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Feb 17 2011

Brian Jacques, 1939-2011

by Joseph M

Brian Jacques, English author of the popular Redwall series of books, among others, died last week at the age of 71.

Reflecting the rich tradition of such works as Watership Down and The Wind in the Willows, the Redwall novels feature anthropomorphic animals in a medieval setting. The series currently consists of twenty-one novels and two picture books, with another novel slated for publication later this year, and adaptations have been created for television and even opera. You can find Redwall and other stories by Brian Jacques in our catalog. Happy reading.

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Veronica W February 22, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Although the Redwall series is considered juvenile fiction, I looked forward to the next one as eagerly as a pre-teen and put my name on the hold list as soon as I could. The passing of a favorite author leaves an enormous hole.

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