Redwall: Redwall, Book 1

Book review by Jennifer Docherty, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Exciting tale promotes peace in the face of war.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 32 reviews

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age 9+

Imagination, wonder quality read

The Redwall series are enduring classics. Years ago, my oldest son (now 23) devoured them.... and now my younger son (10) is doing the same- and I am thankful for such good stories... o remember reading somewhere that Jacques began writing these after volunteering to read to blind children and finding the books available too filled with angst and not enough magic.... I can’t agree more. These books are filled with imagination and intrigue. The vocabulary is challenging and the descriptions are rich. The characters are entertaining and the story lines creative. Although they characters battle- they strive for a peaceful society so violence isn’t glamorized. As soon as my son finishes 1, he picks up another. They can be read in virtually any order. With 20+ books he will be busy reading for awhile!

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age 10+

Continuing your child's love of reading.

This book was recommended to me by my grade school librarian. Brian Jacques books were an essential part of my reading. As an adult I still read every day and it's authors like Brian Jacques that are responsible . Yes this book is violent and the reading can be challenging, but if your kid loves reading and is getting to the stage where the usual books are boring them, this is a great book to keep them interested.

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Book Details

  • Author: Brian Jacques
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
  • Publication date: January 1, 1986
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 12
  • Number of pages: 333
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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