Growing up in the late-80s / early-90s, the "Redwall" series was *my* Harry Potter. I used to get so excited when a new volume of the series would appear on bookshelves at the store and would beg my mother to buy it for me (usually promising to do all kinds of extra chores that I'd rarely follow through on once I started reading). Maybe someday, someone will acqurie the film rights and do a proper movie about the first couple books in the series.
RIP to Mr. Jacques.
A former merchant sailor whose children's books sold millions worldwide has died aged 71.
Brian Jacques' Redwall series of books were translated into 29 languages and sold 20m globally.
He first wrote the series, set in an abbey populated by animals, for children at the Royal Wavertree School for the Blind in Liverpool.