Tuesday, October 19, 2010

book talk tuesday

MRS. FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien

IndieBound Description: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.

My Thought:

This is one of those books you can read over and over and again and enjoy each time. I read this book as a child and remembered it so fondly that I bought a copy while I was in college. Even though I was older, it had not lost any of its charm. It's a true timeless classic, well-deserved of the Newbery medal. I have to say, I like the new cover better than the one I have!

5 comments:

Deva Fagan said...

One of my all-time favorites!

I was thinking recently how cool it is that this is a kids book where the main heroic character is actually a mom (a mouse mom, but still).

And I still have a bit of a crush on Justin the Rat...

alissa imre geis said...

My 5th grade teacher gave out different books to each student at the end of the year. I thought that she was mean and didn't like me and so I didn't want to read my book. It was Mrs. Frisby and when a couple years later I did read it, I loved it. It was a perfect book for me, which made me wonder about that teacher.

Anna Alter said...

I remember loving this but haven't read it in so long, I need to pull it out again! The new cover is fantastic, is it by Peter McCarty?

yamster said...

One of my absolute favorites, too! Must find my copy...

Grace Lin said...

yay! I love this book to, it hasn't ages at all--at least to me. The new cover is by Peter Mccarty and I think it's wonderful. To me, this is an example of a redone cover that is done right!