Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

Illustrated by Zena Bernstein
About The Author

Robert C. O’Brien was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Williams College and graduated from the University of Rochester. He was a writer and editor for Newsweek, National Geographic, and other publications. He lived in New York City and then in Washington, DC, with his wife and four children. Z for Zachariah—which is now a major motion picture starring Margot Robbie, Chris Pine, and Chiwetel Ejiofor—was completed by his wife and daughter, with the help of his notes, after his death in 1973. He is also the author of Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH and The Silver Crown.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 1971)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689206511
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12
  • Lexile ® 790L ? The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors
  • ALA Newbery Medal
  • Pacific Northwest Young Reader's Choice Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • Horn Book Fanfare
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award (KS)
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award
  • Mark Twain Award (MO)
  • Lewis Carroll Shelf Award
  • Bluestem Book Award Master List (IL)
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