Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

by Robert C. O'Brien

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The Frisbys, a family of field mice, have lived comfortably in the Fitzgibbon's garden all winter. Moving day is approaching earlier than usual, but Mrs. Frisby's son Timothy, ill with pneumonia, cannot be moved. The solution to the problem rests in the hands of Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH who reside in the rosebush near the Fitzgibbon's farmhouse following their escape from the laboratories of NIMH. The rats of NIMH are different from other rats, having been given steriod injections which had been made possible through the assistance of Mrs. Frisby's husband, Jonathan, prior to their escape. The injections raised their intelligence so that they were able to open their own cages and plan their survival. Now with the rats' help, Mrs. Frisby's home is moved safely to the shelter of the "lee of the stone." Timothy's recovery is assured, but a new threat faces the rats of NIMH who, with the help of Mrs. Frisby, once again escape the clutches of the scientists of NIMH. The rats begin their carefully planned new agricultural society within the safety of Thorn Valley, never to steal again.