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Redwall

Jacques, Brian

(Book - 1987)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Redwall
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When the peaceful life in and around ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 1987, c1986.
ISBN: 0399214240
9780142302378
Branch Call Number: J JAC
Characteristics: 351 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Chalk, Gary

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Aug 09, 2014
  • jtalley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is the one that started them all! I first read this book when I was ten years old, and it remains one of my favorites to this day. The redwall series is amazing. They are beyond magical.

May 23, 2014
  • AtomicSpatula rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A revolutionary concept for personified literature, Redwall is a great fantasy novel series. However, as many have seen, the first novel is a bit rough, most likely due to the fact that this is the very first novel and perhaps the author's style was just flowering. However, although this is supposed to be a fantasy novel, the concept of all the "creatures" being good of heart and all the "vermin" being, well, vermin, could be considered a bit disturbing if taken seriously, and this concept is existent throughout the entire series and can even be taken to extremes, like, for instance, in the Rogue Crew, where the sea otters of the high north coast often kill any vermin they come across, assuming that they are always evil, despite the fact that there have been a few misunderstood, but kind hearted "vermin" present a few times in the series. I am unsure if this is intentional racism within a novel, but considering it is only fantasy, I wouldn't think too hard on it or it might just ruin the series for you. Despite this though, I have thoroughly enjoyed this series over the years; however, in terms of this specific novel, it is a decent read, full of adventure and life, but can be a little rough and wordy.

Mar 29, 2014
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

ultra boring

Feb 14, 2014
  • jeanner222 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Though I have seen these books at the library many times, I had no idea what the series was about.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered that Redwall is an abbey, and the main character is a young mouse named Matthias. Matthias is an unlikely hero with his floppy sandals and oversized novice’s habit.

But Matthias will be a hero. His chance to shine comes when Cluny the Scourge (!) decides to attack Redwall. Matthias must work together with his woodland friends to foil the attempts by the frightening one-eyed rodent and his army.

This is a cute story, but WAY TOO WORDY for juvenile readers. It is too wordy for me to ever consider reading the next entry in the series.

Jul 24, 2013
  • heidirogers rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book. Also great for traveling on a plane or in a car to pass the time. Can't wait to watch the movie and read the next one!

May 13, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

boring

My sons have thoroughly enjoyed this as a read-aloud, though I (as an adult) found it a little cheesy in places. It's very heavy on honor and morals, but has enough action to keep the kiddos interested (though it begins slowly). The vocabulary level is fairly advanced, but they're still planning to read more of the series independently.

Feb 20, 2013
  • jdel24 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was a great book. Fun and well-written.

Jul 30, 2012
  • _hollister_ rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

interesting but boring at parts

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Jul 15, 2008
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