Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
About this deal
In a retrospective essay about the Newbery Medal-winning books from 1966 to 1975, children's author John Rowe Townsend wrote: "It seems to me that the fact that all the animals talk and behave intelligently from the beginning of the story detracts from the spectacular development of the laboratory rats. This is the Newberry Award winning book for 1973, and this was there main reason I wanted to read it. Additionally, the Frisby family name was changed to "Brisby" to avoid trademark infringement with the Frisbee.
He also had a home in Morgan County, West Virginia, after 1965, a place he loved and visited as often as he could. I forgot about the lab testing element of the plot, and even though it's done well and makes sense and is interesting and all that, it's still kind of depressing and takes up too much of the narrative's time.
His last book, Z is for Zachariah was nearly completed at the time of his death; the last few chapters were written from notes by this wife and one of his daughters. This is probably the book that started me off on my lifelong love of fantasy, together with Watership Down. I snatched it up so fast, grabbing up from under my taller classmates, swiping like Swiper has never swiped. The entire book's tone is one of being invited into a secret that only you, the reader, are accepted into.
For me, the narrator makes all of the difference for an audiobook, and Barbara did a great job with this book!A culture of fear began to grow surrounding unethical medical and scientific practices, which are heavily reflected in the book. So I was pleased to find that it holds up well, and I still found it very entertaining (although it seemed a shorter). Between 1989 and 1990, I took some additional college courses in hopes of getting a teaching certificate. It makes you think about how human we are or not, how clever we are or not, how important friendship is in our lives. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH is a pleasing book, but I find it mildly frustrating; it might have been something more than it is".
His daughter did continue the series but as her own writings, which I'm not counting as a true continuation since Mr. I adored the 1982 movie and the book when I was little but hadn't read or watched it in over a decade or more. He wrote three books for children, including the acclaimed MRS FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH which won the prestigious Newbery Medal. It might be because of Don Bluth's genius; but I also didn't like the illustrations in the book (all mice and rats look exactly the same) and I didn't think the author did such a great job imagining how a rat would think and act in this particular situation. O’Brien teaches the concepts of true heroism, of doing brave things when you are terrified, of sacrificing oneself for others.After the death of O'Brien, his daughter, Jane Leslie Conly, wrote two other novels based on the rats of NIMH. I loved how the rats were presented as really nice, since they are usually presented as nasty, especially to mice.