Thursday, January 1, 2009

Book Review: Redwall

Author: Brian Jacques
Review by Lauren Tatum, 12 years old
October 12-13, 2003

Redwall takes place in Mossflower in the Summer of the Late Rose. The main character and hero in this story is Matthias. The other main characters are Father Abbot, Brother Metuselah, Cluny, Constance, Cornflower, Basil, and Ambrose Spike.

The conflict was that Cluny the Scourge was coming to Redwall Abbey to conquer and destroy. The climax was when Matthisfound out the mystery of the Sword of Martin.

My favorite character was Matthia, because he was a brave little mouse who saved the whole Abbey. Brian Jacques was really creative when he was writing the story plot. Everything was so greatly detailed that it pulled you into the book. All Tolkien fans would love these books. It is a Middle-Earth style format, but with mice and other animals. I love stories about animals who have their own "civilization".

"Jacques creates an animal world as compelling as that of The Wind in the Willows...(An) Epic Adventure that will keep fans of Tolkien and King arthur tales engaged to the final battle." -- Publishers Weekly

Other Books Brian Jacques Wrote
Redwall Series:
Redwall, 1986
Mossflower, 1988
Mattimeo, 1989
Mariel of Redwall, 1991
Salamandastron, 1992
Martin the Warrior, 1993
The Bellmaker, 1994
Outcast of Redwall, 1995
The Pearls of Lutra, 1996
The Long Patrol, 1997
Marlfox, 1998
The Legend of Luke, 1999
Lord Brocktree, 2000
The Taggerung, 2001
Triss, 2002
Loamhedge, 2003
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