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Loamhedge: A Tale From Redwall

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ISBN13: 9780142403778
ISBN10: 0142403776
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The sixteenth full length Redwall novel sheds light on the Abbey's ancient origins in a thrilling adventure. Loamhedge, the deserted Abbey, has been forgotten for countless seasons. What secrets do its ruins hold? When it becomes clear that wheelchair-bound Martha might be cured by a formula buried there, two old warriors are inspired by the spirit of Martin the Warrior himself to go on a quest for the ancient Abbey and three young rebels are determined to go with them. Meanwhile, the giant badger Lonna Bowstripe thirsts for vengeance as he relentlessly pursues Raga Bl and his murdering crew of Searats...who are on their way to attack Redwall itself. The valiant Abbeybeasts must defend their home, but how can they, when their boldest warriors are away on their quest? Will Redwall fall to vermin invaders at last?

Review:

"Fans of the Redwall series will be mightily pleased....The story is laced with humor, the feasts are mouth-watering, and the language is rich. Yep, it's another good yarn." Booklist

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"'Best ever' is the way at least one young Redwall fan described Loamhedge to his librarian....Surely many readers of this exciting, heroic story will agree with the young fan that this is the best ever." Children's Literature

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"In between the battles and the adventures, there is much feasting, singing, and humor....This latest volume in Jacques' series about brave woodland creatures battling nasty vermin will be a treat for Redwall and fantasy fans..." KLIATT

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"A complex story of revenge and healing, courage and deceit." Sacramento Bee

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"A sophisticated read, filled with larger-than-life characters...and all kinds of humor." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Young hare-maid Martha Braebuck, wheelchair-bound since birth, wonders about a mysterious old poem relating to the ancient abbey of Loamhedge — and whether it may hold the key to her cure.

Synopsis:

While a group of adventurers from Redwall seeks out the ancient abbey of Loamhedge in hopes of curing a young haremaid's paralysis, Redwall is besieged by vermin.

About the Author

Brian Jacques was born in Liverpool, England, in 1939. Growing up on the docks of Liverpool, he attended St. John's School. He went on to work as a radio show host, playwright, longshoreman, lorry driver, folk singer and comedian prior to his career as a writer. The father of two sons, Jacques enjoys walking his West Highland Terrier, Teddy, and spends most of his time writing. A new Redwall book is introduced once every year.

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Home School Book Review, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by Home School Book Review)
Named for the ancient abbey, doomed by pestilence, from which came the beasts with whom Martin the Warrior built Redwall Abbey in Mossflower Wood, and to which Slagar the Fox took Mattimeo, son of Matthias the Warrior who was featured in the original Redwall book, and others to sell as slaves, Loamhedge begins with Abruc the Otter’s saving of the badger Lonna Bowstripe who had been injured by the pirate Raga Bol and his searats. Lonna swears vengeance and follows the pirates, who are heading inland toward Redwall after their ship was destroyed. At Redwall, Martha is a wheelchair-bound haremaid who receives a vision that the key to her cure can be found at Loamhedge by two travelers. It just so happens that two travelers, former Redwallers Bragoon the Otter and Sarabando the Squirrel, return and are persuaded to make the quest to Loamhedge to see if they can find the secret for the cure.

Three other Redwallers, Martha’s brother Horty and his friends Fenna and Springald, sneak out to follow Bragoon and Sarabando. After the five have left Redwall is besieged, first by a small band of vermin under Badredd the Fox and then by Raga Bol and his pirate searats. Meanwhile, on their way to Loamhedge, Brag, Sara, and the three adolescents have to fight off several enemies, including the flesh eating Darrats under Birug the High Kappin, a group of ambushing reptiles, and worst of all the armies of Kharanjul the Wearet, a cross between a weasel and a ferret, possibly a descendent of the Slavemaster Wearet of the evil Marlkariss who ruled the abandoned Loamhedge nearby when Matthias went there to rescue Mattimeo, who guard the abyss that the travelers must cross to get to and from Loamhedge. Will Martha ever be able to walk? Will the travelers make it back to Redwall? And if they do, will there even be a Redwall for them to come back to?

Loamhedge has the classic Redwall theme of good versus evil and the typical triumphant, feel-good climax. And unlike some of the other Redwall books, this one offers not just one, not even just two, but five different enemies for the good guys to overcome! Other than a couple of common euphemisms and the word “bum,” a common British slang colloquialism for rear end, the only discordant note for me was the frequent use of the word “H***gates.” It’s as if someone decided that saying, “Go to h***” would not be appropriate for children, but somehow saying, “I will send you to H***gates,” is all right. Other than this, I enjoyed the book very much. Yes, there is some sadness along the way, especially at the end where a couple of the heroes die, but this simply emphasizes the concept that there is value even in death when it comes as a result of doing one’s duty in the cause of what’s right. Life will always have its moments of sorrow, but Redwall reminds us that when we act because we think of others rather than only ourselves, no matter what happens to us personally, we shall be victorious.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142403778
Author:
Elliot, David
Publisher:
Firebird
Illustrator:
Elliot, David
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Redwall
Publication Date:
September 8, 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.76x5.12x.79 in. .66 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 432 pages Puffin Books - English 9780142403778 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Fans of the Redwall series will be mightily pleased....The story is laced with humor, the feasts are mouth-watering, and the language is rich. Yep, it's another good yarn."
"Review" by , "'Best ever' is the way at least one young Redwall fan described Loamhedge to his librarian....Surely many readers of this exciting, heroic story will agree with the young fan that this is the best ever."
"Review" by , "In between the battles and the adventures, there is much feasting, singing, and humor....This latest volume in Jacques' series about brave woodland creatures battling nasty vermin will be a treat for Redwall and fantasy fans..."
"Review" by , "A complex story of revenge and healing, courage and deceit."
"Review" by , "A sophisticated read, filled with larger-than-life characters...and all kinds of humor."
"Synopsis" by , Young hare-maid Martha Braebuck, wheelchair-bound since birth, wonders about a mysterious old poem relating to the ancient abbey of Loamhedge — and whether it may hold the key to her cure.
"Synopsis" by , While a group of adventurers from Redwall seeks out the ancient abbey of Loamhedge in hopes of curing a young haremaid's paralysis, Redwall is besieged by vermin.
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