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Brian Jacques (1939–2011)

Autor(a) de Redwall

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

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


Obras por Brian Jacques

Redwall (1986) — Autor — 10,837 exemplares
Mossflower (1988) — Autor — 6,741 exemplares
Mattimeo (1989) — Autor — 5,167 exemplares
Martin the Warrior (1993) 4,584 exemplares
Mariel of Redwall (1991) — Autor — 4,482 exemplares
Salamandastron (1992) 4,107 exemplares
The Bellmaker (1994) — Autor — 3,594 exemplares
Outcast of Redwall (1995) — Autor — 3,562 exemplares
The Long Patrol (1997) 3,265 exemplares
The Pearls of Lutra (1996) 3,243 exemplares
The Legend of Luke (1999) 3,182 exemplares
Lord Brocktree (2000) 3,093 exemplares
Marlfox (1998) 3,085 exemplares
Taggerung (2001) — Autor — 2,604 exemplares
Triss (2002) 2,343 exemplares
Loamhedge (2003) — Autor — 1,870 exemplares
Rakkety Tam (2004) 1,668 exemplares
Os Náufragos do Holandês Voador (2001) 1,591 exemplares
High Rhulain (2005) 1,432 exemplares
Eulalia! (2007) 1,109 exemplares
Viagem sem fim (2003) 1,035 exemplares
Doomwyte (2008) 834 exemplares
The Sable Quean (2010) 720 exemplares
The Great Redwall Feast (1996) 585 exemplares
Vida de escravo (2006) 547 exemplares
The Rogue Crew (2011) 512 exemplares
A Redwall Winter's Tale (2001) 348 exemplares
Redwall: The Graphic Novel (2007) 343 exemplares
The Redwall Cookbook (2005) 250 exemplares
Seven Strange & Ghostly Tales (1988) 220 exemplares
Redwall Friend & Foe (2000) 133 exemplares
The Tribes of Redwall: Badgers (2001) 104 exemplares
The Tribes of Redwall: Otters (2002) 71 exemplares
Welcome to Redwall (1991) 49 exemplares
Build Your Own Redwall Abbey (1879) 47 exemplares
The Tribes of Redwall: Mice (2003) 47 exemplares
Urso Brunov and the White Emperor (2008) 31 exemplares
The Redwall Series, Books 1-18 (2001) 24 exemplares
Mattimeo 19 exemplares
The Redwall Series, Books 1-20 (1998) 16 exemplares
The Redwall Series, Books 1-22 (1986) 11 exemplares
Mattimeo. D. 1, Slagar den grymme (2000) 11 exemplares
The Redwall Series, Books 1-15 (1944) 8 exemplares
Redwall / Mossflower / Mattimeo (1991) 6 exemplares
The Tribes of Redwall: Hares (2006) 5 exemplares
A Redwall Journal (2003) 5 exemplares
The Redwall Collection (2004) 5 exemplares
The Redwall Series, Books 1-21 (2009) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Redwall - The Siege (2005) 4 exemplares
Redwall Gift Package Book 1 (2007) 4 exemplares
Mossblomma del 1 (2002) 3 exemplares
The wall (2006) 3 exemplares
Redwall Gift Package Book 2 (2007) 3 exemplares
Redwall Gift Package Book 3 (2007) 3 exemplares
Mossblomma del 2 (2002) 2 exemplares
Tribes of Redwall 2 exemplares
De kloof (1998) 2 exemplares
The Redwall Series, Books 1, 3 (2000) 2 exemplares
Mattimeo : Lord Malkariss (2001) 2 exemplares
Vida de Escravo (2009) 1 exemplar
Redwall D. 1 / Mossblomma (2005) 1 exemplar
Redwall D. 2 / Mossblomma (2005) 1 exemplar
Slamandastron 1 exemplar
Bellmaker, The 1 exemplar
Viagem Sem Fim 1 exemplar
Sju hemska historier (1993) 1 exemplar
Le guerrier disparu (2003) 1 exemplar
L'Odyssée de Triss (2005) 1 exemplar
The Redwall Series 1 exemplar
Jakestown : my Liverpool (1979) 1 exemplar
Solaris (2006) 1 exemplar
Pohod Matiasa (2002) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contribuidor — 758 exemplares
The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy (2006) — Contribuidor — 233 exemplares
The Annotated Wind in the Willows (2009) — Introdução, algumas edições219 exemplares
Ribbiting Tales: Original Stories about Frogs (2000) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
The Young Oxford Book of Supernatural Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Midnight Feast (2007) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Jacques, James Brian
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Causa da morte
heart attack
Locais de residência
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
St. John's School, Kirkdale, Liverpool
merchant seaman
truck driver
bus driver
boxer (mostrar todos 12)
police officer
radio presenter
folk singer
Prémios e menções honrosas
Honorary Doctorate (Letters ∙ University of Liverpool ∙ 2005)
Nota de desambiguação
Chris Baker is the real name of Fangorn, the artist, who is not Brian Jacques.



Ship stowaway Ben cursed and made like an angel em Name that Book (Abril 2013)


Summary: The Badger Lord of the mountain fortress Salamandastron faces the overwheming forces of the Corpsemakers led by Ferahgo the Assassin and his son Klitch while Redwall Abbey is laid low by a deadly fever.

In this fifth book in the Redwall we are faced with the possibility of the fall of the mountain fortress of Salamandastron to evil forces and the extinction of Redwall Abbey to a deadly plague. So much will hinge on the actions of a few creatures we follow through the story.

The story begins with the restlessness of Mara, the young ward of the Badger Lord of Salamandastron, Urthstripe. She chafes under the discipline of the mountain fortress, and wanders off with Pikkle, a rogue hare with a huge appetite. They meet up with a couple of weasels who seem friendly enough that Mara invites them to dinner. Hospitality prevails but Urthstripe is suspicious and forces them to leave with the morning. He is right to do so, because they are spying out the fortress for Ferahgo the Assassin, an evil weasel who heads up a large band known as the Corpsemakers. One of them is Klitch, Ferahgo’s son, second in command, itching to take over. Mara resents Urthstripe’s coldness to her new friends and decides to run away. She is joined by Pikkle, they meet up with her weasel “friends” who take them to Ferahgo where they are held captive and questioned about the “treasure” in the mountain. They know nothing of this. Ferahgo sets his sights on conquest, eventually besieging, attacking, and through a secret agent, poisoning the food and water in the mountain.

Meanwhile, two stoats from Ferahgo’s group, unhappy with their lot, go wandering in the forests and find their way to Redwall. The Abbey, hospitable to all, welcomes them and the join a feast. That night, a storm descends, and a lightning strike looses the sword of Martin the Warrior that had been affixed to the weathervane, nearly killing Samkin the squirrel, who has been having dreams about Martin. They place it in the Great Hall by Martin’s Tapestry. The next morning the stoats are fooling with arrows in the hall and accidentally kill a brother. They flee, but before escaping, spy the sword, which they take to present to Ferahgo. Samkin and Arula the molemaid go in pursuit, only to find one dead along the way. They encounter a hermit, Furgle, who tells them it is Dry Ditch fever. They press on while Furgle goes to warn the Abbey. Too late. The sickness is spreading throughout the Abbey. Legend has it only the Flowers of Icetor in the North Mountains can cure the sickness. So Thrugg the otter, accompanied by Dumble the Dormouse set off to find the flowers, braving an attack of crows, only to find the flowers guarded by a majestic golden eagle, King MacPhearsome.

Meanwhile, Mara and Pikkle escape, and through a series of adventures join with an army of shrews. Samkin and Arula eventually join another group of shrews and recapture the sword. The groups face a lake serpent, Deepcoiler and a fearsome white badger who holds a stone sacred to the shrews. Eventually all go to relieve the beseiged forces of Salamandastron. Will they make it in time and defeat such a wily foe? And will Samkin and Arula find anyone alive should they make it back to the Abbey?

Jacques offers a clear contrast throughout the story between good and evil–courage, camraderie, hospitality, and integrity on one side and treachery, backbiting, servitude, and betrayal on the other. Even amid challenges, there is the love of goodness, of friends, and of food. Once again, Jacques creates a strong female character in Mara, as ready and courageous in battle as her guardian Urthstripe. And in a theme that has developed in these stories, the spirit of Martin continues to watch over the Abbey.
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BobonBooks | 11 outras críticas | Nov 8, 2023 |
It has been a long time since I read a Redwall book. I still enjoyed it but I can't say that it was one of my favorites.
cdaley | 7 outras críticas | Nov 2, 2023 |
Enslaved by the evil ferret King Agarno and his daughter, Princess Kurda, the brave squirrelmaid Triss, along with Shogg the otter and Welfo the hedgehog, plans a daring escape by sea. In her flights, Triss happens upon Redwall, and the abbey creatures discover a new hero in her. Someone brave enough to carry the sword of Martin and face the evil that threatens them.
PlumfieldCH | 4 outras críticas | Oct 31, 2023 |
The clever and greedy wildcat Tsarmina becomes ruler of all Mossflower Woods and is determined to govern the peaceful woodlanders with an iron paw. The brave mouse Martin and quick-talking mouse thief Gonff meet in the depths of Kotir Castle's dungeon. The two escape and resolve to end Tsarmina's tyrannical rule. Joined by Kinny the mole, Martin and Gonff set off on a dangerous quest for Salamandastron, where they are convinced that their only hope, Boar the Fighter, still lives.
PlumfieldCH | 38 outras críticas | Oct 14, 2023 |


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