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The Secret of Nimh: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh Paperback – 1 Aug 1995


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  • Paperback: 249 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic US; Reissue edition (1 Aug 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590417088
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590417082
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 13.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 652,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 May 1998
Format: Paperback
A book based on Mrs Frisby and the rats of Nimh. Her son, Timothy has fallen terribly ill, with pneumonia. Mr Fitzgibbon, the farmer is due to plough the vegetable patch when the cold winter is over.Mrs Frisby goes to the great owl to seek help. He tells her to go to the powerful, intelligent Rats of Nimh, to tell them to move her house, into the lee of the stone. She finds the rats and discovers the great sophistacated community, of the rats of Nimh. They want solve her problem because of the connection between her late husband, Mr Jonathan Frisby. They tell her about how they became intelligent and how they stay young.They tell her about the great plan, of how they want to live without stealing.Read the book to discover what happens next!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Mar 1999
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When my family got our first VCR, the first 2 movies we rented were the Dark Crystal and the Secret of NIMH. I thought it was a great movie, but years later I got the book, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, for my younger brother. I read it to him when he was about 6, and I discovered that the book is far superior to the movie, having superb background and description, and presenting the dilemmas in real and difficult terms, instead of the simplistic magic and clear-cut good and evil of the movie. I recommend this book as an intriguing children's adventure story, and worthwhile addition to any library of children's literature.
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A mouse Mrs Frisby is faced with danger from a plough. Mr Fittsgibbon is ploughing early and she can't leave the farm because her son Timothy has Pneumonia. She went to a mouse called Mr Ages for the medcine but as the ploughing started early the medicine had no time to perform and Timothy was not allowed to go out into the cold air. She goes to an old, wise owl for some advise and the owl tells her to go to the RATS. She befriends a crow called Jeremy and he helps her get to places that would take her alone days to get to. She finds the rats home under a rosebush. She is immediately made welcome because her husband, Jonathan Frisby, assisted in the escape of the rats from NIMH.She finds a rat called Nicodemus and he tells her about NIMH and the injections they were given which were intended to make them intelligent and slow down their aging process and it worked. He also tells her that Jonathan and Mr Ages were given the injections. The rats devise a plan to move Mrs Frisby's house to the lee of the stone. The plan works and Timothy's illness has gone. The rats leave the rosebush and all electrical appliances behind and go to live in the side of a mountain, growing their own crops and living without stealing.
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By A Customer on 6 May 1998
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Mrs Frisby the mother of four mice realised that it was time to move becuse it was time for Mr Fitzgibbon the farmer to harvest his field. Mrs Frisby had many worries beacause Timothy her son had pneumonia and if he went outdoors he had a chance of dieing. She goes to the wise old owl to get advice which can save her sons life. The only way was to go to the rats and ask for Nicodemus and tell him that the owl said that they must move her house to the lee of the big stone. Mrs Frisby had to put sleeping powder into Dragon the cats bowl. She was caught but after a few hours one of the rats named Justin came to her aid. She had to tell Nicodemus about the important conversation which she had heard. The rats moved her house succesfully and they went to live in a place very far away and when Mr Fitzgibbon harvested his field the plough was two feet away from Mrs Frisbys house.
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By A Customer on 6 May 1998
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Mrs Frisby has a problem. Her son Timothy is diagnosed with pneumonia. He must stay in bed for at least three weeks and moving day is drawing closer! She meets a young crow named Jeremy who introduces her to an owl who could help her with her problems. He recognises her surname and sends her to the Rats. The next day she journeys to the Rosebush where they live. The Rats are super intelligent animals who have escaped from the Laborotory of Nimh. She finds out that her husband (Mr Jonathan Frisby) was a part of the escape. Together with their sophisticated methods, the Rats move her house to a safe place where the tractor won't plough. She can now stay in her home for as long as she wants - until Timothy is well. The laborotory finds the Rats and they gas the Rosebush. By this time the Rats were already settling in their new home.
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By A Customer on 24 May 1999
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Timothy is sick and moving day is about to come. Timothy cannot get out of bed or he might die. Mrs. Frisby doesn't know what to do for her son so she goes to the rats of NIMH. They say they will move her house so that Timothy won't die. She wnats to hlp them so she goes in the farmers house and poisons the cat's food so the rats can move her house without the worry of being eaten. When Mrs. Frisby is in the house she overhears the conversation of the family. They talk about the people from NIMH coming to poison the rats. She tells the rats and they make a plan to save themselves and not look like they were from NIMH.
This was the BEST book I have ever read. I would give it a 10 out of 10. The way the author describes the scene and the characters is oustanding.
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By A Customer on 6 May 1998
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The story is about a young mouse Timothy who falls ill and his courageous mother who will give anything to save him.The farmer ploughs the field once a year and it is time for moving day. But with Timothy terribly ill will he survive the move? Mrs Frisby goes to the old owl and asks her for advice. Go to the rats in the rosebush they have ways of doing things....She went to the rats and uncovered the myterious truth about them and the past of her dead husband Jonathan Frisby. Find out why the rats regard her husband as a hero and how they helped her to save her son.
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