Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH | Open LibraryWith an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. They are not like other rats. They work at night, in secret. Time is running out for Mrs Frisby. She must move her family of mice before the farmer destroys their home. But her youngest son, Timothy, is too ill to survive the move.
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH- In the Rosebush Ch 9
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
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The story takes place in modern times at the Fitzgibbon farm. The Fitzgibbon house serves as background for the homes of the animals that live nearby. The animals' abodes are vividly described. Frisby and her children, a family of mice, live in a "slightly damaged cement block [that]. Fitzgibbon's field. The furnishings of this house are "bits of leaves, grass, cloth, cotton fluff, and other soft things Mrs. Frisby and her children had collected.
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. Robert C.