Martin the Warrior by Brian Jacques
A Tale from Redwall (Redwall (Firebird Paperback))

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Martin, the great mouse warrior, earns his fame during his epic battle against the evil rat Badrang on his quest to recover his father's sword. By the author of Redwall and Salamandastron.
 

About Brian Jacques

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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 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. Gary Chalk is an illustrator and model maker. He lives in France.
 
Published February 9, 1994 by Philomel. 384 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The generic Jacques yarn features an intrepid mouse aided by a stalwart squirrel, a bumbling, country-accented but doughty mole or hedgehog, and a seemingly foppish but actually steely hare;

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In a starred review of this 1994 installment in the Redwall series, PW said, "Jacques's classically inspired plot-weaving achieves virtuosity." Ages

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In a starred review of this 1994 installment in the Redwall series, PW said, "Jacques's classically inspired plot-weaving achieves virtuosity."

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Young mousemaid Rose and her mole companion Grumm have traveled far from Noonvale to rescue Rose's brother Brome from slavery in the evil fortress Marshank, ruled by the tyrant stoat Badrang.

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Martin leads his brave companions in a ferocious and bloody battle against Badrang, wins back his father Luke's sword, and becomes a legend.

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