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Redwall

Redwall( )
Author: Jacques, Brian
Series title:Redwall Ser.
ISBN:978-0-09-165090-2
Publication Date:Nov 1986
Publisher:Random House Children's Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $42.99
Book Description:

Redwall Abbey, the tranquil home of a community of mice, is threatened by Cluny the Scourge - the evil one-eyed rat warlord - and his battle-hardened horde of predators. Cluny is certain that Redwall will fall easily to his fearsome armies, but he has reckoned without the courage and strength of the combined forces of Redwall mice and woodland animals; and without the terrifying power of Matthias, a young Redwall novice who treads through Cluny's most dreadful nightmares!

Book Details
Pages:352
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Etc.
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / General
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):14.4 x 22.7 x 4.2 cm
Book Weight:0.6 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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