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As young Tammo dreams of joining the Long Patrol--the legendary army of fighting hares that serves the Lady Cregga Rose Eyes, Ruler of Salamandastron--the brutal reality of a battle with Damug Warfang's mighty battalion of savage Rapscallions fast approaches.
Brian Jacques has proved time and time again his ability to transport readers into a world of fantasy and adventure that many writers of adult books would love to emulate. The Long Patrol certainly proves the point yet again, but distinguishes itself by being perhaps the very best of all the Redwall books so far. Relying less and less on the old, familiar Redwall characters and more and more on the ingenuity and passion of younger blood, The Long Patrol will certainly win Jacques a fresh following while continuing to delight his existing army of fans. --Susan Harrison --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Grade 6-8?In this latest "Redwall" entry, Tammo, a young hare, becomes a member of a contingent of fighting forest folk who seek to defend the imperiled Redwall Abbey, led by the badger Lady Cregga Rose Eyes. Tammo and his comrades do battle against the Rapscallion foe, whose leader is the evil greatrat, Damug Warfang. Eventually the forces of good meet and clash with their evil enemies in a battle of legendary proportions. Good triumphs, of course, but not before several noble warriors have met their deaths. There is a tremendous amount of violence in this book. The characters maintain some of their animal characteristics, but it is their human qualities that make them either appealing or repugnant. The bad Rapscallions are thoroughly dishonest, traitorous, and cruel. The badgers, mice, hedgehogs, moles, and other assorted creatures that represent goodness may have foibles but they are unremittingly kind and generous. Pen-and-ink thumbnail sketches appear at the head of each chapter and strongly communicate the sense of drama. Some of the creatures, most notably the laboring class of moles, speak in an impossible, jaw-breaking dialect that may slow some readers down a bit; nevertheless, this is a worthy addition to a series that has found a definite niche among fantasy lovers. It breaks no new ground, but it is a satisfying adventure with a comforting, predictable conclusion. Its closing lines pave the way for yet another sequel.?Bruce Anne Shook, Mendenhall Middle School, Greensboro, NC
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
A young hair named Tammo has dreamed of joining The Long Patrol ever since he was young. His father has not let him pursue his dream; for fear that he is not ready yet. Read morePublished on May 10 2002
this book is the best book i have ever read wot,wot? tammo as they call him runs away from his father with his mothers help to join the honerable long patrol and helps save redwall... Read morePublished on May 1 2002 by Lisa R Martin
This was by far our FAVORITE of all the books!!!
The best Redwall book ever:)
After reading The Long Patrol, we found out how hard it is to put down a good book! Read more
This was an Absojollylutely spiffing book. It was the best jolly old book i've ever read, wot wot. I say you should read this. Pip Pip wot wot and all that lot, sah.Published on April 11 2002
I say this was a spiffing novel. Brian Jaucques has absojollylutely outdone himself and did a top hole job, wot wot. Read morePublished on April 4 2002
Before the Taggerung came out this was my favourite Redwall novel - I've read it over 15 times! The action is great and the characters (some from pearls of lutra, which I read at... Read morePublished on March 19 2002 by firstname.lastname@example.org