Redwall

Redwall

Book - 2002
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"When the peaceful life of 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 : Firebird, 2002, c1986
ISBN: 9780099512004
0099512009
Characteristics: 351 p. : ill. ( ; 24cm
Additional Contributors: Howell, Troy - Illustrator

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re_discover
Sep 29, 2017

Brian Jacques' series was popular in high school, but I did not read it at that time, so I decided to include it in my 2017 Reading Challenge under the category, "book about an animal." Redwall is a very stereotypical adventure story. The protagonist is male and an orphan, has no faults, saves the day, and gets the girl.

GCPL_Youth Jul 28, 2017

The book that started it all! We love this tale of adventure, bravery, and honor. Who knew woodland creatures led such dramatic lives?

robin987 Jun 29, 2017

This is a great series for those who love adventure books!

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Tabaqui
May 17, 2017

First of all, I love this whole series. That said, I find Redwall (the first book) somewhat lacking in the charm that characterizes the other books of the series. It's also fairly violent, more so then some of the other books. Personally, I would recommend starting with Mossflower, which is my favorite book of the series. The whole series is filled with adventure, but the loyalty, honesty, and friendship of the characters stands out even more. The good characters are good. The evil characters can be *quite* evil, though, so I wouldn't recommend these for young children. Still, the amazing adventures, moral characters, and wonderful writing make this series absolutely unforgettable. Eulaliaaa!

This is definitely one of my favorite books of all time. While I enjoy the whole series, there's something special about this one, and honestly, part of it is because the world wasn't fully developed yet, and so the book was written somewhat differently than any of the later entries in the series were. I highly recommend this exciting and highly enjoyable work of art full of unlikely heroes, despicable villains, intense battles, memorable songs and poems (more in later books than in this one), and absolutely delicious-sounding food (read the introduction to The Redwall Cookbook to see why food gets such a major role in this series). Some younger readers might be put off by the very evil antagonists, who can be quite frightening and in this book specifically occasionally need their mouths washed out. All in all, I consider this book to be a masterwork that also makes an excellent read-aloud. Redwaaaaaaalllll!!!

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KSW0211
Feb 07, 2017

I'm in love with this book. I read it ages ago when I was in grade school sometime. I wanted to reminisce so I decided to give the series another go as an adult and I wasn't disappointed. I have a love for Matthias and the rest of the Redwall gang as they deal with antagonists like Cluny and Asmodeus. It's a great book that you'll enjoy whether your young or old. If you like fantasy novels, this is definitely for you!

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Always_a_MarySue
Nov 14, 2016

I love this book. It was really amazing! I think this and Martin the Warrior are totally my favorites!

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Martin_the_warrior
Jul 03, 2016

Best book ever

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blue_zebra_1060
Aug 20, 2015

this book was really good because its filled with adventure,warriors, and amazing characters.

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SamKuzma
May 19, 2015

the Redwall books are Amazing!!!! I have read most of them 3 times and I still haven't got bored of them!

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Apr 30, 2014

Violence: this book is a 9 and up book

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