Brand: Ace Books

Product Code: 9780441011902

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Brief Description:
While a group of adventurers from Redwall seeks out the ancient abbey of Loamhedge in hopes of curing a young haremaid's paralysis, Redwall is besieged by vermin.

Biographical Note:
Brian Jacques was both a master storyteller and a jack-of-all-trades. He lived the life of a sailor, actor, stand-up comedian, radio host, bobby, even a bus driver. He was the recipient of an honorary doctorate in literature from the University of Liverpool and a New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-five books for younger readers, including the wildly popular Redwall series. Dr. Jacques was a lifelong resident of Liverpool, England.

Marc Notes:
An Ace book--T.p. verso.;While a group of adventurers from Redwall seeks out the ancient abbey of Loamhedge in hopes of curing a young haremaid's paralysis, Redwall is besieged by vermin.;009-012.

Review Quotes:
Praise for the Redwall series

"Brian Jacques has the true fantasy writer's ability to create a wholly new and believable world." - School Library Journal

"The medieval world of Redwall Abbey--where gallant mouse warriors triumph over evil invaders--has truly become the stuff of legend." - Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"A grand adventure story. Once the reader is hooked, there is no peace until the final page." - Chicago Sun-Times

"Jacques's effortless, fast-paced narrative gets its readers quickly hooked. He clearly loves this other world he has created--there's a genius sense of involvement and care (lots of lovingly descriptive passages), as well as an overflowing, driving imagination." - Birmingham Post

"Redwall is both an incredible and ingratiating place, one to which readers will doubtless cheerfully return." - New York Times Book Review

"An excellent adventure with an enlightened conscience. Brilliantly complex. With vibrant and distinct animal characters, Jacques's classically inspired plot-weaving achieves virtuosity." - Publishers Weekly

"Only a churl would reject this morality play in fur." - Kirkus Reviews

"Filled with the kind of vibrant storytelling that fans of Jacques have come to expect. His dialogue is lively and delightful to read rich in detail that the sights and sounds and smells of the adventure pull the reader in." - Grand Rapids Press (MI)

"A richly imagined world in which bloody battles vie for attention with copious feasting and tender romancing. Where males and females are heroes and warriors. Where the young triumph and the old endure. Where intelligence is as valued as strength and wit is frequently more important than size...[Jacques] continues to surprise and delight with intriguing plots and fresh faces." - Cincinnati Enquirer

"The Knights of the Round Table with paws." - The Sunday Times (London)

Publisher Marketing:
New York Times bestselling author Brian Jacques gives us another tales of Redwall, filled with "The Knights of the Round Table with paws" (The Sunday Times) along with their friends and enemies.

In this sixteenth Redwall adventure, Martha Braebuck, a young hare-maid, wheelchair bound since infancy, wonders about a mysterious old poem relating to the ancient abbey of Loamhedge--and whether it may hold the key to her cure.

Review Citations:
  • PW Notes and Reprints 07/21/2003 pg. 198 (EAN 9780399237249, Hardcover)
  • Kliatt 09/01/2003 pg. 8 (EAN 9780399237249, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 09/15/2003 pg. 236 (EAN 9780399237249, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 10/01/2003 pg. 168 (EAN 9780399237249, Hardcover)
  • Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2003 pg. 748 (EAN 9780399237249, Hardcover)
  • Voice of Youth Advocates 12/01/2003 pg. 412 (EAN 9780399237249, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2003 pg. 95 (EAN 9780399237249, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2004 pg. 95 (EAN 9780399237249, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly 07/21/2003 (EAN 9780399237249, Hardcover)