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The Rescuers

(1959)
(The first book in the Miss Bianca series)
A novel by

 
 
Miss Bianca is a white mouse of great beauty and supreme self-confidence, who, courtesy of her excellent young friend, the ambassador's son, resides luxuriously in a porcelain pagoda painted with violets, primroses, and lilies of the valley. Miss Bianca would seem to be a pampered creature, and not, you would suppose, the mouse to dispatch on an especially challenging and extraordinarily perilous mission. However, it is precisely Miss Bianca that the Prisoner's Aid Society (we all know, don't we, that mice are the friends of prisoners, tending to their needs in dungeons and oubliettes everywhere) picks out for the job of rescuing a Norwegian poet imprisoned in the legendarily dreadful Black Castle. Miss Bianca, after all, is a poet too, and in any case she is due to travel any day now by diplomatic pouch to Norway. There Miss Bianca will be able to enlist one Nils, known to be bravest mouse in the land, in a desperate and daring endeavor that will take them, together with their trusty companion Bernard, across turbulent seas and over the paws and under maws of cats into one of the darkest places known to man or mouse. It will take everything they've got and a good deal more to escape with their own lives, leave aside the poet.

Margery Sharp's classic tale of pluck, luck, and derring-do is amply and beautifully illustrated by the great Garth Williams.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

July 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Rescuers (New York Review Books Children's Collection)
Author(s): Margery Sharp
ISBN: 1-59017-460-7 / 978-1-59017-460-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYR Children's Collection
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April 2006 : USA Hardback

Title: The Rescuers
Author(s): Margery Sharp
ISBN: 0-316-00055-8 / 978-0-316-00055-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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December 1990 : USA Hardback

Title: The Rescuers
Author(s): Margery Sharp
ISBN: 0-8446-6412-X / 978-0-8446-6412-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Inc
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August 1977 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Rescuers (Disney's Wonderful World of Reading)
Author(s): Walt Disney Productions, Margery Sharp
ISBN: 0-394-83456-9 / 978-0-394-83456-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
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December 1959 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Rescuers
Author(s): Margery Sharp
ISBN: 0-00-184701-5 / 978-0-00-184701-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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June 1959 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Rescuers
Author(s): Margery Sharp
ISBN: 0-316-78314-5 / 978-0-316-78314-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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1959 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Rescuers: A Fantasy
Author(s): Margery Sharp
ISBN: 0-9657306-0-3 / 978-0-9657306-0-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown
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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rescuers (New York Review Books Children's Collection)
Author(s): Margery Sharp
ISBN: 1-68137-007-7 / 978-1-68137-007-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Kids
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September 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rescuers (Collins Modern Classics)
Author(s): Margery Sharp
ISBN: 0-00-736409-1 / 978-0-00-736409-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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April 2007 : USA Paperback

Title: The Rescuers
Author(s): Margery Sharp
ISBN: 0-316-00058-2 / 978-0-316-00058-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
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2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rescuers/Miss Bianca/The Turret
Author(s): Margery Sharp
ISBN: 0-9650731-9-X / 978-0-9650731-9-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Quality Paperback Book Club
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October 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Collins Modern Classics - The Rescuers
Author(s): Margery Sharp
ISBN: 0-00-712668-9 / 978-0-00-712668-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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April 1994 : USA Paperback

Title: The Rescuers
Author(s): Margery Sharp
ISBN: 0-316-78355-2 / 978-0-316-78355-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
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June 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rescuers 3 in 1
Author(s): Margery Sharp
ISBN: 0-00-674626-8 / 978-0-00-674626-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins
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December 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rescuers
Author(s): Margery Sharp
ISBN: 0-00-674203-3 / 978-0-00-674203-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Young Lions
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1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rescuers
Author(s): Margery Sharp [illustrations by Garth Williams]
ISBN: 1-4849-7335-6 / 978-1-4849-7335-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown, 1987
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December 1973 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rescuers, The
Author(s): Margery Sharp
ISBN: 0-440-47378-0 / 978-0-440-47378-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
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September 1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: Miss Bianca and the Rescuers
Author(s): Margery Sharp
ISBN: 0-440-45689-4 / 978-0-440-45689-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell Publishing Co.
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October 1977 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rescuers (Lions)
Author(s): Margery Sharp
ISBN: 0-00-671001-8 / 978-0-00-671001-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lions
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Audio Editions

1995 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Rescuers
Author(s): Margery Sharp
ISBN: 0-7887-0208-4 / 978-0-7887-0208-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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1995 : USA Audio CD
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Title: the rescuers
Author(s): Marjorie Sharp
ISBN: 0-7887-4211-6 / 978-0-7887-4211-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Rescuers (Collins Modern Classics)
Author(s): Margery Sharp
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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December 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Rescuers (New York Review Books Children's Collection)
Author(s): Margery Sharp
Publisher: NYR Children's Collection
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