Cricket Readers Recommend


by Brian Jacques

Brian Jacques is a wonderful author. I love the whole series. Deep in Mossflower Wood, there lies a large red building called Redwall Abbey. Peaceful mice and other woodland creatures live there. But one day, a rat named Cluny the Scourge comes with his rat army and shatters the peace. The inhabitants of Redwall rush to the defence. Their winning would be assured if only they had the sword of Martin the Warrior, Redwall's hero and founder. The fate of Redwall lies in the paws of one mouse, Matthias. He has the spirit of Martin in him. It's up to Matthias to save them all and find Martin's sword, with the help of some wonderful friends. You'll find no lack of adventure in this astounding book. Humor, action, adventure, great characters, and wonderful writing by the author are all combined in to one book--Redwall.

Average: 4.5 (21 votes)
submitted by Julia R., age 12
(June 25, 2008 - 9:46 pm)

it rock's

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(June 26, 2008 - 11:52 am)

I've read the book and a couple of the sequels, but I think it has a little too much fighting in it + curse words. Otherwise I think it's all right.

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(June 26, 2008 - 12:19 pm)

While Brain Jacques can be a very exciting author, on closer examination of his books I find that his characters are very flat cookie-cutter, and his stories tend to be a bit formulaic. I think that once you've read one book, you've read them all. That is not to say, of course, that Redwall on it's own is a bad book--in fact, I enjoy reading it. His storylines are exciting and idealistic, his jokes are funny, and his villains are perfectly evil. As an idealistic, enjoyable tale, I like this book very much. But really, like I said, if you've read one of his books, you've read them all. 

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(June 27, 2008 - 4:04 pm)

I agree I've read several of the books. It's an OK story but it just has a lot of fighting in it.

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(June 29, 2008 - 10:40 am)

I strongly disagree. There is no similarity whatsoever between say, Redwall, and The Outcast of Redwall. I should know, I own all of them.

submitted by David G., New Mexico
(July 27, 2008 - 10:24 am)

I totally agree.  Almost all the good characters are the same, and all the bad characters are the same.  Also, the plots of all the books are identical.

submitted by Maiara H, age 12, minnesota
(August 11, 2008 - 8:18 pm)

I have read these books since the age of seven, am still reading them, and am now 14!

submitted by Anne Z., age 14, New Mexico/Main
(July 27, 2008 - 10:21 am)

I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! I was also addicted to the cartoon series as well, but sadly, it ended. If anyone wants to see the cartoon series (you won't be disappointed, except, of course, when it ends), a person has posted the entire series on YouTube under the username, "Matthias of Redwall". Hope everone enjoys it!Laughing

submitted by Crystal, age 14, NY
(November 15, 2008 - 11:07 pm)