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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
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Feb 26, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012-books, childrens-fiction
Read from February 20 to March 02, 2012

This is a creative and solid story with a good message; I really enjoyed all of its interesting twists and turns. The author skillfully weaves the story of Mrs. Frisby and her house-moving problem with the story of escaped lab rats. The ending is very satisfying.

This book is very different from the movie and in a very good way. It does not have any of the supernatural, mystical feel of the movie - its just a a tale of down-to-earth challenges overcome with courage and goodness. It is intense at times but never terrifying. I will definitely want my children to enjoy this one as well.
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