Loamhedge Paperback – Oct 1 2004
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Number sixteen in the esteemed Redwall animal fantasy series, young readers will find Loamhedge just as wild and woolly as its predecessors. In this chapter of the seemingly endless history of the woodland abbey, adventure is sparked by the sad plight of the haremaid, Martha Braebuck. Due to a terrible event that befell her when she was just an abbey Dibbun, Martha has lost the ability to walk. But when legendary mouse Martin the Warrior comes to her in a dream and explains that the secret to winning back her legs lies within the cursed walls of the ancient abbey Loamhedge, Martha hopes for a hero who will travel to the ruins on her behalf. Enter world-class adventurers Braggon the otter and Sarobando the squirrel. The best friends have come for a visit, and decide to undertake Marthas quest. Yet, just as soon as the two tricksters leave, the peaceful abbey folk fervently wish them back, as Redwall is suddenly under siege from the dread searat Raga Bol and his motley crew of vermin. But even as he endeavors to force the Redwall folk from their cozy nest, Raga Bol is plagued by nightmares of the massive badger archer Lonna Bowstripe, who is coming to end his reign of terror. But will Lonna get to Redwall in time to save the forest folk? And will Martha ever walk again? The only thing thats certain is that the fur will fly and numerous feasts will be noisily consumed in yet another fur-tastic tale from beloved British storyteller Brian Jacques. (Ages 10 and older) --Jennifer Hubert --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From School Library Journal
Grade 5 Up–Loamhedge(Philomel, 2003), Book 16 in Brian Jacques Redwall series, is populated with the usual cast of furry friends and foes. Adventuring otter Braggon and his companion, Sarobando, return to Redwall Abbey briefly before heading off on a quest to help young hare, Martha Braebuck, regain the use of her legs. At the same time, Lonna Bowstripe, an archer/badger has set out to avenge a friend's death, and two bands of rats, stoats, foxes, and other vermin have laid siege to the Abbey. There's even an eerie pack of nighttime worshippers who remind listeners that Loamhedge sounds a lot like Stonehedge. Jacques narrates the story with a versatile and enthusiastic cast of 14 actors whose authentic accents are occasionally hard to understand. Lively songs throughout add to the recording, but it's mildly disconcerting that their instrumental accompaniment is rarely based on the text. The popularity of the Redwall series makes this a logical purchase for all school and public libraries.–Barbara Wysocki, Cora J. Belden Library, Rocky Hill, CT
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Top Customer Reviews
When she shares her vision with other folks at the Abbey, they all work together to turn this miracle into a reality. This "quest" is helped along by the zany and loving characters of Braggon the otter and Sarobando the squirrel, best friends and former pranksters of the abbey who have been on their own world adventures and are ready and willing for yet another.
As always there are many layers to these stories, as interesting little characters weave in and out, creating subplots and more adventures. They include Martha's mischievous brother Horty --- who runs off with Sarobando and Braggon to help his sister, the evil searat Raga Bol (who holds the abbey under siege) --- and of course, all the fun "Redwallers" who are part of the colorful tapestry of the Redwall series.
Jacques's ability to create these wonderful personalities, evil and good, from animals is the height of skilled anthropomorphic writing. He has a huge following with a web site that is visited by many fans around the world ([...] Outstanding artists lend these books an even greater depth --- all the covers are beautifully done, including this one with Troy Howell's beautiful painting.Read more ›
Loamhedge is a book from the Redwall series and i think it is one of the best books i have read. In the past I've read alot of good books, but not many can compare to this one. I was sucked into the book I felt as if I was in the story with them. In one part of the story it said, "Blowfly, wot are we goin' t'do wid this cook - flog'im to a jelly wid yore rope's end or gut 'im wid this 'ook?"
There were many quotes such as that one and those really gross me out. then there are the songs. they are nice and peaceful or really funny. Sometimes they would make you hungry especially when a hare sings it. Here is an example ofa song sung by a hare, well it's just part of one.
"... To pasties an' pies of convenient size,
it'd beat a tatoo on me drum,
so jolly forceful, each tasty morsel,
tramp over me gums to me tum! ..." -_____-x
My favorite part of this book is when they all get back to redwall safely except for Saro and Bargoon. It is very sad but everyone in the abbey were giving there respects. Oh, and the Redwall is being resumed to its old self again. It has such a beautiful ending. *sigh
Most recent customer reviews
I was really hoping when I had heard that this book was called "Loamhedge" that it was more about the long-lost abbey. Read morePublished on July 15 2004 by WanderingStorm
this book is the latest thrilling tale of redwall. it is about a quest to the ancient abbey of loamhedge to enable a young hare maid named Martha to walk. Read morePublished on June 27 2004 by Ayame
The amazing squel to Triss, and Taggerung. The Badger Lona Bula striop is on revenge. Against the evil Rag Bolag. Read morePublished on April 28 2004 by J. P. Suhr
This was actually one of the best Redwall books I ever read. Everyone said the series is getting worse. Well... this is better! I loved it. Read morePublished on April 8 2004
I thought this book was good. It was interesting to read, but nothing els i'm afraid. I think the bad guys in the book was never really developed. Read morePublished on April 3 2004 by Reaver
This book is amazingly wrtitten by Jacques. The ending is the most surprising, and I think this book is very moving. I'd recommend it to anyone.Published on April 3 2004
I have loved the Redwall books for a long time. But now, after reading the sixteenth book of the series, the books are getting worse. Read morePublished on March 25 2004
Oh, that I could enter the world of Redwall! The battles, the feasts, the heroic excitement! But, anyway, I loved this book. Read morePublished on March 20 2004 by Cassandra