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Product Code: 9780441005086

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Brief Description:
"Published by arrangement with Hutchinson Children's Books"--Verso t.p.


Brief Description:
Tansy, a young hedgehog living at Redwall Abbey, attempts to solve the riddle of the missing pearls while at the same time the evil marten, Mad Eyes, desires them for himself.


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:
Published by arrangement with Hutchinson Children's Books--Verso t.p.;Tansy, a young hedgehog living at Redwall Abbey, attempts to solve the riddle of the missing pearls while at the same time the evil marten, Mad Eyes, desires them for himself.


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 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)


Publisher Marketing:
The Tears of All Oceans are missing. Six magnificent rose-colored pearls that inspire passion and greed in all who see them, they have left a cryptic trail of death and deception in their wake. And now Ublaz Mad Eyes, the evil emperor of a tropical isle beyond where the sun sets, is determined to let no one stand in the way of his desperate attempt to claim the pearls as his own. At Redwall Abbey, a young hedgehog maid, Tansy, is determined to find the pearls first, with the help of her friends. Each of the pearls is hidden separately, along with a riddle as to the whereabouts of the next. Tansy must succeed, as the life of one she holds dear is in great danger. Meanwhile, the crew of fearsome monitor lizards and corsairs gathered by Ublaz grows restless...


Publisher Marketing:
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.

Known as the Tears of All Oceans, six magnificent rose-colored pearls that inspire passion, greed, and deception are mysteriously missing. The only clue is a series of riddles, and Tansy, a young hedgehog maid at Redwall Abbey, is desperate to solve them--for the life of one she holds dear is in great danger.

But Ublaz Mad Eyes--the evil emperor of a tropical isle beyond the horizon--is determined to claim the pearls as his own. And a crew of fearsome monitor lizards and corsairs gathered around him grows restless...


Review Citations:
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780441005086, Mass Market Paperbound)
  • Wilson Middle/Jr. High Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780441005086, Mass Market Paperbound)
  • Publishers Weekly 12/30/1996 pg. 67 (EAN 9780399229466, Hardcover)
  • Kirkus Review - Children 01/01/1997 pg. 59 (EAN 9780399229466, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Booklist 02/15/1997 pg. 1023 (EAN 9780399229466, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 03/01/1997 pg. 187 (EAN 9780399229466, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/1997 pg. 314 (EAN 9780399229466, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780399229466, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Middle/Jr. High Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780399229466, Hardcover)