26. Great book. I unfortunately watched the movie first which mostly ruined Robert C. O'Brien's story so don't waste your time with the movie. This is a wonderful book that I will one day move from my bookcase to my son's bookcase when he's old enough to read. Easy 5 star.

    27. Very charming. I enjoyed this immensely. The epilogue is unfortunately unsatisfactory, but I can deal with it.

    28. Not sure how I managed to get to almost 50 without reading this classic children's book. In a way, though, I'm glad I did; I was able to appreciate its marvelousness on all levels as a result!

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