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Author: Brian Jacques
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The question in this first volume is resoundingly clear: What can the peace-loving mice of Redwall Abbey do to defend themselves against Cluny the Scourge and his battle-seasoned army of rats? If only they had the sword of Martin the Warrior, they might have a chance. But the legendary weapon has long been forgotten-except, that is, by the bumbling young apprentice Matthias, who becomes the unlikeliest of heroes. Teeming with riddles, humor, unforgettable characters, and high-bounding adventure, the original Redwall, the launching point for a series that has captured the world’s attention, features seven full-color illustrations by renowned illustrator Troy Howell. This new paperback edition is a must-have for both longtime fans and first-time readers.

Grace's Review


Redwall is one of my favorite childhood books and book series. I have read this book three times and have loved it every time. I enjoyed this series and still think about how much fun I had reading it and rereading it a few years ago. I believe any one older than nine will love this series.

Lynn's Review

Redwall was one of my daughter’s favorite books and book series. She devoured these books and read all twenty-two of them. My son enjoyed them as well.

2 thoughts on “Redwall”

  1. I did not know about this series until (as an adult), I heard about them recommended on the What Should I Read Next podcast! I loved this first one and may have to continue on with the next books! I love that Jacques wrote it with blind children in mind. I could visualize so much of the story in my mind because of his wonderful descriptions!


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