Mrs. Frisby and her children move each spring from their winter home in the garden to their summer home by the creek. But before they can move Timothy catches pneumonia. Timothy has always been a sickly mouse and doesn’t recover as fast as the other children. Mrs. Frisby is desperate for help. The wise owl tells her to ask the rats. The rats on the farm keep to themselves and help no one, but she needs help, so off to the rats she goes. Mrs. Frisby soon finds out that these are not normal rats and that her husband had helped them in the past. It is because of the kindness and help her husband had given them, they decide to help her.
I first fell in love with this book in the 4th grade when our teacher read it aloud. It is now one of my favorites as an adult and I invite you to pick up this oldie but goodie!