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The Resource Mrs Frisby and the rats of Nimh, Robert C. O'Brien ; illustrated by Kenny Mckendry

Mrs Frisby and the rats of Nimh, Robert C. O'Brien ; illustrated by Kenny Mckendry

Label
Mrs Frisby and the rats of Nimh
Title
Mrs Frisby and the rats of Nimh
Statement of responsibility
Robert C. O'Brien ; illustrated by Kenny Mckendry
Title variation
  • Secret of NIMH
  • Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Mrs Frisby was a mouse whose husband, Jonathan, was dead. And so, when she had a serious problem, she had no one to turn to for help. That is she had no one until a friendly crow took her to a wise old owl, a frightening creature for a mouse to visit. Then at the owl's suggestion, she went to visit the rats who lived under the rosebush. This, too, was a daring undertaking. The rats were an odd and unknown lot. Everyone on Mr. Fitzgibbon's farm knew the rats did strange things
  • Yet nothing Mrs. Frisby had heard of the rats was as strange as the truths she discovered about them, and also about her dead husband. Neither these rats nor her husband were ordinary creatures. All had been imprisoned for several years in a laboratory known as NIMH, where various injections had made them wise, long-lived, and inventive. The rats were indeed able to help Mrs. Frisby. And she in turn rendered them a great service
Summary
When a little field mouse falls ill, his mother, Mrs. Frisby, seeks help from the other animals and discovers a secret laboratory
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Award
  • Mark Twain Award (Missouri), 1973.
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 1978.
  • Newbery Medal, 1972.
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award (Kansas), 1974.
  • Young Reader's Choice Award (Pacific Northwest), Junior, 1974.
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096280
Cataloging source
HCO
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O'Brien, Robert C
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
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790
Literary form
fiction
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Mckendry, Kenny
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True
Series statement
Puffin Modern Classics
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  • Rats
  • Animal experimentation
  • Animal intelligence
  • Mice
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Mrs Frisby and the rats of Nimh, Robert C. O'Brien ; illustrated by Kenny Mckendry
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Publication
Control code
000011282516
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
234 p.
Isbn
9780140366143
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Mrs Frisby and the rats of Nimh, Robert C. O'Brien ; illustrated by Kenny Mckendry
Publication
Control code
000011282516
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
234 p.
Isbn
9780140366143
Other physical details
ill.

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