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Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

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She is just a regular mouse but her love is her strength and I was surprisingly very moved by her adventures. If it was in grade 6, I was 11 years-old; sensitive enough to have compassion for sad elements and still a baby to be spooked by dark moments. But I think the addition of magic, really changes this from an animals perspective of vast intelligence (similar to Flowers for Algernon) to one of magical understanding, which really doesn’t make sense in context of escaped lab rats.

Frisby is the widow of his old friend Jonathan, he suggests that she seek help from the rats who live in a rosebush on the farm.Conly, Jane Leslie 1947-" The Cambridge Guide to Children's Books in English, edited by Victor Watson, Cambridge University Press, 1st edition, 2001. The successful house move allows the mouse family to remain so that Timothy has time to recover before moving to their summer home. To fool the exterminators, the rats get rid of all their human-like technology and make their tunnels under the rosebush look like a normal rats' nest. We also have the occasional misfortune of horse-flies in the summertime and the rare autumn visit of a mouse who makes it past the notice of our savage (and somehow still fabulous) cat.

As an adult I appreciate the fact that the book is about a parent that is sacrificing to save her children instead of the standard children’s book that is about children needing to take care of themselves because the adults around them are unable to protect them. 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.It carried us away in the very sweet story of a loving mother mouse, her quest to save her children, and the extraordinary story of the rats that she came upon. Normally she would move her family, but Timothy would not survive the cold trip to their summer home. Her son Timothy falls ill with pneumonia just as the farmer begins planning for spring plowing, which will destroy their home.

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