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Red Fox, 1993 - Animal Stories - 391 pages
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Sixth Thrilling Redwall Adventure. When The Mountain Stronghold Of Salamandstron Is Besieged By The Army Of Feragho The Assassin - The Most Dastardly Of Weasels - The Sword Of Martin The Warrior Sends Samkin And Arula From Redwall Over Forest, Swamp And Great Waters To Try And Save Salamandastron From Being Turned Into A Centre Of Evil Power. . . . .

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User Review  - Homeschoolbookreview - LibraryThing

In the prologue to this fifth novel of Redwall, Ferahgo the Assassin, a weasel, has killed the badger lord Urthound and his wife Urthrun, leaving their two babies, one striped and the other white, to ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Here they come again, those fiercely determined animals of Mossflower wood and its environs: intrepid or villainous, buckling their swashes, smiling sly grins, declaiming their resolution, and, above ... Read full review


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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.

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