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Mrs Frisby and the rats of NIMH
Robert C O'Brien

Genre:
Animals and nature

Adventures of a band of highly intelligent and long-lived rats after they escape from scientists experimenting on them at the National Institute of Mental Health – blurb to follow

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7 comments on “Mrs Frisby and the rats of NIMH

  1. lshree says:

    I like this book which is about a mouse called Mrs Frisby who needs to move her home because of the plow but her poor son Timothy is terribly I’ll.

  2. llincoln says:

    I loved the rats in this book, they even made me want to get a pet rat and I went through a phase of loving rats.

  3. cwitchell says:

    I love this book. It’s about a rat who has a son who is really ill.i won’t tell you what happens because you have to go and read it . It is very adventurous.

  4. cwebb says:

    I think this book is sad but exciting and confusing. It was confusing to me when I was 8 when I read it… I think it’s an interesting book telling you how rats could evolve and taught me about nature – even animals that do not seem nice on the outside, might be kind on the inside

  5. Mr Milne says:

    An exciting adventure story, and classic American children’s novel, that I have been lucky enough to come across for the first time in the Rosendale 100. The story of a group of hyper intelligent and long-lived rats, escaped from the National Institute of Mental Health, working out how to coexist with a human race that is oblivious to its impact on the natural world (and, of course, completely unaware and uncaring about rats). The book raises deep questions about the impact that we are having on the environment (the author was for a long time one of the editors of the National Geographic magazine and so may have been especially aware of the impact that humans make on the natural world) and the author says that he often speculated on what would happen if humans were exterminated and only intelligent rats remained. If you enjoyed this book, there are parallels with Watership Down, another of the 100 books. And if highly intelligent rats is your thing, let me also recommend Terry Pratchett’s The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents.

  6. fives says:

    I think Mrs Frisby is a great book that is about a mother rat who has a child who gets pneumonia just before the farmer ploughs the field and he won’t be fit for moving in months…

  7. fives says:

    I think Mrs Frisby is a great book that is about a mother rat who has a child who gets pneumonia just before the farmer ploughs the field and he won’t be fit for moving in months.