Search Results: "Brian Jacques"


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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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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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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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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 >

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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 >

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SALAMANDASTRON by Brian Jacques
ANIMALS
Released: March 24, 1993

"Speech patterns, feasts, offended dignity, voices from afar, and mysterious swords are recycled from book to book; but then, that's half the charm. (Fiction. 9+)"
Here they come again, those fiercely determined animals of Mossflower wood and its environs: intrepid or villainous, buckling their swashes, smiling sly grins, declaiming their resolution, and, above all, eating (``scoffin' '') their way through hazelnuts, raspberries, cream, ale, and other bounty. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT REDWALL FEAST by Brian Jacques
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 27, 1996

"The mentions of favorite characters seem intended for readers of the novels, but the book's real use may be to introduce a new generation to the Redwall family. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Anyone familiar with Jacques's Redwall series will have fond memories of the mouthwatering feasts prepared for every celebration: damson pie with meadowcream, hazelnut tart, and beetroot soup. Read full book review >

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MARTIN THE WARRIOR by Brian Jacques
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 9, 1994

"Enjoy. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The generic Jacques yarn features an intrepid mouse aided by a stalwart squirrel, a bumbling, country-accented but doughty mole or hedgehog, and a seemingly foppish but actually steely hare; these precious few face a monstrous warlord (here, a weasel) and his motley crew. Read full book review >

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MARIEL OF REDWALL by Brian Jacques
ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 1992

"Mariel marries Dandin, peace returns to Redwall, and it would be churlish to complain. (Fiction. 9+)"
In volume four of the Redwall Abbey saga, peace is threatened when Mariel—a fierce young mousemaid who's lost her name but kept her hatred for Gabool, the pirate rat king—arrives worn and half-starved. Read full book review >

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OUTCAST OF REDWALL by Brian Jacques
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 21, 1996

"With the usual black-and-white chapter decorations throughout, the book is written to formula—good trumps evil, but has to count at least one important loss—and many will rate it among the best in the series. (Fiction. 9-14)"
``Eeulaliaaaaaaa!'' echoes the battle cry of Sunflash the Mace, badger warlord and champion of all that is good. Read full book review >