Rasco and the Rats of NIMH. Jane Leslie Conly. 1986. HarperCollins. 280 pages.
Mrs. Frisby, a brown field mouse, hummed softly to herself as she folded her son Timothy's clothing: a sweater, a jacket, a red scarf.
I really LOVED Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. Which is why I was so excited to discover there was a sequel written by the author's daughter. I'm not sure I loved Rasco and the Rats of NIMH more than the original novel--it's been too many years since I first read it. But I definitely loved it. I just LOVE the world she has created. I loved the community--society--they've built in Thorn Valley.
This book just made me happy. It was purely satisfying. Granted, not everything that happens in this one is happy. There is a problem to be solved, a crisis to be averted. It will take a community working together--thinking together--to save Thorn Valley from a very human threat: progress. But. It was just a great little novel to spend an afternoon with.
Read Rasco and the Rats of NIMH
- If you love animal fantasies
- If you love stories starring mice and/or rats
- If you love Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
- If you want to revisit the 80s--through a rat's perspective!
- If you love adventure stories
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