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This book is a few years old now. 2013 maybe?But I picked this up in a pound store. The cover caught my eye. I only flicked through it quickly because I recognised the cover.Thought no more of it until I was unpacking my purchases then I sat to look at this more closely.The illustrations in this edition are awesome.They say “ a picture tells a thousand words” it’s definitely true in this instance.I’m glad I picked it up for only £1
Here is my introduction to Brian Jacques Redwall Abby's tales (soon I hear to be a TV series) and I have to say it was rather enjoyable. The story - told in party rhyme and part story - tells of the arrival of the traveling troupe of entertainers on the last day of Autumn and the adventures had by all on the first day of winter. The story is short and rather gentle (compared to some of the tales I have heard of from the series) so take this a rest-bite rather than a reflection of the series (alt...
A cute wintery story set at Redwall. While the characters are the same as from Redwall, it would not be required to have read that first. The story stands alone quite well. At first the alternating prose and poetry was odd, but by the end I had gotten used to it and enjoyed the switch back and forth. The illustrations are darling!
You'd be hard-pressed to find a Brian Jacques story I don't derive pleasure from, especially in his Redwall series. A Redwall Winter's Tale takes us back to the era of Sam the squirrel and Constance Badgermum, Matthias the Warrior and his lovely wife Cornflower. On winter's eve, Redwall Abbey is set to receive a special group of guests: the Thistledown Troupe of performers, ready to bring good cheer to the abbey's creatures as they prepare for the cold months ahead. The celebration will be one t...
A wonderfully cozy read for Solstice.
Delightful way to mark the beginning of winter. Illustrations are amazing!
An annual Huckabay favorite. Our second read through, but it felt new again because it was the first time a couple kids have truly been engaged in the story. I love that anyone can enjoy this tale without having to have read any other Redwall books.
I'm not planning to start reviewing all the books I read to Jackson, but this one was long enough and it really held his attention. I of course adored the Redwall books when I was in late elementary school and middle school, so it was special to me to read this to him in hopes of us reading many more of the full ones together in the future. These books are always fun and charming but always essentially the same, so they probably won't get many five star ratings from me when we eventually get to
Cute child book with a lot of cute pictures/drawings highlighting the story and a nice short story inside. Perfect to read for your kid or with your kid :)
I love Brian Jacques, so I automatically enjoy anything that has to do with Redwall. The cover art is beautiful, simple and atmospheric. I still remember how it caught my eye amongst many many other beautifully illustrated covers in the bookshop. One doesn’t have to read the Redwall series to understand the “Winter’s tale”, but knowing the background story certainly adds something special to the experience. The most amazing part of the book for me was the artwork – I had finally glimpsed at how
I bought this in Poundland as the cover illustration of a badger caught my eye - you can probably tell from my username that I'm a touch obsessed with badgers!What a treat this book is - beautiful colour illustrations and a timeless tale of native British animals preparing for winter with a feast and strolling players. The Snow Badger brings the winter weather, but not everyone believes in him, until one lucky little mole gets a big surprise.I'd never heard of the Redwall books before, but you d...
This is a precious book that will appeal to lifelong fans of Brian Jacques' Redwall series as well as those who are just discovering it. bedtime The mix of prose and poetry works well together, and the illustrations are marvelous. It's a great story to read at bedtime to make you feel all comfy and cozy and ready for sleep.
This children's book follows the excellent The Great Redwall Feast, but it fails to meet the standard set by the earlier work. It has much of the same bucolic charm, portrays the same joy of life in Redwall Abbey, and introduces a memorable winter spirit in the Snow Badger. Where it fails is the frequent shifting between prose and verse, with no discernible pattern. The Great Redwall Feast was composed of rhyming verse from start to finish and was a poetic achievement; this feels almost like Bri...
Brian Jacques, with his series of "Redwall" books, wrote about good triumphing over evil, with peaceful mice, badgers, voles, hares, moles, otters and squirrels defeating rats, weasels, ferrets, snakes and stoats. The books largely ignore humans and focus on the animal world - but do not shy away from harsh realities of nature.A Redwall Winter's Tale is shorter than his usual 350-page works, at 71 pages, and is more of a picture book for younger readers. Beautifully illustrated by Christopher De...
It's a sweet little story about Redwall at winter time. I've never read it before, but I greatly enjoyed it. I think Jacques must have really enjoyed the 'Matthias' era, because in both the illustrated stories and the cookbook, he went back to that. I can't complain, it's my favourite era too. There's a bunch of fun travelling players performers who show up to Redwall and one convinces a small child there's a magical Snow Badger who will essentially cause ecological chaos if he's seen. Not the m...
This was the first book in a long time that Greg and I had the chance to read together. Early November was beginning to feel like winter well before the snow fell a few weeks later, and we enjoyed snuggling up on the couch and reading this magical, wintery tale aloud together. Greg grew up reading Redwall stories and *claims* he knows the voices very well. This story does not rely too heavily on the rest of Redwall's lore, and is recommended for anyone looking for a cozy, bucolic read for an eve...
This tale is lovely! Beautiful illustrations accompany the whimsical story of a Redwall celebration complete with entertainers and the inevitable feast. As a read-aloud story, you might consider breaking it up into sections for more active children to enjoy. But do give it a try. It's worth the time it takes to read through the story. It could also be an excellent teaching tool for a section on riddles or holidays. I've been reading this one to my kids a long time. I believe my youngest was a to...
I love this little story, but it is a super hard read for an early reader. Words like traversed and haste and bide. Some of it is in rhyme and has ‘‘tis and y’know and t’your. It lends itself to be a beautiful story when read aloud. Early readers will struggle reading independently with words like Hypericum Hadduck Hare. I do love happy lines like “I’m Crochet! I’m Quaver! I’m queenie! the Three Melodious Mice.” I feel the story just leads to being read to a group with lots of theatre 🎭 and dram...
This is such a pleasant read - lyrical, partly in rhyme. Little Bungo believes in the giant Snow Badger, but the adults don't anymore. After a troupe of travelling players performs and everyone has gone to bed, Bungo wakes early seeking to discover the truth. Amazing illustrations.
This was good. I wasn't sure if it was rhyming or simply being a work of prose, but I enjoyed it whichever which way.
"A charming read perfect for this time of year."
the illustrations were incredible, and I got to say Brian Jacques is one of my favorite authors!!!
Enchanting! Like the Night Before Christmas meets Redwall Abbey!
I feel like I need to have read/ nostalgized Redwall to enjoy this? Or maybe I just can't appreciate its whimsy as an adult?
I’ve always loved the Redwall books. This short tale was no exception, and the illustrations were super cute. Now I’m just hoping it magically snows overnight!
A Redwall Winter's Tale by Brian Jacques – Santa vibes and determined kiddos. What could be cuter? Happy Reading!
Brian Jacques once again produces a sweet, nostalgic tale. There is a channel on YouTube that reads this aloud as a sleep aid. Highly reccomend!
Love love this series!!
Somewhere between The Wind and the Willows and the usual Redwall fare, very charming and entertaining.
I just read this book for fun, knowing it was for younger people. But i loved the beautiful pictures and cute simple story. I definitely recommend it for any age, so very simple and sweat!