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Brian Jacques (1939–2011)

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Brian Jacques was born in Liverpool, England on June 15, 1939. After he finished St. John's School at the age of fifteen, he became a merchant seaman and travelled to numerous ports including New York, Valparaiso, San Francisco, and Yokohama. Tiring of the lonely life of a sailor, he returned to näytä lisää Liverpool where he worked as a railway fireman, a longshoreman, a long-distance truck driver, a bus driver, a boxer, a police constable, a postmaster, and a stand-up comic. During the sixties, he was a member of the folk singing group The Liverpool Fishermen. He wrote both poetry and music, but he began his writing career in earnest as a playwright. His three stage plays Brown Bitter, Wet Nellies, and Scouse have been performed at the Everyman Theatre. He wrote Redwall for the children at the Royal Wavertree School for the Blind in Liverpool, where he delivered milk as a truck driver. His style of writing is very descriptive, because of the nature of his first audience, for whom he painted pictures with words, so that they could see them in their imaginations. After Alan Durband, his childhood English teacher, read Redwall, he showed it to a publisher without telling Jacques. This event led to a contract for the first five books in the Redwall series. He also wrote the Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series. He died on February 5, 2011. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

(eng) Chris Baker is the real name of Fangorn, the artist, who is not Brian Jacques.


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snewell2 | 23 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 24, 2024 |
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Jacques, B. (2004). The ribbajack & other curious yarns. New York: Puffin Books.

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Best known for his Redwall series, Brian Jacques turns his prolific pen to a darker set of stories in this volume. Six stories wander over the course of a couple centuries, and what appears to be much of the Irish countryside. "The Ribbajack", clearly the best of the bunch, takes place at a British boarding school in 1937. The malevolent Archibald Smifft discovers how to produce a terrible monster spawned by his own imagination. When he sets the creature "born out of human spite" (p.18) on a perceived enemy, the consequences are dire. In "A Smile and a Wave" the contemporary teen Maggie is forced to enter her empty school to retrieve a forgotten coat. In doing so, she encounters a piece of Britain’s haunted past. This story is notable for Jacques' ability to wonderfully describe the foreboding brought on by an unnaturally empty hall. "The All Ireland Champion Versus the Nye Add" is an Irish fairy story in the most traditional sense. An average man, who has a bit of local notoriety, runs afoul of a mythical creature and does not come out better for it. In this case, great fisherman Roddy Mooney tries to hook the "Nye Add" and gets his line tangled in more ways than one. "The Mystery of Huma D'Este" follows a similar pattern, although there is a much greater sense of justice in the Greek-inspired fate of school bully Jason Hunter. "Miggy Mags and the Malabar Sailor" has nothing of the supernatural about it, but instead relates a Dickensian-style tale in which a young girl gets her heart's desire after escaping an overbearing grown-up. Finally, "Rosie's Pet" is a short, oddly sweet story of young love with a lupine twist. It's sure to give Twilight fans a smile. All in all, Jacques' collection isn't scary so much as it is entertaining and, well, curious. It makes for a good, if not totally absorbing, read, especially by the light of a dim lamp. Recommended.
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Library_Guard | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 17, 2024 |
The work of Brian Jacques is proof that great characters need not be human. The ancient abbey of Redwall has been maintained peacefully by the mice of Mossflower Wood for generations. Now, amidst a summer of plenty, trouble is on the horizon. Cluny, the marauding rat and his horrible horde are headed for Redwall. It's up to the clumsy apprentice monk Matthias to rally the animals of Mossflower, find the mythic sword of Martin the Warrior, and save the day. The first book in Jacques's extensive series is a high-fantasy novel dressed in a fable's robes. The animal characters are clearly and cleverly developed, so much so that the reader is likely to see them as human. The setting and action are vividly and lovingly described in a well-paced, superbly written novel.… (lisätietoja)
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Library_Guard | 143 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 17, 2024 |
I see some reports of language like hell’s teeth, hell and damn. Some violence.

Recommended for grades 5 and up.

Here is a link from Focus On The Family https://www.pluggedin.com/book-reviews/redwall/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR0eApU...… (lisätietoja)
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FamiliesUnitedLL | 143 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 5, 2024 |


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