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Brian Jacques (1939–2011)

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Brian Jacques was born in Liverpool, England on June 15, 1939. After he finished St. John's School at the age of fifteen, he became a merchant seaman and travelled to numerous ports including New York, Valparaiso, San Francisco, and Yokohama. Tiring of the lonely life of a sailor, he returned to toon meer Liverpool where he worked as a railway fireman, a longshoreman, a long-distance truck driver, a bus driver, a boxer, a police constable, a postmaster, and a stand-up comic. During the sixties, he was a member of the folk singing group The Liverpool Fishermen. He wrote both poetry and music, but he began his writing career in earnest as a playwright. His three stage plays Brown Bitter, Wet Nellies, and Scouse have been performed at the Everyman Theatre. He wrote Redwall for the children at the Royal Wavertree School for the Blind in Liverpool, where he delivered milk as a truck driver. His style of writing is very descriptive, because of the nature of his first audience, for whom he painted pictures with words, so that they could see them in their imaginations. After Alan Durband, his childhood English teacher, read Redwall, he showed it to a publisher without telling Jacques. This event led to a contract for the first five books in the Redwall series. He also wrote the Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series. He died on February 5, 2011. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder

(eng) Chris Baker is the real name of Fangorn, the artist, who is not Brian Jacques.


Werken van Brian Jacques

De Roodburcht (1986) 11,333 exemplaren, 144 besprekingen
Het Moswoud (1988) 7,093 exemplaren, 37 besprekingen
Het Zuidland (1989) 5,411 exemplaren, 24 besprekingen
Martin the Warrior (1993) 4,808 exemplaren, 22 besprekingen
Mariël (1991) 4,722 exemplaren, 16 besprekingen
Salamandastron (1992) 4,319 exemplaren, 11 besprekingen
The Bellmaker (1994) 3,765 exemplaren, 16 besprekingen
Outcast of Redwall (1995) 3,762 exemplaren, 14 besprekingen
Pearls of Lutra (1996) 3,450 exemplaren, 8 besprekingen
The Long Patrol (1997) 3,444 exemplaren, 8 besprekingen
The Legend of Luke (1999) 3,348 exemplaren, 7 besprekingen
Lord Brocktree (2000) 3,272 exemplaren, 10 besprekingen
Marlfox (1998) 3,254 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
Taggerung (2001) 2,770 exemplaren, 8 besprekingen
Triss (2002) 2,485 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
Loamhedge (2003) 2,005 exemplaren, 7 besprekingen
Rakkety Tam (2004) 1,803 exemplaren, 9 besprekingen
Castaways of the Flying Dutchman (2001) 1,682 exemplaren, 19 besprekingen
High Rhulain (2005) 1,531 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Eulalia! (2007) 1,189 exemplaren, 9 besprekingen
The Angel's Command (2003) 1,100 exemplaren, 9 besprekingen
Doomwyte (2008) 908 exemplaren, 8 besprekingen
Redwall - The Wall (Vol 1 of 3; abridged) (1997) 866 exemplaren, 7 besprekingen
The Sable Quean (2010) 780 exemplaren, 3 besprekingen
The Great Redwall Feast (1996) 621 exemplaren, 7 besprekingen
Voyage of Slaves (2006) 585 exemplaren, 4 besprekingen
The Rogue Crew (2011) 560 exemplaren, 3 besprekingen
A Redwall Winter's Tale (2001) 367 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Redwall: the Graphic Novel (2007) 363 exemplaren, 18 besprekingen
The Ribbajack: and Other Curious Yarns (2004) 301 exemplaren, 6 besprekingen
Redwall Map (with The Redwall Riddler) (1997) 297 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
The Redwall Cookbook (2005) 278 exemplaren, 4 besprekingen
Om middernacht gaat het spoken (1988) 232 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
Redwall Friend & Foe (2000) 138 exemplaren
The Tribes of Redwall: Badgers (2001) 109 exemplaren
The Tale of Urso Brunov: Little Father of All Bears (2003) 103 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
The Tribes of Redwall: Otters (2002) 76 exemplaren
Welcome to Redwall (2000) 52 exemplaren
The Tribes of Redwall: Mice (2003) 50 exemplaren
Build Your Own Redwall Abbey (1998) 49 exemplaren
Urso Brunov and the White Emperor (2008) 33 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
The Redwall Series, Books 1-18 (2001) 24 exemplaren
The Redwall Series, Books 1-20 (2002) 22 exemplaren
Redwall / Mossflower / Mattimeo (1991) 21 exemplaren
The Redwall Series, Books 1-22 (1986) 12 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Mattimeo. D. 1, Slagar den grymme (2000) 11 exemplaren
The Redwall Series, Books 1-15 (1944) 8 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
The Tribes of Redwall: Hares (2006) 6 exemplaren
A Redwall Journal (2003) 6 exemplaren
The Redwall Collection (2004) 5 exemplaren
The wall (2006) 4 exemplaren
Redwall - The Siege (2005) 4 exemplaren
The Redwall Series, Books 1-21 (2009) — Auteur — 4 exemplaren
Mattimeo : Lord Malkariss (2001) 4 exemplaren
Redwall Gift Package Book 1 (2007) 4 exemplaren
Mossblomma del 1 (2002) 3 exemplaren
Redwall Gift Package Book 3 (2007) 3 exemplaren
Redwall Gift Package Book 2 (2007) 3 exemplaren
The Redwall Series, Books 1, 3 (2000) 2 exemplaren
Tribes of Redwall 2 exemplaren
L'Odyssée de Triss (2005) 2 exemplaren
De kloof (1998) 2 exemplaren
Mossblomma del 2 (2002) 2 exemplaren
Mattimeo, Slagar der Grausame (2000) 1 exemplaar
La leggenda di Luca (2005) 1 exemplaar
Redwall (DVD) 1 exemplaar
Redwall D. 1 / Mossblomma (2005) 1 exemplaar
Redwall D. 2 / Mossblomma (2005) 1 exemplaar
Viagem Sem Fim 1 exemplaar
Vida de Escravo (2009) 1 exemplaar
Le guerrier disparu (2003) 1 exemplaar
Redwall: the adventure begins (dvd) 1 exemplaar, 1 bespreking
Sju hemska historier (1993) 1 exemplaar
Jakestown : my Liverpool (1979) 1 exemplaar
Solaris (2006) 1 exemplaar
Pohod Matiasa (2002) 1 exemplaar

