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Book Title: Eulalia!|
The author of the book: Brian Jacques
Date of issue: August 26th 2008
ISBN 13: 9780441016235
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 2.88 MB
Read full description of the books Eulalia!:Brian Jacques was one of the pillars of my childhood. I grew up with the Redwall series, pretty much literally; the full-cast production audiobooks were a constant on family road trip, and there were a lot of the books in my elementary school library. I now own nineteen of the books, plus three Tribes of Redwall booklets, the Map and Riddler, the official cookbook (and yes, I've made some of the famous feasting food; watershrimp and hotroot soup really is that good), two picture books, and the official Friend and Foe guide, which I suppose is now out of date. My dad used to have Lord Brocktree and Martin The Warrior... until I appropriated them. The jar in which my penny collection now lives has a red 'R' painted on the lid, because it used to be where I'd put all my money so that someday I could buy the official merchandise from the official website. I wanted a backpack like mad.
This is all to say that I will never, ever, ever rate a Redwall book less than four stars. I just can't. So even though yes, they're all very similar and yes, this one was plagued with run-on sentences that were really very distracting and yes, Salixa's introduction was not very graceful, I DO NOT CARE. It's a Redwall book. That's all it needs to be. I have other authors I turn to when I want new ideas or thought-provoking conflicts or deep characterization. This is my comfort food. This is where I turn when I want something simple, uncomplicated, with heroic good guys and dastardly villains, without any love triangles or paranormal nonsense, with more than its fair share of Fonetik Aksents (burr aye), with that undeniable Britishness that's just fabulous. No messages, no agendas, no politics. Redwall books never pretend to be something they're not, and I love them for it. Also, there's the fact that after so many years of listening to the audiobooks, I can hear Mr. Jacques' voice in my head when I read, and that makes me think that while he may be dead, he's never really gone, because he left us this beautiful legacy and I think I can safely say he changed my life.
So rest in peace, Brian Jacques, and know that you will always be remembered and loved by readers for generations to come. And thank you. Thank you so very much.
Read information about the authorBrian Jacques (pronounced 'jakes') 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.
Brian grew up in the area around the Liverpool docks, where he attended St. John's School, an inner city school featuring a playground on its roof. At the age of ten, his very first day at St. John's foreshadowed his future career as an author; given an assignment to write a story about animals, he wrote a short story about a bird who cleaned a crocodile's teeth. Brian's teacher could not, and would not believe that a ten year old could write so 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 he had a talent for it.
He wrote Redwall for the children at the Royal Wavertree School for the Blind in Liverpool, where as a truck driver, he delivered milk. Because of the nature of his first audience, he made his style of writing as descriptive as possible, painting pictures with words so that the schoolchildren could see them in their imaginations. He remained a patron of the school until his death.
Brian lived in Liverpool, where his two grown sons, Marc, a carpenter and bricklayer, and David, a professor of Art and a muralist, still reside. David Jacques' work can be seen in Children's hospitals, soccer stadiums, and trade union offices as far away as Germany, Mexico, and Chile (not to mention Brian's photo featured in most of his books).
Brian also ran a weekly radio show on BBC Radio Merseyside, until October 2006, where he shared his comedy and wit, and played his favourites from the world of opera - he was a veritable expert on The Three Tenors.
When he was wasn't writing, Brian enjoyed walking his dog 'Teddy', a white West Highland Terrier, and completing crossword puzzles. When he found time he read the works of Mario Puzo, Damon Runyon, Richard Condon, Larry McMurty, and P.G. Wodehouse. He was also known to cook an impressive version of his favourite dish, spaghetti and meatballs.
Sadly, Brian passed away on the 5th February 2011.
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