It is the summer of the late rose in Mossflower Woods. As the animals gather at Redwall Abbey to feast in celebration of Abbot Mortimer's Golden Jubilee, the dark clouds of war gather on the horizon. The evil, one-eyed rat, Cluny the Scourge, and his band of marauders have arrived in Mossflower country. Securing the church of St. Ninian's as his base of operations, Cluny seeks to conquer Redwall Abbey and take it as his own. Preparing the residents of Redwall to face this cruel rodent of legendary fame and his henchrats are Abbot Mortimer, the religious leader of the abbey; Constance, a fierce and battle-wise badger; and Matthias, an eager but clumsy and unsure mouse, as yet untried in battle.
Rising to a position of leadership, Matthias finds inspiration and encouragement in the tale of Martin the Warrior, in the wise counsel of Abbot Mortimer, in the battle skill of Constance the badger, and in the admiration of Cornflower, a young female mouse. The survival of Redwall Abbey will touch not only the inhabitants within its stronghold, but also the fate of hundreds of citizens living far beyond its walls. Author Brian Jacques captures all the evil of the villains and heroism of the noble defenders in this epic animal fantasy.
Progeny Press' Redwall English/Language Arts PDF curriculum provides your Middle School grade student with:
About the Author: Learn about Brian Jacques.
Series Background: Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Redwall and discover the captivating series created by Brian Jacques.
Vocabulary: Master language used throughout the novel through a variety of engaging activities designed to stimulate retention and vocabulary growth.
Literary Techniques: explore various literary techniques, including vivid description, foreshadowing, unique dialects, empathy-driven storytelling, foils to highlight character traits, paraphrasing, comic relief, thought-provoking paradoxes, expressive similes, acrostics, setting mood, idiomatic expressions in context, symbolism, gripping cliff-hangers, thought-provoking irony, well-crafted plots, dynamic conflicts, compelling complications, heart-pounding climaxes, satisfying resolutions, and diverse points of view.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Reflect on the admirable qualities portrayed in the story, such as leadership, humility, teamwork, cooperation, the value of promises, the power of self-control, the wisdom to use one's talents, the consequences of our actions, the comforting notion of God's knowledge, the significance of the armor of God, and the impact of valuable advice.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Complete a host of exciting activities and writing assignments that bring Redwall to life, including imaginative explorations into the world of fantasy, crafting detailed maps, experimenting with recipes inspired by the novel, studying animals and their habitats, exploring architectural wonders, unleashing creativity through art projects, designing flags, practicing journalism, contemplating the principles of democracy, and engaging in service projects that promote positive change.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Redwall by Brian Jacques.
All of Progeny Press' language arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!
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