Search Results: "Brian Jacques"


BOOK REVIEW

BRIAN NINE by Craig L. DeLue
Released: Dec. 12, 2011

"DeLue proves to be a wizard of his craft as he builds Carpella into a world imbued with natural human emotion, savory plotlines, memorable characters, history-changing situations, a fight for freedom and everlasting glory in this epic page-turner."
In DeLue's debut, teenagers Brian Nine and Will Star are onboard a spaceship when a bolt of lightning causes an accidental launch and the subsequent discovery of a new, inhabited planet. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF LUKE by Brian Jacques
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"The formulas are gratifyingly intact as Martin discovers, as all fatherless children hope to, that his parent had not abandoned him, but heroically sacrificed his life for the welfare of others. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The 12th book in the animated epic about the inhabitants and friends and enemies of Redwall Abbey, this is a grand, seafaring odyssey about Martin the mouse warrior and his treacherous return to the place of his youth. Read full book review >

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BRIAN BORU by Morgan Llywelyn
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A satisfying tale of majesty and magic. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 12+)"
Adapted from the author's bestselling adult title Lion of Ireland (1980), about the charismatic man who united the Irish under his rule in the tenth century. Read full book review >

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TAGGERUNG by Brian Jacques
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It's great fun, and not just for Redwall fans. (Fiction. 10+)"
Otters star in the 14th Redwall adventure (The Legend of Luke, 2000, etc.), holding the line against evil in their make-believe world. Read full book review >

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THE ROGUE CREW by Brian Jacques
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Familiar, perhaps formulaic, but a nonetheless rousing read from the late Jacques. (Animal fantasy. 9-12)"
Animal warriors band together against innovative corsairs in this 22nd novel set in the richly detailed world of Redwall. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2004

"Lovers of the Redwall and Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series will want to read these stories, which will appeal most strongly to Jacques's fans. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Jacques turns his storytelling talents from the world of animal fantasy to the sphere of human and animal monsters in this collection of six weird tales. Read full book review >

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CASTAWAYS OF THE FLYING DUTCHMAN by Brian Jacques
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Zesty, but ultimately unsatisfying. (Fiction. 10+)"
Abandoning the world of Redwall, Jacques's (Lord Brocktree, 2000, etc.) newest novel is a treasure hunt, preceded by a seafaring legend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACQUES COUSTEAU by Brad Matsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"Well short of definitive, but an entertaining summary of Cousteau's life and career."
A warm biography of one of the icons of the environmental movement. Read full book review >

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JACQUES LACAN by Elisabeth Roudinesco
NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 1997

"An encyclopedic biography most likely to appeal to experts, but enlivened by portraits of Lacan's mercurial personality and behavior. (22 photos, not seen)"
An exhaustive, partisan, and clinical treatment of the psychoanalyst who became one of France's most famous intellectuals by flamboyantly combining Freudianism, linguistics, and structuralism. Read full book review >

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JACQUES AND DE BEANSTALK by Mike Artell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Try Feliciana Feydra LeRoux, by Tynia Thomassie (1995), or Chicken Joy on Redbean Road, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by Melissa Sweet (2007), instead. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Artell and Harris (The Three Little Cajun Pigs, 2003, etc.) once again attempt a Cajun twist on a familiar folktale, beginning as usual with a glossary of Cajun words and their pronunciations along with guidelines for reading the story aloud. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL’S COMMAND by Brian Jacques
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"May his readers be legion. (Fiction. 10+)"
Buccaneers and privateers, Carib hunters with poisoned darts, killer sharks, fiends, angels, and insane Captain Vanderdecken of the ghost ship Flying Dutchman converge in this rousing second installment in Jacques's Castaways of the Flying Dutchman (2001). Read full book review >

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THE LONG PATROL by Brian Jacques
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 23, 1998

"Fans will find characters and connections from previous books, the familiar thick dialect, delicious language, dashing action, and the comforting happy ending they've learned to expect. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A hastily assembled band of shrews, hedgehogs, and squirrels, led by a detachment of hares from the Long Patrol, marches out to defend Redwall Abbey from a horde of vicious rats in Jacques's latest installment (The Pearls of Lutra, p. 59, etc.). Read full book review >