In Memory of Brian Jacques

Remember Brian Jacques, RIP.

Sarah's Notebook

If you don’t know who Brian Jacques was, he was a genius of a children’s author. His adventure stories filled with anthropomorphic animals (the Redwall Series) lured children back to thick books a full 10 years before the first Harry Potter book came out. His books seem like Robert Louis Stevenson adventures, if Stevenson had written about human-like animals instead of humans. Jacques recently and unexpectedly died.

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Links to Jacques

From his website:
http://www.redwall.org

(At the time his page brought up an announcement of his death and it currently gives access to more information about him and the series – including the always debated question should you read in chronological order according to the setting of the books or in the order published.)

From The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/09/arts/09jacques.html

From The BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-12380763

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Sarah Uthoff - Trundlebed Tales

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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