Tribes of Redwall: Badgers

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The Tribes of Redwall series takes an exciting new look at the wealth of clans-the badgers, the moles, the shrews-that make up the legendary life of Brian Jacques' best-selling series. In this first guide, readers can learn about and celebrate the hidden world of the badger Lords and the badger warrior spirit.

In the tradition of Redwall Map and Riddler and Redwall Friend and Foe, the packet features a detailed 16-page booklet, complete with a wealth of information on badgers, ...

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Overview


The Tribes of Redwall series takes an exciting new look at the wealth of clans-the badgers, the moles, the shrews-that make up the legendary life of Brian Jacques' best-selling series. In this first guide, readers can learn about and celebrate the hidden world of the badger Lords and the badger warrior spirit.

In the tradition of Redwall Map and Riddler and Redwall Friend and Foe, the packet features a detailed 16-page booklet, complete with a wealth of information on badgers, several puzzles, and a quiz to test the knowledge of Redwall fans old and new. Also included is a stunning full-color pullout poster illustrating the badger heroes and heroines profiled in the booklet.

Complete with an introduction by Brian Jacques himself, Tribes of Redwall is a must for any Redwall enthusiast!

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If you ever reveled in the courage of Bella of Brockhall or wondered about the ancestry of Rawnblade Widestripe, this first installment of the Tribes of Redwall series will enlighten you. From the introduction by the one and only Brian Jacques to the detailed descriptions of tribe members, the badger habitat and heroes, Redwall fans will be in their glory. Readers can also test their knowledge with "Badger Bafflers" and try to match the the badgers with their enemies. "The Badger Quiz" challenges true fans as they answer specifics about the characters and the series. This abundant little package includes all this and more. The stunning full-color pullout poster adds another resplendent dimension to the Brian Jacques universe.
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Brian Jacques's The Tribes of Redwall Badgers, illus. by Peter Standley, reveals the animals' secret societies. A pullout poster and badger quiz is also included in this tidy booklet. (Feb.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399238529
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Series: Redwall Series
  • Edition description: Book and Poster
  • Pages: 24
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Jacques
Following in the grand tradition of Watership Down, Brian Jacques’ bestselling Redwall books star animals in medieval England who must protect their home against evil. Equal parts enchanting fantasy and morality tale, these adventure-filled books have captivated readers worldwide.

Biography

The drawings that open the chapters in a Redwall book may look sweet, but Brian Jacques' fantasies are not for the faint of heart. Adventure, peril, betrayal, and downright slaughter abound in these hefty novels about the creatures -- mice, hares, moles, badgers, and sparrows -- who inhabit Redwall Abbey in medieval England.

Brian Jacques has had a life nearly as exciting as that of some of his characters: After dropping out of school in his native Liverpool at the age of 15, he traveled the world as a merchant seaman, visiting ports from America to Asia. Upon returning to England, he held a wide variety of jobs, from railway fireman to boxer among them. In the 1960s, he and his two brothers formed the Liverpool Fishermen, a folksinging group. Jacques also tried his hand as a playwright, producing several stage plays -- Brown Bitter, Wet Nellies, Scouse – about native Liverpudlians.

The Redwall stories, which were to earn him legions of fans, were born out of his time as a volunteer storyteller at the Royal Wavertree School for the Blind in Liverpool. Jacques maintains that his detailed writing style was developed here; he was forced to be as descriptive as possible, so his audience would be able to experience his stories as if they could see. He created the first Redwall story as a gift to the children of the school, but never intended to publish it commercially. Fortunately for his many fans on both sides of the Atlantic, a friend sent his first manuscript to a publisher, and the rousing series took off in England in 1986 and in the U.S. the following year with Redwall.

Jacques takes issue with the notion that his books are "fantasy" fiction, a description that he says "smacks of swords and sorcery and dungeons and dragons. . . . I like to think of my books as old-fashioned adventures that happened ‘Once upon a time, long ago and far away.'"

The novels appeal generally to an audience of nine- to fifteen-year-olds, but have admirers both younger and older. The tales pivot on the conflict between good and evil; good invariably triumphs. Indeed, morality issues are always clear in Jacques' books: cruelty, greed, and avarice are eradicated in all forms; bravery, loyalty, and resourcefulness reap rewards aplenty. When it comes to characters, though, Jacques is less simplistic: Martin the Warrior, who through his courage and cunning rose to become the noblest hero in the land, is given to impetuousness, and the miscreant Cluny has both good and bad sides, a la Long John Silver.

For female readers, the Redwall books can be extra satisfying. His female creatures are as adventurous as the males: they don't faint into their male counterparts' arms, but explore, swashbuckle, and rescue on their own. In Mariel of Redwall (1991), the courageous girl mousechild Mariel, thrown overboard by the Gabool, leader of the evil pirate Searats, exacts her own brand of revenge.

Jacques' usually swift pace sometimes comes to a slogging halt with extraordinarily detailed descriptions of the legendary Redwall feasts, right down to the last acorn and drop of buttercup and honey cordial. But the author is redeemed by his delicate interweaving of subplots, his memorable menagerie, his rollicking sense of adventure, and his ability to transport the reader into an entirely different world, a world that, as one critic for The New York Times put it, "is both an incredible and ingratiating place, one to which readers will doubtless cheerfully return."

Good To Know

Brian Jacques wrote his books in longhand or on a manual typewriter, or, if the weather permits, outdoors.

Despite his success as an author, Jacques continued to broadcast the weekly radio show, Jakestown, that he hosted before he wrote the Redwall books.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      June 15, 1939
    2. Place of Birth:
      Liverpool, England
    1. Date of Death:
      February 5, 2011
    2. Place of Death:
      Liverpool, England
    1. Education:
      St. John’s School, Liverpool, England
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2006

    It is sooo good!

    It tells me all the badgers before Taggerung and I love it!But the quiz is easy(it you read all the books)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2003

    Redwall rocks!!!!

    all redwall books rule, and the booklets are great too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2002

    Badgers

    This booklet is GREAT. It helps you understand Salamandstron and all the badgers. Then it tests your real knowledge with a fun Quiz Outstanding artwork which makes the badgers real!

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