Redwall by Brian JacquesRedwall by Brian Jacques

Redwall

byBrian Jacques

Mass Market Paperback | June 15, 1998

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The book that inspired a legend—the first novel in the bestselling saga of Redwall.

Welcome to Mossflower Wood, where the gentle mice have gathered to celebrate a year of peace and abundance. All is well…until a sinister shadow falls across the ancient stone abbey of Redwall. It is rumored that Cluny is coming—Cluny, the terrible one-eyed rat and his savage horde—Cluny, who has vowed to conquer Redwall Abbey! The only hope for the besieged mice lies in the lost sword of the legendary Martin the Warrior. And so begins the epic quest of a bumbling young apprentice—a courageous mouse who would rise up, fight back…and become a legend himself.

“The medieval world of Redwall Abbey—where gallant mouse warriors triumph over evil invaders—has truly become the stuff of legend.” –Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Brian Jacques was both a master storyteller and a jack-of-all-trades. He lived the life of a sailor, actor, stand-up comedian, radio host, bobby, even a bus driver. He was the recipient of an honorary doctorate in literature from the University of Liverpool and a New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-five books for youn...
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Title:RedwallFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:333 pages, 6.76 × 4.18 × 0.98 inPublished:June 15, 1998Publisher:Ace Books

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ISBN - 10:0441005489

ISBN - 13:9780441005482

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I devoured these as kid Every time I went to the library I hoped to find a new tale of redwall I hadn't read
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my favourite childhood series I had almost all the Redwall books growing up and read them multiple times. A great gateway to the world of fantasy novels
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from REDWALL!!! Still my all time favourite mega series. I could read every single book over and over again. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love ALL the Redwall books! I loved the books, and the cartoon series! These books made up my youth. I have read all of them and plan to re-read them for eternity. My favourite of all was Triss. Which was also, although out of sequence, my first ever Redwall novel.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Magnificent Book...sniff Redwall is the magnificent story of the siege of Redwall. It's exciting (after the first few chapters), absorbing and brilliantly written. The plot's great, the characters are excellent, and the story is overall wonderful.
Date published: 2005-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT BOOK this was the first book i read in the redwall series and it was AWESOME!! i dont own too many redwall books (only four:( )but i've read alot and i want to own them all!
Date published: 2003-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Redwall- a classic in books for sure I read Redwall. It was the first I read out of the Redwall searies. All I have to say is, AMAZING. It contains adventure and much more. But not for the type looking for comedy.
Date published: 2002-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Redwall - Excellent read I just finished reading "Redwall" while on a trip. I had seen the cartoon advertised but never really heard much about the book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I can't wait until my children are a little older so I can read it aloud to them. I am a teacher and would definitely recommend this book for individual or group reading/study. It is captivating from beginning to end. The characters are wonderfully engaging. You will hate Cluny and love the heroes of Redwall. I am looking forward to reading more of the series.
Date published: 2001-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Tale of Redwall ...Redwall a great book
Date published: 2000-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Redwall was the best book I have ever read to date Redwall was the first book I had ever read in the"tales of Redwall" series and it got me hooked ! To date I own every single "Tales of Redwall" book and I can't WAIT to get my hands on the next one !! I just couldn't put this book down and I almost yelled for joy when Cluny the Scourge fell out of that tree! Brian Jaques combines mystery and fantasy in an epic novel that is sure to be a classic in the years to come and have children and adults alike shouting for more "Tales of Redwall"
Date published: 2000-07-24

Editorial Reviews

“Brian Jacques has the true fantasy writer’s ability to create a wholly new and believable world.” –School Library Journal “Jacques extols the virtues of honor and valor…[The Redwall Novels] are a good read, with enticing maps, plenty of songs, a dose of natural history, and loads of excitement, charm, and humor.” –The Irish Times “Wonderfully imaginative.” –The New York Times Book Review “Children are privileged to enter the rich world of Redwall and Mossflower. So are the parents who get to come along.” –The Boston Phoenix “A grand adventure story. Once the reader is hooked, there is no peace until the final page.” –Chicago Sun-Times “Old-fashioned swashbuckling adventure.” –Locus “The Redwall books…add a touch of chivalry and adventure reminiscent of the King Arthur stories.” –Arkansas Democrat-Gazette “Filled with rousing adventure, strong characters, and vibrant settings.” –The Boston Sunday Globe “Packed with action and imbued with warmth…richly inventive.” –Kirkus Reviews “Jacques’s effortless, fast-paced narrative gets its readers quickly hooked. He clearly loves this other world he has created—there’s a genius sense of involvement and care (lots of lovingly descriptive passages), as well as an overflowing, driving imagination.” –Birmingham Post “A richly imagined world in which bloody battles vie for attention with copious feasting and tender romancing.” –The Cincinnati Enquirer