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.
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Date of Birth:
June 15, 1939
Place of Birth:
St. John’s School, Liverpool, England
American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, 1987; School Library Journal Best Book, 1987; Parents’ Choice Honor Book for Literature, 1987
Brian Jacques's official web site
|Aspiring Redwall Characters Take Note...|
|Jacques says some of his tales are based on real life stories from war and the sea. But real life crops up in smaller ways, too: "Many characters are drawn from his fans from around the world," he says on his web site. "Samkim is Samantha Kim. Arula is Laura, a fan who sent in a whole list of reasons why she would make a great character."|
|The Best Book to Read First||Redwall for Younger Readers|
|The Legend of Luke|
Brian Jacques, Fangorn (Illustrator)
A good place to start is this “prequel" going back to the beginnings of the mythical Redwall saga with the story of Martin the Warrior’s father, Luke, the granddaddy of the warrior mice.
|The Great Redwall Feast|
Brian Jacques, Christopher Denise (Illustrator)
Jacques created this picturebook and another, A Redwall Winter's Tale, both of which take place outside the series storyline and offer a lighter, verse-based visit with Redwall Abbey and its inhabitants. Here, the animals prepare a surprise feast in honor of the abbot.
|Photo by Mark Jacques, M.A.||