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Robert C. O'Brien

  • 5 stars across 8 books
    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.
    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... More

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    3rd July 2014

    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 ... More

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    1st March 1986

    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

    Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, is faced with a terrible problem. She must move her family to the... More

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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 ... More

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    4th August 2016

    Z For Zachariah

    A powerful post-apocalyptic novel in which nuclear war has devastated America. Z FOR ZACHARIAH by Robert C. O'Brien is o... More

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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... More

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    1st March 1971

    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

    Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, is faced with a terrible problem. She must move her family to the... More

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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.... More

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