Robert C. O'Brien

Robert C. O'Brien

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Robert C. O'Brien (1918-1973) was, in private life, Robert Leslie Conly, senior assistant editor of National Geographic Magazine where he worked for over twenty years. He was born in New York and lived most of his adult life in Virginia. He wrote three books for children, including the acclaimed MRS FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH which won the prestigious Newbery Medal. His haunting young adult novel Z FOR ZACHARIAH was completed posthumously by his wife, Sally, and daughter, Jane, using the author's notes.
3rd July 2014

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Puffin Classics: the definitive collection of timeless stories, for every child. They are not like other rats. They wor... MoreMrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

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26th February 1998

Z For Zachariah

Nuclear war has devastated America, except for the valley where Ann Burden has been living alone for over a year - until... MoreZ For Zachariah

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25th October 1976

for Zachariah

One of a series of fiction for schools, this is the story of a 16-year-old girl living alone in the aftermath of atomic ... Morefor Zachariah

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1st January 2011

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

They are not like other rats. They work at night, in secret . . .Time is running out for Mrs Frisby. She must move her f... MoreMrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

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1st February 1982

The Secret of Nimh: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

Mrs. Frisby, a field mouse, asks the rats of NIMH to help move her family's home from the path of the farmer's plow.... MoreThe Secret of Nimh: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

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