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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
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!
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...
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 solid children's book with great illustrations about the changing of the seasons. All the cute stuff of Redwall without the gruesome medieval violence. Good for elementary-school aged children who will be willing to sit through the length of the story.Art: 4Story: 3.5
I love Brian Jacques. This is a delightful long poem of the final day of autumn and the first day of winter. Jacques does such a great job with his characterization. Each one of his animals is drawn with loving care, infusing his world with a life that I just want to sink into. I think that the short form is his true calling, as Redwall was just a bit too long. Still, his characters were as memorable in the first book as they are now.If you like this, read The Great Redwall Feast.
I read this book when I was young, and a few months ago I found it again at a used bookstore. Immediately I bought it, remembering the fondness I'd had for it, and all of the Redwall books. As I read it, enjoying the beautiful illustrations and the comforting prose, it as as though I had been transformed into a child again - nothing but wonder and excitement ahead. In the end I gave the book to my friend's child, a little girl who enjoyed reading just as much as I did when I was her age. I think...
A truly delightful story by Brian Jacques, enchantingly enhanced by Christopher Denise's beautiful illustrations. I especially enjoyed the rhyming verse scattered throughout A Redwall Winter's Tale.One Autumn night (actually, Autumn's final night) in Redwall Abbey, after enjoying an exciting evening of entertainment performed by the Traveling Thistledown Troupe and devouring a grand feast, Mighty Bulbrock Badger tells the Abbey's little children a bedtime story about the legend of the Snow Badge...
Logan was too high-energy to look too carefully at the pretty illustrations. He might have liked it more if he had. It felt awkward to go back and forth between prose and rhyme. I was careful to read the rhymes in a non-rhythmic voice because these kind of super-rhymie poetry bores him. He did like the idea of the Badger bringing winter and the snow starting out as white hares and turns into flakes. Apparently, this introduces the themes of Redwall, although we haven't read those books yet.
Not religious, just a celebration of winter. A charming intro to Redwall, with lots of illustration and a warm and fuzzy story suitable for younger readers than the Redwall series. Among other events, little animals are told the myth of the Snow Badger to put them to sleep, but one little guy waits up to see if he might be real.... Belief is rewarded.
Such a magical, sweet story from within Redwall! The illustrations by Christopher Denise are just beautiful, and the stories and rhyming lines are superb. Of course, the descriptions of the banquets are just as mouth-watering as they are in the longer novels themselves. This is the perfect addition to any Redwall fan's collection, young and old :)
A Redwall Winter’s Tale is classic Brian Jacques, but boiled down to suit a younger audience. You can feel his love of children throughout the story. The tale and characters are warm, simple, and inviting. Moreover, Christopher Denise’s art is a beautiful complement to the writing style. Altogether, this is a delightful picture book for both children and older readers.
It's been years since I read any Redwall, and this sort of made me want to pick one up again. This book might be a good intro to determine if someone wanted to try a full novel, considering it has most of the main elements: feasts, extensive and varied animal dialects, and a bit of a folklore element.
I have been looking for more chapter book style stories to read to my 2 year old, and this had the perfect balance of text and picture to hold her attention and mine. Plus, I was excited to introduce her to characters that I spent so much time with when I was a child. The illustrations were lovely and the story was simple and sweet.