Redwall - Redwall 1 Book Summary and Study Guide

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A young mouse's home is invaded by a huge army of warrior rats, lead by a deadly slayer. Fighting for justice and freedom, a young and innocent mouse risks everything to find the fabled sword and armour of Martin the Warrior, the founder of Redwall. This is his friends only hope, and by taking up the challenge he becomes... the warrior of Redwall.
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The review of this Book prepared by Daniel Smith

Cluny is coming! The huge, evil rat is going to attack Redwall Abbey. Matthias, a small mouse with a warrior's spirit, longs to be a hero. All on a journey to save Redwall, Matthias recovers a sword gone for centuries, regains Redwall Abbey's greatest treasure, discovers a hidden grave, and learns a secret about himself, all on his successful quest to save Redwall Abbey and become a hero.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   great warrior Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   magical weapon Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14)

Main Character

Identity:    -   animal Profession/status:    -   warrior/knight Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -   can talk to animals


Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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