Brian Jacques Biography
"I sometimes think it ironic for an ex-seaman, longshoreman,
truck driver, policeman, bus driver, etc., to find success writing children's
novels," says Brian Jacques (pronounced "Jakes"). Yet it
is all too true. With the publication of his first children's book in 1987, the
award-winning Redwall, Jacques' fresh talent has received exceptionalpraise from reviewers in the United States and England. Newbery Award winner Lloyd Alexander called it "a fine work, literate, witty, filled with the
excitement of genuine storytelling. Young people will surely be captivated. I
hope they give their elders a chance to share the delights." The Redwall series consists of 23 books, including Martin the Warrior, Mossflower, Salamandastron, The Taggerung, and the last book in the series, The Rogue Crew.
A well-known radio personality in his native Liverpool--as well as an actor,
stand-up comic, and playwright--Brian Jacques was the host of "Jakestown"
on BBC Radio Merseyside. Ever the performer, Jacques was well-known for applying his acting and entertainment background to his lively presentations to legions of young fans at schools across the United States and England. Jacques passed away on February 5th, 2011.
This biography was last updated on 06/14/2011.
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