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Algemene kennis

Officiële naam
Jacques, James Brian
Land (voor op de kaart)
England, UK
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Plaats van overlijden
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Oorzaak van overlijden
heart attack
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
St. John's School, Kirkdale, Liverpool
merchant seaman
truck driver
bus driver
boxer (toon alle 12)
police officer
radio presenter
folk singer
Prijzen en onderscheidingen
Honorary Doctorate (Letters ∙ University of Liverpool ∙ 2005)
Chris Baker is the real name of Fangorn, the artist, who is not Brian Jacques.



Ship stowaway Ben cursed and made like an angel in Name that Book (april 2013)


snewell2 | 23 andere besprekingen | Jun 24, 2024 |
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Jacques, B. (2004). The ribbajack & other curious yarns. New York: Puffin Books.

Short Story


Selection tools consulted: School Library Journal, WorldCat,


Best known for his Redwall series, Brian Jacques turns his prolific pen to a darker set of stories in this volume. Six stories wander over the course of a couple centuries, and what appears to be much of the Irish countryside. "The Ribbajack", clearly the best of the bunch, takes place at a British boarding school in 1937. The malevolent Archibald Smifft discovers how to produce a terrible monster spawned by his own imagination. When he sets the creature "born out of human spite" (p.18) on a perceived enemy, the consequences are dire. In "A Smile and a Wave" the contemporary teen Maggie is forced to enter her empty school to retrieve a forgotten coat. In doing so, she encounters a piece of Britain’s haunted past. This story is notable for Jacques' ability to wonderfully describe the foreboding brought on by an unnaturally empty hall. "The All Ireland Champion Versus the Nye Add" is an Irish fairy story in the most traditional sense. An average man, who has a bit of local notoriety, runs afoul of a mythical creature and does not come out better for it. In this case, great fisherman Roddy Mooney tries to hook the "Nye Add" and gets his line tangled in more ways than one. "The Mystery of Huma D'Este" follows a similar pattern, although there is a much greater sense of justice in the Greek-inspired fate of school bully Jason Hunter. "Miggy Mags and the Malabar Sailor" has nothing of the supernatural about it, but instead relates a Dickensian-style tale in which a young girl gets her heart's desire after escaping an overbearing grown-up. Finally, "Rosie's Pet" is a short, oddly sweet story of young love with a lupine twist. It's sure to give Twilight fans a smile. All in all, Jacques' collection isn't scary so much as it is entertaining and, well, curious. It makes for a good, if not totally absorbing, read, especially by the light of a dim lamp. Recommended.
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Library_Guard | 5 andere besprekingen | Jun 17, 2024 |
The work of Brian Jacques is proof that great characters need not be human. The ancient abbey of Redwall has been maintained peacefully by the mice of Mossflower Wood for generations. Now, amidst a summer of plenty, trouble is on the horizon. Cluny, the marauding rat and his horrible horde are headed for Redwall. It's up to the clumsy apprentice monk Matthias to rally the animals of Mossflower, find the mythic sword of Martin the Warrior, and save the day. The first book in Jacques's extensive series is a high-fantasy novel dressed in a fable's robes. The animal characters are clearly and cleverly developed, so much so that the reader is likely to see them as human. The setting and action are vividly and lovingly described in a well-paced, superbly written novel.… (meer)
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Library_Guard | 143 andere besprekingen | Jun 17, 2024 |
I see some reports of language like hell’s teeth, hell and damn. Some violence.

Recommended for grades 5 and up.

Here is a link from Focus On The Family… (meer)
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