Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh at a thrift shop for the whopping price of one whole dollar. And surely you've heard me gush about how I adore hardcovers, so, of course, I purchased it. But usually I don't purchase books I haven't read because I need to know I love the book before I commit to it living in my house. Unbelievably I hadn't read Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh. Crazy, right? It's a Newbery winner (a famous and beloved Newbery winner at that) from 1972!
Most people, whether they love to read or not, have read Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh, but even though I had it in my house for over a year, I didn't read it until last month when my daughter and I read it aloud together. Now I'm thrilled that this used-but-still-perfect hardcover lives in my bookcase.
Many times over the last year as I glanced at it, I wondered just who owned this book before me. Now I wonder if they loved the story as much as my daughter and I did. To me, it's one of those classic storylines that kids and adults, generation after generation, will continue to enjoy--as they have for over forty years already. The characters, the setting, the plot . . . they all stand the test of time, which is what "classic" means to me.
So, what about you? Have you read Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh? Did you read it as a kid or as an adult? Do you love it?