Title: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Author: Robert C. O’Brien
Illustrator: Zena Bernstein
I remembered reading this book as a child, and I remembered totally loving it, but that was all. What a pleasure to reread. The story of the rats of NIMH is wonderfully complicated and just this edge of believable. There is a cautionary tale for science there, and a question of whether the rats should be angry or grateful because of what’s been done. The initial predicament is a little contrived, but forgivable for the inventiveness of the rest of the story. The ending begs for a sequel, which I gather was written by the author’s daughter. Worth a try.