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Jacques, Brian
New York : Philomel, 2001
IL 5-8, RL 8.9
ISBN 0399237208
In 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)
SUBJECTS:     Otters -- Fiction.
                        Animals -- Fiction.
                        Redwall Abbey (Imaginary place) -- Fiction.


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