Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Finalist, National Book Awards 1972 for Children's Literature

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ISBN 9780590102285
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Robert C. O'Brien

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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 dilemma.