Long Patrol ( Redwall #10 )
Originally published: London: Hutchinson Children's Books, 1997.
Tammo, a daring young hare hungry for adventure, is sent with Russa Nodrey, the wandering red squirrel, to join the Long Patrol and defend Salamandastron against the Rapscallion horde.
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.
Originally published: London: Hutchinson Children's Books, 1997.;Ace fantasy--Spine.;Tammo, a daring young hare hungry for adventure, is sent with Russa Nodrey, the wandering red squirrel, to join the Long Patrol and defend Salamandastron against the Rapscallion horde.
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 aloud...so 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)
The tenth installment in the Redwall saga. Tamello De Fformelo wants more than anything to join the Long Patrol, those staunch and stalwart hare warriors who make their home at the top of Salamandastron Mountain. Although he has been told he is too young and inexperienced, Tammo makes his way to Redwall, where the Long Patrol has gathered to protect their beloved Abbey from the great rat Rapscallions. There he learns what life, death, and honor really mean.
New York Times bestselling author Brian Jacques gives us another tale of Redwall, filled with "The Knights of the Round Table with paws" (The Sunday Times) along with their friends and enemies. The murderous Rapscallion army is on the move. Pursued by Lady Cregga Rose Eyes, the Badger Lady of Salamandastron, they are heading inland to take a great prize: the peaceful Abbey of Redwall. But the Long Patrol--that fighting unit of perilous hares--is called out to draw them off...and fight them to death if need be. And the lead sword of the Long Patrol will be taken up by the young, inexperienced hare Tammo--in one of the most ferocious battles Redwall has ever faced...
- Publishers Weekly 12/01/1997 pg. 54 (EAN 9780399231650, Hardcover)
- Booklist 12/15/1997 pg. 694 (EAN 9780399231650, Hardcover)
- Kirkus Review - Children 12/15/1997 pg. 1835 (EAN 9780399231650, Hardcover)
- Booklist 05/15/1998 pg. 1618 (EAN 9780399231650, Hardcover)
- School Library Journal 01/01/1998 pg. 112 (EAN 9780399231650, Hardcover)
- Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/1998 pg. 345 (EAN 9780399231650, Hardcover)
- Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/1998 (EAN 9780399231650, Hardcover)
- Library Journal 04/15/1998 pg. 133 (EAN 9780399143847, Analog Audio Cassette)