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Titre : Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
Éditeur : Atheneum, New York
Date d'édition : 1972
Reliure : Hard Cover
Illustrateur : Bernstein, Zena
Etat du livre : Very Good-
Etat de la jaquette : Very Good-
Edition : First Edition, Second Printing
The first edition, second printing (stated) of this chilldren's classic. Hardcover in original dust jacket, with gold foil Newbery on front (jacket price-clipped with wear and some tears; book has slight wear to edges). Newbery Medal, 1972. "Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". N° de réf. du libraire 00506458
Synopsis : Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, is faced with a terrible problem. She must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death. But her youngest son, Timothy, lies ill with pneumonia and must not be moved. Fortunately, she encounters the rats of NIMH, an extraordinary breed of highly intelligent creatures, who come up with a brilliant solution to her dilemma. And Mrs. Frisby in turn renders them a great service.
Critique: There's something very strange about the rats living under the rosebush at the Fitzgibbon farm. But Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with a sick child, is in dire straits and must turn to these exceptional creatures for assistance. Soon she finds herself flying on the back of a crow, slipping sleeping powder into a ferocious cat's dinner dish, and helping 108 brilliant, laboratory-enhanced rats escape to a utopian civilization of their own design, no longer to live "on the edge of somebody else's, like fleas on a dog's back."
This unusual novel, winner of the Newbery Medal (among a host of other accolades) snags the reader on page one and reels in steadily all the way through to the exhilarating conclusion. Robert O'Brien has created a small but complete world in which a mother's concern for her son overpowers her fear of all her natural enemies and allows her to make some extraordinary discoveries along the way. O'Brien's incredible tale, along with Zena Bernstein's appealing ink drawings, ensures that readers will never again look at alley rats and field mice in the same way. (Ages 9 to 12) --Emilie Coulter
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