Publication Date: June 1, 1970
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 780L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level V
Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8
Major Awards: 1972 Newbery Medal
Number of Pages: 240 pages
Approximate Word Count: 54,085 words -- The average reader will spend 3 hours and 36 minutes reading Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH at 250 words per minute.*
Audible Book Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
Book Themes: Fmily, Home, Disatisfication, Society and Class, Transformation
Genre: Young Adult Literature
Setting: The FitzGibbon Farm, The Rat's Den, NIMH and the Boniface Estate, Thorn Valley
When you’ve lived in a cage, you can’t bear not to run, even if what you’re running towards is an illusion.
First Line: 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.
Point of View: First Person from the Prespective of Nicodemus is the central narrator and Flashbacks told in Third Person (Limited Omniscient)
* Estimate from Reading Length