Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Fall 1987 Fiction
Ages: 10 & Up
Author: Brian Jacques
Illustrator: Gary Chalk
ISBN: 039921420
Hardcover Price: $16.79
In the Abbey of Redwall lives a brotherhood of mice, a society whose vocation is aid and comfort to the sick and poor. To its great dismay, the peace-loving community discovers it is about to be attacked by the infamous rat Cluny the Scourge and his army of vicious rodents. It becomes the calling of the young novice Matthias to take on the mantle of the legendary warrior mouse Martin and lead the brotherhood into battle.

Reminiscent of Watership Down in its creative animal characterizations, Redwall is a thrilling tale of danger and adventure. With its distinctive heroes and villains and its classic good-versus-evil theme tempered with elements of romance, comedy and melodrama. This is an edge-of-the-seat, can't-put-it-down book with potential for classic status.

Review   ©1987 Parents' Choice

Share This