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Books by Robert C. O'Brien

  • Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

    Robert C. O'Brien

    Product Code: AKHVL
    Paperback 9 years +
    A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting new covers and fun-filled endnotes. A fabulous adventure for children by Robert C. O'Brien about super-intelligent rats. They are not like other rats. They work at night, in secret...Time is running out for Mrs Frisby. She must move her family of mice before the farmer destroys their home. But her youngest son, Timothy, is too ill to survive the move. Help comes in the unexpected form of a group of mysterious, super-intelligent rats. But the rats are in danger too, and little by little Mrs Frisby discovers their extraordinary past...Robert C. O'Brien was, in private life, Robert Conly, senior assistant editor of National Geographic Magazine where he worked for over twenty years. He wrote three books for children and one for adults and won the Newbery Medal for Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh, filmed as The Secrets of Nimh. Robert C. O'Brien died in 1973. Also available in A Puffin Book: Goodnight Mister Tom and Back Home by Michelle Magorian; Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little And The Trumpet Of The Swan by E. B. White; The Borrowers by Mary Norton; Stig Of The Dump by Clive King; Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor; A Dog So Small by Philippa Pearce; Gobbolino by Ursula Moray Williams; Carrie's War by Nina Bawden; Mrs Frisby and The Rats Of Nimh by Richard C O'brien; A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'engle; The Cay by Theodore Taylor; Tarka The Otter by Henry Williamson; Watership Down by Richard Adams; Smith by Leon Garfield; The Neverending Story by Michael Ende; Annie by Thomas Meehan; and The Family From One End Street by Eve Garnett.
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  • Z for Zachariah

    Robert C. O'Brien

    Product Code: AUODK
    Paperback 11 years +
    This bestselling sci-fi classic is part of Penguin's Originals collection and tells the story of a girl facing life in a post-nuclear holocaust world.

    Ann Burden has been living alone in a valley for over a year - until Loomis, a scientist in a radiation-proof suit, arrives. She hopes they will be companions but his behaviour becomes increasingly threatening as he attacks her, cuts off her food supply and tries to bring her under his control.

    Although there may be no one else alive, Ann steals his suit and leaves the valley in search of humanity...
    • £7.69
    • RRP £7.99
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