Item description for Badgers (The Tribes of Redwall) by Brian Jacques, Peter Standley & Jonathan Walker...
Overview Offers a guide to one of the most important clans of the Redwall books, the Badgers, including their home, their history, their customs, and their greatest heroes, along with puzzles, a quiz, and a poster.
Publishers Description The Tribes of Redwall series takes an exciting new look at the wealth of clans-the badgers, the moles, the shrews-that make up the legendary life of Brian Jacques' best-selling series. In this first guide, readers can learn about and celebrate the hidden world of the badger Lords and the badger warrior spirit. In the tradition of Redwall Map and Riddler and Redwall Friend and Foe, the packet features a detailed 16-page booklet, complete with a wealth of information on badgers, several puzzles, and a quiz to test the knowledge of Redwall fans old and new. Also included is a stunning full-color pullout poster illustrating the badger heroes and heroines profiled in the booklet. Complete with an introduction by Brian Jacques himself, Tribes of Redwall is a must for any Redwall enthusiast
Citations And Professional Reviews Badgers (The Tribes of Redwall) by Brian Jacques, Peter Standley & Jonathan Walker has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 02/11/2002
PW Notes and Reprints - 02/11/2002 page 189
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.25" Height: 8" Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Release Date Feb 18, 2002
ISBN 0399238522 ISBN13 9780399238529
Availability 0 units.
More About Brian Jacques, Peter Standley & Jonathan Walker
-I sometimes think it ironic for an ex-seaman, longshoreman, truck driver, policeman, bus driver, etc., to find success writing children's novels, - says Brian Jacques (pronounced -Jakes-). Yet it is all too true. With the publication of his first children's book in 1987, the award-winning Redwall, Jacques' fresh talent has received exceptional praise from reviewers in the United States and England. Newbery Award winner Lloyd Alexander called it -a fine work, literate, witty, filled with the excitement of genuine storytelling. Young people will surely be captivated. I hope they give their elders a chance to share the delights.-
A well-known radio personality in his native Liverpool--as well as an actor, stand-up comic, and playwright--Brian Jacques is the host of -Jakestown- on BBC Radio Merseyside. Ever the performer, Jacques is well-known for applying his acting and entertainment background to his lively presentations to legions of young fans at schools across the United States and England.
Brian Jacques was born in Liverpool, England on June 15th, 1939. Along with forty percent of the population of Liverpool, his ancestral roots are in Ireland, County Cork to be exact.
He grew up in the area around the Liverpool docks. His interest in adventure stories began at an early age with reading the books of: Daniel Defoe, Sir Henry Rider Haggard, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir Thomas Malory, Robert Michael Ballantyne, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Kenneth Grahame. He attended St. John's School, an inner city school that had its playground on the roof. On his first day at St. John's, at the age of ten, he had an experience that marked his potential as a writer. When given an assignment of writing a story about animals, he wrote about the bird that cleaned a crocodile's teeth. The teacher could not, and would not, believe that a ten year old could write that well. When young Brian refused to falsely say that he had copied the story, he was caned as -a liar-. He had always loved to write, but it was only then, that he realized that he had a talent for writing.
Some teachers at St. John's proved to be good role models. As Mr. Jacques recalls:
-My favourite teacher was Mr. Austin Thomas. He looked like Lee Marvin. Big Man. A Captain in World War II. He came to school on a big bush bike with the haversack on back. He was a man's man. Always fair. I was fourteen at the time when Mr. Thomas introduced the class to poetry and Greek literature. (Because of him, I saved seven shillings and sixpence to buy The Iliad and The Odyssey at this dusty used book shop.)-
This interest in poetry extended to Wordsworth, Tennyson, and Goldsmith.It was also at St. John's that Brian met a teacher, Alan Durband (who also taught two Beatles, Paul McCartney and George Harrison), who, more than thirty years later would bring about a major change in his life.
After Brian finished school at fifteen, he set out to find adventure as a merchant seaman. He travelled to many far away 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 bobby (Police Constable 216D), a postmaster, and a stand-up comic.
Penguin mourns the passing of celebrated children's book author Brian Jacques
Christopher Denise lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Brian Jacques was born in 1943.
Brian Jacques has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Badgers (The Tribes of Redwall)?
I ENJOYED IT! Jul 16, 2007
I found it very informing. It talked about things I had mised in the main series and the poster was great!
P.S. wait until you have read the main series so you do not ruin any suppresses.
Not pleased Sep 15, 2004
I am not pleased with this item. It is NOT a book. I don't really even know what to call it. It is folded over with some pages glued on the inside. It has a lovely poster if you want to pay that much money for a poster. It is more like cliff notes for a book. I very disappointed and feel like I've been had.
An appealing, colorful presentation Apr 13, 2002
Tribes Of Redwall Badgers may not be suitable for library lending, with its pullout color poster, but will prove a fine parent's pick and will also appeal to school libraries for classroom enjoyment. This is recommended for prior young fans of the Redwall series: it provides a guide to the characters of the Badger Lords, covering the laws, language, and secrets of their tribes. An appealing, colorful presentation.