The Bellmaker ( Redwall #07 )
Worried about his daughter Mariel, Joseph the Bellmaker is led by a dream from Redwall Abbey to Southsward, where he's caught up in the battle between Squirrelking Gael and the vicious Foxwolf Nagru.
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.
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)
Joseph the Bellmaker is troubled. It has been four seasons since his warrior-mouse daughter, Mariel, and her companion, Dandin, set off from Redwall to fight evil in Mossflower. Nothing has been heard of them since. Then one night, in a dream, the legendary Martin the Warrior comes to the Bellmaker with a mysterious message. Clearly, Mariel and Dandin are in grave danger. Joseph and four Redwallers set off at once to aid them. As they push over land and sea, they cannot know the terrible threats they face: the impossible Foxwolf, Urgan Nagru, his mate Silvamord, and their vicious rat hordes. Can the impetuous sailor-otter Finbarr Galedeep help them cross the sea? What is the mystery of Roaringburn? And most important, will the Bellmaker and his companions arrive in time to help Mariel and Dandin?
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. More than four seasons have passed since Mariel the Warriormouse and the rogue mouse, Dandin, set off from Redwall in search of adventure, and Joseph the Bellmaker is worried. Where is his beloved daughter? Joseph's answer comes to him in a dream, and soon he's off, accompanied by the intrepid Finnbarr Galedeep and the brave crew of the good ship, Pearl Queen, to save a kingdom and rescue Mariel. But what's behind the riddle in the dream? Can Joseph guess its meaning and find his daughter before the dreaded Foxwolf, Urgan Nagru, plunders the kingdom of Southsward? Can this be the end of Mariel the Warriormouse? The momentous questions of this seventh epic in the Redwall series will hold a new audience of readers in its magical spell and captivate dedicated Redwall followers as well.
- Wilson Children's Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780441003150, Mass Market Paperbound)
- PW Notes and Reprints 03/08/2004 pg. 77 (EAN 9780142400302, Paperback)
- Publishers Weekly 03/08/2004 (EAN 9780142400302, Paperback)
- Booklist 04/01/1995 pg. 1391 (EAN 9780399228056, Hardcover)
- Publishers Weekly 02/20/1995 pg. 206 (EAN 9780399228056, Hardcover)
- School Library Journal 08/01/1995 pg. 142 (EAN 9780399228056, Hardcover)
- Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/1995 pg. 299 (EAN 9780399228056, Hardcover)
- Wilson Children's Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780399228056, Hardcover)