“Sharply comic, a treasure of a book.” —The London Times “Thoroughly engrossing, though-provoking fantasy.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
A special 50th anniversary edition of the Newbery Award–winning classic by notable children’s author Robert C. O’Brien about a brave mouse who makes unexpected new friends!
Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, is faced with a terrible problem. She 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. And Mrs. Frisby in turn renders them a great service.