Brian Jacques

Brian Jacques


Born
in Liverpool, The United Kingdom
June 15, 1939

Died
February 05, 2011

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Brian Jacques (pronounced 'jakes') was born in Liverpool, England on June 15th, 1939. Along with forty percent of the population of Liverpool, his ancestral roots are in Ireland, County Cork to be exact.

Brian grew up in the area around the Liverpool docks, where he attended St. John's School, an inner city school featuring a playground on its roof. At the age of ten, his very first day at St. John's foreshadowed his future career as an author; given an assignment to write a story about animals, he wrote a short story about a bird who cleaned a crocodile's teeth. Brian's teacher could not, and would not believe that a ten year old could write so well. When young Brian refused to falsely say that he had copied the story, he was caned as "a l
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Average rating: 4.05 · 510,080 ratings · 9,034 reviews · 119 distinct worksSimilar authors
Redwall (Redwall, #1)

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Mossflower (Redwall, #2)

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Lord Brocktree (Redwall, #13)

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Martin the Warrior (Redwall...

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Mattimeo (Redwall, #3)

4.03 avg rating — 29,185 ratings — published 1990 — 43 editions
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Salamandastron (Redwall, #5)

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The Bellmaker (Redwall, #7)

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The Long Patrol (Redwall, #10)

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“Even the strongest and bravest must sometimes weep. It shows they have a great heart, one that can feel compassion for others.”
Brian Jacques, Redwall

“Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”
Brian Jacques, Taggerung

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