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LA Senora Frisby Y Las Ratas De Nimh/Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh… (1971)

por Robert C. O'Brien

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Series: The Rats of NIMH (1)

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9,857158643 (4.17)1 / 200
La Sra. Frisby, un rata viuda y con cuatro hijos, se enfrenta a un problema: debe mudar a su familia a los cuarteles de verano de inmediato, o enfrentará una muerte casi segura. Pero su hijo menor se encuentra enfermo de neumonía y no debe moverse. Afortunadamente, se encuentra con las ratas de NIMH, una raza de criaturas extraordinarias muy inteligente, que vienen con una solución a su dilema. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four children, must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face sudden death. But her youngest son lies ill with pneumonia and cannot be moved. Fortunately, she encounters the rats of NIMH, an extraordinary breed of highly intelligent creatures, who come up with a solution to her dilemma.… (más)
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I read this quite a while ago and was entertained by the rats who became smart. NIMH is the National Institute of Mental Health. ( )
  kslade | Dec 8, 2022 |
One of my favorite books when I was a kid... still is... ( )
  Serenity17 | Nov 5, 2022 |
Summary: A mother mouse has a great adventure and discovers a big secret while trying to save the life of her sick child.

Things I liked:

Protagonists: I like books which are written from the perspective of anthropomorphised animals. I especially like it when they don't sugar coat the whole 'animals eat animals' thing, but still find a way for the whole 'society make sense'. I also thought that each of the main characters had a good motivation for what they did and everything basically made sense in a nice way.

The secret: hyper intelligent rats escaping from the lab and building their own secret society was a pretty good idea and I found myself eager to find out how this was all realised.

Things I thought could be improved:

I think a lot of the language was heavily peppered with very human concepts (for example the use of 'feet' as a unit of measure. I think it would have been better if there had been more 'animal based' culture and language.


Highlight: I think my favourite bit was when Frisby met the owl. That was when I first got a tingle that their was some greater mystery to be found. ( )
  benkaboo | Aug 18, 2022 |
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  archivomorero | Jun 25, 2022 |
5/13/22
Remember that little promise to myself that I mentioned in my last review, that I would try to focus on reading the books I already have? Yeah, total joke. Found a bunch of warm-and-fuzzy-childhood-memories books in the local little free library, and of course I have to read them before passing them on to the kids in the family who are actually the target audience!

5/15/22
That was a lot more philosophical than I remembered. Pretty sure I was only quizzed on the plot points, not given reflection prompts such as, "Do you agree with Nicodemus that civilization will stop evolving if life gets too easy?"

[Which, no, I don't. I think that if it's easier to do the basics of survival, then intelligent creatures will put their minds to other things, like arts and education and overall improving life.]

Ahem. Anywho...

Mrs. Frisby is a tremendously plucky little mouse who, it must be said, is way smarter than she's given any credit for. Seriously, she learns to read and keeps up intellectually with mice and rats who have been genetically enhanced, and yet none of them comment on this. She's a widow with four little children to care for. Unfortunately, her youngest is deathly ill and the annual move from winter quarters in the Fitzgibbon's farmhouse garden to damp, springtime summer quarters in the forest would probably kill him. She saves a crow who, as a favor, takes her to an owl--which, of course, would eat her under other circumstances--for advice. Said owl advises her to talk to the strange rats that live in the rosebush near the farmhouse.

The rats, it turns out, are super-intelligent escapees from NIMH, where they were genetically modified to have very long lives and, crucially, very advanced intelligence. They're engineers and mechanics, as well as little philosophers who've started thinking about why, if they're living a life of luxury under the rosebush, with electricity and elevators and running water, they don't feel content. Part of it is the shame of living of stealing. That I get. The other is that life is too easy because they don't have to work hard. That sounds uber-capitalist and gross. But I digress. The rats have decided to not only strike out on their own in the forest, but to go primitive, destroying their tools and engines rather than, for example, figuring out how to generate their own electricity.

Since Mrs. Frisby's husband was one of two mice also genetically modified, and who was great friends with the rats, they put their engineering prowess to work to move Mrs. Frisby's cinderblock winter home to a safer location. To assist their efforts, Mrs. Frisby volunteers to drug the farm cat, Dragon (great name), so that it won't attack the rats at work. Dang, mama! While at it, she learns some crucial information that could mean life or death for the rats of NIMH.


Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH is a grand adventure that I loved when I read it in class in 4th grade and loved when I read it again as an adult. Maybe it's the size of the characters that made their exploits feel so big and exciting: I did love books about animals, dolls, and small people who adapted human-sized things into them-sized uses. The narrative is extremely efficient--there's never a dull moment between Mrs. Frisby's story and Nicodemus's story about where the rats came from--without skimping on atmospheric details. So often I read books from my childhood and realize how much heavy lifting my own imagination did. Not the case here.

Now, it will come as no surprise to anyone that I found this charming book--originally published in 1971--sadly more sexist than I remembered. Poor Mrs. Frisby has no first name, though her dead husband does. Obviously the rats must have females among them, but the only one we ever meet is a silly child with a silly crush on an adult rat. They only time other female rats are mentioned is for "the wives'" silly desire to decorate the rats' home. Let's not forget the shrewish literal shrew who gets in the way of progress. What silly females! And although Mrs. Frisby rocks all the socks--braves crows, owls, cats, rats, humans, and more--no one ever goes, "Huh, that's some mouse."

Ah well, you can't change the past. Though the new The Cricket in Times Square edition is trying. O'Brien died just a few years after this book released, so it would be up to his estate to decide whether they would like to massage the text a little to make it a bit more modern. Give Mrs. Frisby a name, make a couple of the male rats female, etc. It would take very little!

Good, solid memories. Read it with your kids!

Quote Roundup
p. 24) After talking to a crow: Birdbrain, thought Mrs. Frisby, and then recalled what her husband used to say: The size of the brain is no measure of its capacity. And well she might recall it, for the crow's head was double the size of her own.

p. 26) "We all help one another against the cat," she said.
This repeats a couple times throughout the book. As a cat owner, I was tickled. Good thing the Fitzgibbons didn't have a dog!

p. 160) From Nicodemus's narrative: But there was one book, written by a famous scientist [how do the rats know this?], that had a chapter about rats. Millions of years ago, he said, rats seemed to be ahead of all the other animals, seemed to be making a civilization of their own. They were well organized and built quite complicated villages in the fields. Their descendants today are the rats known as prairie dogs.
But somehow it didn't work. The scientist thought maybe it was because the rats' lives were too easy; while other animals (especially the monkeys) were living in the woods and getting tougher and smarter, the prairie dogs grew soft and lazy and made no more progress.
I wonder who this scientist is. I get the feeling that this scientific book may have been what inspired O'Brien to write his own children's fiction book!

p. 175) "You've got this idea stuck in your head [said one rat]. We've got to start from nothing and work hard and build a rat civilization. I say, why start from nothing if you can start with everything? We've already gota civilization."
"No [said Nicodemus]. We haven't. We're just living on the edge of somebody else's, like fleas on a dog's back. If the dog drowns, the fleas drown, too."
Very good closing point by Nicodemus. But I'm also a bit with Jenner. A civilization doesn't have to start from nothing, and in any case, rat civilization is already going to be built on human civilization because everything they know, they learned from humans! ( )
  books-n-pickles | May 15, 2022 |
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Mrs. Frisby, the head of a family of field mice, lived in an underground house in the vegetable garden of a farmer named Mr. Fitzgibbon.
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It was this, of course, that made our life so easy that it seemed pointless. We did not have enough work to do because a thief's life is always based on somebody else's work.
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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, also published as: The Secret of NIMH. Do not combine with the film The Secret of NIMH.
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La Sra. Frisby, un rata viuda y con cuatro hijos, se enfrenta a un problema: debe mudar a su familia a los cuarteles de verano de inmediato, o enfrentará una muerte casi segura. Pero su hijo menor se encuentra enfermo de neumonía y no debe moverse. Afortunadamente, se encuentra con las ratas de NIMH, una raza de criaturas extraordinarias muy inteligente, que vienen con una solución a su dilema. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four children, must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face sudden death. But her youngest son lies ill with pneumonia and cannot be moved. Fortunately, she encounters the rats of NIMH, an extraordinary breed of highly intelligent creatures, who come up with a solution to her dilemma.

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