Featured Fiction 10/21

frisby

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH is the tale of the widowed Mrs. Frisby, who must move her family out of the garden before plowing starts.  But her son Timothy is sick and cannot be moved.  Whatever shall she do? She is advised to seek out the rats in the rosebush, but the things that are revealed there will shake her world to its foundations.  Can she overcome her fears to save her family? Read on and find out!

I read this growing up and really enjoyed it.  However upon reread, there are certain parts that are far more unsettling than I remember them being.  It’s still a good book, it just sucks some of the whimsy out. Also, the illustrations in my edition are lovely.

Jennifer Stewart