Welcome to Redwall Abbey. Inside its enormous doors, mice live in peace, helping those in need and throwing epic feasts for the great and the good of Mossflower Woods. But outside a grave threat is gathering. An army of evil rats led by a vicious, one-eyed warlord, is on its way. Matthias is just one little mouse but he knows it'll take more than ...Read MoreWelcome to Redwall Abbey. Inside its enormous doors, mice live in peace, helping those in need and throwing epic feasts for the great and the good of Mossflower Woods. But outside a grave threat is gathering. An army of evil rats led by a vicious, one-eyed warlord, is on its way. Matthias is just one little mouse but he knows it'll take more than stones and mouse-sized arrows to keep the rats at bay. Enlisting the help of a military hare, wild sparrows and argumentative stoats, Matthias sets out to defend his freedom, his friends, and the abbey he calls home. Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can learn to make a Redwall Abbey pudding! Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from Peter Pan and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.Read Less
We have some paperback copies of Redwall in our school library and one rebound paperback, but the type is so dense, it puts the kids off. This is the perfect size to entice the kids to start on the Redwall Saga. Brian Jacques books are some of my favorites in the library. He is a grand storyteller.
Nov 9, 2007
Martin the reincarnated
This is a lively adventure of a timid monastery mouse who may be walking in the steps of the monastery's founder Martin the Warrior. Will Matthias be able to find the sword of Martin and help defeat the rat Cluny and his brood? Will he be able to save Redwall? A fantasy reminiscent of Watership Down, Redwall captures the imagination for both adults and young adults. The fantasy elements are all there-- the timid hero, the quest, the fight between good and evil, and a sword of power. I find this book most refreshing after floundering in other fantasy for years. If you love animals this is the book for you.
Apr 6, 2007
Sorry I missed this one!
The set of books that came after Redwall apparently came out when I was younger, but I never heard of them until my son fell in love with the series. I got a audio version of this bok to take on a long family trip at his request, and I was hooked too. These are amazingly crafted fantasy novels with animals as the main characters in a setting that just inspires the imagination. Redwall is packed with adventure, intrigue, and intimacy that is not very common in novels that bridge the gap between adults and younger readers. If you enjoy a medival type adventure novel and have kids around 11 to 13 years old. This book is a wonderful opportunity to find some common ground and talk about a book you both read recently with out involving homework. Also great for younger kids with vivid imaginations, but a harder read for them. A great novel to read to the younger kids to keep them begging for the next time you sit together to read.
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