Racso and the Rats of NIMH

3.73 avg rating
( 3,137 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780064402453: Racso and the Rats of NIMH

‘Racso, a brash and boastful little rodent, is making his way to Thorn Valley, determined to learn how to read and write and become a hero. His bragging and lies get him off to a bad start, but a crisis gives him the opportunity to prove his mettle. A worthy successor [to Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, a Newbery Medal winner by the author's father].' 'BL.

1986 Children's Editors' Choices (BL)
Children's Choices for 1987 (IRA/CBC)
Notable 1986 Childrens' Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
1986 Children's Books (NY Public Library)
Best Science Fiction/Fantasy 1986 (VOYA)

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Jane Leslie Conly's first novel, Rasco and the Rats of NIMH,an ALA Booklist Children's Editors Choice, and its sequel, R-T, Margaret and the Rats of NIMH,were included on a multitude of state library masterlists. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed Trout Summer (an ALA Notable Children’s Book and Best Book for Young Adults) and the Newbery Honor Book Crazy Lady! She lives in Baltimore, MD.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 4-7 This sequel to Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Atheneum, 1971), written by O'Brien's daughter, continues the NIMH saga with a focus on the second rodent generation: Timothy, Mrs. Frisby's son, and Racso, son of the rebel rat Jenner. On his way to classes at Thorn Valley, Timothy saves Racso's life but is himself severely injured. Both reach the Utopian colony only to discover that the valley and surrounding farms are to be turned into a tourist lake and campgrounds. Insecure and arrogant when he first arrives, Racso learns more than just how to read. In fact it is he who suggests a plan to save the colonysabotaging the dam site computer. Although the rats' plans fail, the dam opening is postponed by a heroic act of Racso's father. While the continuation of the NIMH story is most welcome, Conly's novel lacks the light touch of O'Brien's work, as well as the richness of character development and description. Timothy, for example, is too perfect a mouse to be very interesting, and the leader Nicodemus is often a tedious moralizer. Racso, on the other hand, is most appealing when he gets into trouble. Mrs. Frisby, Jeremy and Mr. Ages are unfortunately peripheral characters in this story. Conly sets the stage for the next sequel, for one reporter appears to believe that the computer was sabotaged by intelligent rats. Perhaps in the next installment, Racso's joie de vivre will rub off on the other rodents of Thorn Valley.Yvonne A. Frey, Peoria Public Lib . , Ill.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jane Leslie Conly
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (1988)
ISBN 10: 0064402452 ISBN 13: 9780064402453
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Leonard Lubin (illustrator). Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Racso, a brash and boastful little rodent, is making his way to Thorn Valley, determined to learn how to read and write and become a hero. His bragging and lies get him off to a bad start, but a crisis gives him the opportunity to prove his mettle. A worthy successor [to Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, a Newbery Medal winner by the author s father]. BL. 1986 Children s Editors Choices (BL) Children s Choices for 1987 (IRA/CBC) Notable 1986 Childrens Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) 1986 Children s Books (NY Public Library) Best Science Fiction/Fantasy 1986 (VOYA). Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780064402453

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jane Leslie Conly
ISBN 10: 0064402452 ISBN 13: 9780064402453
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800644024530000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jane Leslie Conly
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (1988)
ISBN 10: 0064402452 ISBN 13: 9780064402453
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Leonard Lubin (illustrator). Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Racso, a brash and boastful little rodent, is making his way to Thorn Valley, determined to learn how to read and write and become a hero. His bragging and lies get him off to a bad start, but a crisis gives him the opportunity to prove his mettle. A worthy successor [to Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, a Newbery Medal winner by the author s father]. BL. 1986 Children s Editors Choices (BL) Children s Choices for 1987 (IRA/CBC) Notable 1986 Childrens Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) 1986 Children s Books (NY Public Library) Best Science Fiction/Fantasy 1986 (VOYA). Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780064402453

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Conly, Jane Leslie
Published by HarperCollins (1988)
ISBN 10: 0064402452 ISBN 13: 9780064402453
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0064402452

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
3.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.28
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Conly, Jane Leslie
ISBN 10: 0064402452 ISBN 13: 9780064402453
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1988. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780064402453

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
2.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Conly, Jane Leslie
ISBN 10: 0064402452 ISBN 13: 9780064402453
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1988. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780064402453

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
3.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Conly, Jane Leslie
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0064402452 ISBN 13: 9780064402453
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0064402452

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
3.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.67
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Conly, Jane Leslie
ISBN 10: 0064402452 ISBN 13: 9780064402453
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 4789687

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
3.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Conly, Jane Leslie
Published by Harper Collins 1988-07-01 (1988)
ISBN 10: 0064402452 ISBN 13: 9780064402453
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins 1988-07-01, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Bookseller Inventory # 9780064402453B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
2.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.58
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Conly, Jane Leslie
Published by HarperCollins
ISBN 10: 0064402452 ISBN 13: 9780064402453
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0064402452 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132273245

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book