I own all the Redwall series books. I own all the first editions of these books, (except Redwall, which cannot be bought for less than several thousand dollars). These books are treasured by young and old. Parents, read these books to your children. You will both treasure the time together. The books teach many lessons we all need to learn, like acceptance, love, respect, right from wrong in an exciting story line. I am 50 years old and reread these books yearly. My 24 year old daughter has her own collection and rereads them often too. I cannot explain it, but these stories get under one's skin.