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A Redwall Winter's Tale

A Redwall Winter's Tale( )
Author: Jacques, Brian
Illustrator: Denise, Christopher
ISBN:978-0-09-176948-2
Publication Date:Nov 2001
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Vintage
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $37.95
Book Description:

The best-selling Redwall books have captivated readers everywhere and received universal acclaim. The first book in the series Redwall was Brian Jacques' first novel, and was inspired by the desire to write the sort of book he himself enjoyed reading as a child. Brian Jacques has acquired a long list of awards for his Redwall series. However, an equally important testimony to his success and the appeal of his books is the thousands of letters he receives from children who have...
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Book Details
Pages:64
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Etc.
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):14.5 x 22.5 x 1.5 cm
Book Weight:0.295 Kilograms
Author Biography
Jacques, Brian (Author)
Brian Jacques was born in Liverpool, England on June 15, 1939. After he finished St. John's School at the age of fifteen, he became a merchant seaman and travelled to numerous ports including New York, Valparaiso, San Francisco, and Yokohama. Tiring of the lonely life of a sailor, he returned to Liverpool where he worked as a railway fireman, a longshoreman, a long-distance truck driver, a bus driver, a boxer, a police constable, a postmaster, and a stand-up comic. During the sixties, he was a member of the folk singing group The Liverpool Fishermen. He wrote both poetry and music, but he began his writing career in earnest as a playwright. His three stage plays Brown Bitter, Wet Nellies, and Scouse have been performed at the Everyman Theatre.

He wrote Redwall for the children at the Royal Wavertree School for the Blind in Liverpool, where he delivered milk as a truck driver. His style of writing is very descriptive, because of the nature of his first audience, for whom he painted pictures with words, so that they could see them in their imaginations. After Alan Durband, his childhood English teacher, read Redwall, he showed it to a publisher without telling Jacques. This event led to a contract for the first five books in the Redwall series. He also wrote the Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series. He died on February 5, 2011.

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