Mariel of Redwall - Redwall, Bk 4 Author:Brian Jacques In the stunning tradition of Watership Down comes a magnificent tale of treachery, destiny, courage and sacrifice -- from the author of Redwall, Mossflower, and Mattimeo. — Dire peril awaits the innocent mousechild Mariel on a voyage with her father across tempest-tossed waters. For Gabool the Wild, King of the Searats, greed... more »ily eyes their unsuspecting vessel -- hungry for plunder ... and destruction. Mercilessly cast overboard by the evil rodent, Mariel is washed ashore near Redwall Abbey barely alive ... with no memory. But with the aid of a small yet hardy band of Woodlanders, the courageous mousemaid is determined to reclaim her identity ... and to enact a rightful vengeance on the bloodthirsty pirate and his terrible minions.« less
This series of books is fun, full of adventure, very well written, and thought provoking. Loved by all ages. Makes excellent reading for groups - family, school, whatever. Mariel is a brave, stubborn, pirate fighting mouse maid with a wonderful bevy of co-horts.