Kids' Books We Love
Book reviews from Youth Services

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

  O'Brien, Robert C.

Illustrator: Bernstein, Zena
Publisher: Atheneum
Number of Pages: 233
Check the availability of this title at Skokie Public Library
More information about this title.

Find audio versions of this title
Find electronic versions of this title



Material Type/Location:

Youth Fiction

Reading Level:



Newbery Medal
Voice of Youth Award Nominee

Book Cover from Syndetics Solutions

Why I liked this title:

If like most people you are used to thinking of rats as unpleasant, mean, scavengers, pick up this book and get a whole new view of these amazing creatures. Mrs. Frisby, a small, widowed field mouse, has a problem: her winter home in a buried cinderblock is about to be destroyed by a farmer’s plow, and somehow she must move it. The situation is rather urgent, since one of her children is very sick. As she asks her neighbors for help, she is guided to a most unusual group of rats who live nearby in secret. Get to know this amazing group, the rats of NIMH. You will have a wonderful time--and you will never think of rats in the same way again--guaranteed!

This title is also available on compact disc.

Reviewed by: Mary Michell on 6/1/2007

Similar Authors:

Michael Hoeye
Kate DiCamillo

Similar Titles:

Time Stops for No Mouse by Hoeye, Michael. see our review
Poppy by Avi, 1937-
The Tale of Despereaux : Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by DiCamillo, Kate. see our review
Listing Generated: 12/18/2014