The entire NIMH series was my FAVORITE when I was a kid!! I loved Justin... I loved the Don Bluth film of The Secret Of NIMH, even though they took their liberties with the story (Mrs. Frisby & The Rats of NIMH was the original book title)... But the rest of the series, Racso/RT Margaret were simply excellent stories as well.
My love of these stories also led into my deep devotion to the Redwall series of books. I still own all three NIMH books somewhere in the boxes of my childhood things, though long ago I had to let my Redwall books go (all together as a series on ebay... oh so sad the life of a broke college student)!
I would reccomend either series with all of my book-loving heart. They are both very special to me.
Ugh. I was obsessed with Redwall until I hit this book. It's definitely /different/ from the rest of the series, in slight progression of plot. But I was incredibly disappointed with the way they treated this orphaned outcast. Despite all of his best efforts, to the very end, the citizens and denizens of Redwall just don't simply seem to care. They'd rather hold onto their prejudices and not throw a wrench into their cultural assumptions. Because, heaven forbid change is possible.
The one time I didn't feel like Jacques was doing it right... it's a good story, but a tragic one. And if you want to see something different from Redwall, this is for you. But, don't expect to be happy about the outcome.
The 8th entry in Brian Jacques's beloved REDWALL series ! It has adventure and dramatic surprises... most of all, it shows that questions of right and wrong don't always have simple answers.
Many seasons ago, the evil ferret warlord known as Swartt Sixclaw abandoned his infant son and left him for dead...
Raised among the good creatures of Redwall Abbey, the ferret Veil could never escape his father's tainted blood. And when he committed an unforgivable crime, Veil was banished from the abbey forever...
Now, Swartt and his six vicious hordes of searats and vermin are on the warpath. And The Outcast of Redwall must choose his destiny--as friend or foe of Redwall Abbey...
"Swashbuckling adventures told with great guston in rousing words." Chicago Tribune
"The Redwall books..add a touch of chivalry and adventure reminiscent of the King Arthur stories." The Arkansas Gazette
"GRAND EXPLOITS...ANOTHER ROUSING SAGA." BOOKLIST
"STRONGLY PLOTTED AND SPICED WITH A VARIETY OF SECONDARY CHARACTERS." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
YOU AND YOUR CHILD WILL LOVE THIS BOOK!!
Brian Jacques has done it again!
Another great Redwall book that my son really enjoyed!