New York : Philomel, 2001
IL 5-8, RL 8.9
this animal fantasy adventure, the young otter Deyna from Redwall Abbey
is kidnapped by a vicious tribe of vermin, the Juskarath. The chieftain,
Sawney Rath, raises Deyna as a son, but the grown Deyna has none of his
adoptive father’s villainous tendencies. The otter leaves the clan to seek
freedom and happiness and has a series of intriguing adventures. As the
prologue states, this tale has “Sadness and joy, comedy and tragedy, with
a little mystery sprinkled throughout and quite a good does of rousing
action.” Jacques is a spellbinding storyteller.
(Tarah Nellis, Colorado
Blue Spruce YA Book Award, 2003)
Otters -- Fiction.
Animals -- Fiction.
Redwall Abbey (Imaginary place) -- Fiction.
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