Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Farewell Brian Jacques

Yesterday we learned that Brian Jacques, author of the Redwall series, passed away over the weekend due to a heart attack. Jacques wrote so many wonderful fantasy books loved by readers young and old. I'm grateful that he was so prolific and we are left with nearly forty fantastic novels. Redwall begins when the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes. Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy. The exciting Redwall stories make great read-alouds, so come by the library to check one out, or one of Jacques many other books, and share it with your young reader.

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