The Great Redwall Feast by Brian Jacques

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Shhh! There's much to be done, but Father Abbot must not know. For the creatures of Redwall - the abbeymice and hares, otters and moles - are planning a surprise feast in their dear Abbot's honor. There is cake to be baked, marchpane to be rolled. Stirring and sifting, smoothing and brewing.

But wait. Where's that rascal Bungo? No doubt his sticky paws have found another plum pie. Bungo!

Such confusion! Can all these delicacies possibly be finished in time? And how can the Redwallers keep such a grand feast from their Abbot's keen eyes? There must be a way . . .

Discover the answer for yourself in this first illustrated story book from acclaimed writer Brian Jacques, author of the enormously successful Redwall series. With charming illustrations by Christopher Denise that capture all the warmth, spirit, and fun of this story, The Great Redwall Feast will bring generations of new fans to the friendly abbey known the world over as Redwall.
 

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. Susan Milord, who has written more than ten books fo children, says that IF I COULD was originally written as a gift to her mother on her seventy-fifth birthday. Susan Milord lives in Norwich, Vermont. Christopher Denise is the illustrator of OLIVER FINDS HIS WAY by Phyllis Root, a SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Best Book of the Year. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island.
 
Published January 1, 1998 by scholastic Inc. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Anyone familiar with Jacques's Redwall series will have fond memories of the mouthwatering feasts prepared for every celebration: damson pie with meadowcream, hazelnut tart, and beetroot soup.

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Publishers Weekly

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The creator of the Redwall series turns his hand to verse for this rambling illustrated story featuring the animals of Redwall Abbey: Lots of woodland creatures/ and all the Abbeymice/ were planning

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Publishers Weekly

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The creator of the Redwall series turns his hand to verse for this rambling illustrated story featuring the animals of Redwall Abbey: ""Lots of woodland creatures/ and all the Abbeymice/ were planning in secret, a marvelous feast/ for their abbot.

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SF Site

The Official Redwall Website ISFDB Bibliography Two books from children's publisher Philomel share Christopher Denise as illustrator, and, though aimed at different age groups, proved worthy bedtime reads on a reliable test subject, my eight-year-old daughter, Sydnie.

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KidsReads

One of those fabulous dinner parties --- a surprise feast for Father Abbott --- is described here in rhyming verse, accompanied by delicious looking illustrations.

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