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I was sad to hear that Brian Jacques died earlier this month. His Redwall series was one my son devoured and he will be missed in the literary world. By children and adults alike.
I saw this on Shelf Awareness:
Brian Jacques, whose Redwall series, set in the mythical Redwall Abbey, has sold more than 20 million copies, died last Saturday of a heart attack. He was 71.
The 22nd and final book in the Redwall series, The Rogue Crew, will be published in May by Philomel, a Penguin Young Readers Group imprint.
Philomel president and publisher Michael Green noted that Jacques “initially wrote Redwall to entertain the children at Liverpool’s Royal Wavertree School for the Blind, where he would read aloud, giving voice to the many accents, giving aroma and flavor to the famous Redwall Abbey feasts, and giving life to a world in which mice and hares were heroes to the end. The world has lost not only a talented author, but a truly gifted entertainer and champion of children.”
Jacques was born in Liverpool , England . Penguin said that his interest in adventure stories began in childhood, when he read the works of Daniel Defoe, Sir Henry Rider Haggard, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson and Edgar Rice Burroughs. One of his favorites was The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham.
BBC noted that Jacques showed literary talent at an early age (and we’re lucky he survived a teacher’s reaction): “He was caned by a teacher who could not believe that a 10-year-old could write so well when he penned a short story about a bird who cleaned a crocodile’s teeth.”
In honor of Brian Jacques
Sea Otter’s Savory Scone Spread
about half a block of cream cheese
chives chopped very thin
half a cup shredded crab meat
half a teaspoon of lemon juice
Scones (or crackers)
parsley for garnish (optional)
mix cream cheese well with chives, crab meat and lemon juice. shape into a block and garnish with parsley. serve chilled on scones or crackers.
Recipe: Credit where credit is due
Next review is Carol Drinkwater’s The Olive Farm.