Monday, September 29, 2008
September 30, 2008
Dear Paul J:
I read Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien for my first book report in the fifth grade. It is a fantasy book about a brave mouse named Mrs. Firsby. She is a single mother with four young children. She soon faces a dilemma because spring is coming and she hears Mr. Fitzgibbon starting up the plow. She knows she must move her family from the farmer’s field. However her youngest son Timothy is sick with pneumonia and cannot be moved in the cool spring air. So she has to rely on a crazy crow and a wise owl to lead her to the secret rats of NIMH.
It has adventure, action, and thrills. It won a Newberry Medal, The Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, An ALA Notable Book, and a Horn Book Fanfare Book. It’s a sure classic.
So if you want to read a good book read Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH