Mariel of Redwall

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Ace Books, 1991 - Juvenile Fiction - 370 pages
22 Reviews
When the mouse-ship carrying Joseph the Bellmaker and his daughter Mariel runs afoul of a pirate rat king, they are mercilessly tossed overboard. Washed ashore and certain that her father is dead, Mariel vows revenge.

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Review: Mariel of Redwall (Redwall #4)

User Review  - Angie - Goodreads

This was the first Redwall book I ever read, way back in the 4th grade, and on this re-read several years since the last it (surprisingly!) lives up to my fond memories! Yes, the writing is heavily ... Read full review

Review: Mariel of Redwall (Redwall #4)

User Review  - Wendy - Goodreads

I liked this book well enough, and the characters fit well with the usual plot formula. There were certain parts that weren't fleshed out that well, though (eg how Joseph made the bell with the badger ... Read full review

About the author (1991)

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.

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