[Flying Dutchman 01] - Castaways of the Flying Dutchman

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Table of Contents
 
 
 
PRAISE FOR
Castaways of the Flying Dutchman
“Jacques is a master storyteller who knows just when to boost a book's drama, suspense, or humor to move a tale along. He also understands how to create characters—both good and evil—that ring true. Ben and Neb are wonderfully real characters whose battles to aid people in need will readily appeal to readers. Jacques's fascination with detail will help readers feel as if they, too, are traveling to each of the three worlds visited by Ben and Neb.”
—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
 
“Jacques captures the details of nineteenth-century, small-town England and its people with great panache. Readers will come to care about the good-hearted immortal boy and his faithful black lab.”
—The Horn Book Magazine
 
“The swashbuckling language brims with color and melodrama; the villains are dastardly and stupid; and buried treasure, mysterious clues, and luscious culinary descriptions keep the pages turning.”
—Booklist
 
“Those who fancy old-fashioned sleuthing with a touch of fantasy may . . . find the [characters'] landbound adventures diverting.”
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
 
“Jacques's fans will be tickled by the characters' goofy slap-stick.”
—Publishers Weekly
 
“For fans of Jacques, the length will be expected, the growth of the peripheral characters' ability to stand up for themselves gratifying, and the murderous cruelty and evil of all the villains fitting them as valid opponents for avenging angel, boy and dog. The portrayal of the deeds of the evil captain and his equally horrible crew is vivid. It is the stuff of nightmares . . . and readers may find it haunting long after the book is read. Legend and magical elements enliven this melodramatic and sentimental tale, which will undoubtedly be loved by
Redwall
fans.”
—Kirkus Reviews
PRAISE FOR THE
NEW YORK TIMES
BESTSELLING
REDWALL
SERIES
 
“Wonderfully imaginative.”
—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Readers will rejoice.”
—Los Angeles Times
 
“Children are privileged to enter the rich world of Redwall and Mossflower. So are the parents who get to come along.”
—The Boston Phoenix
 
“A richly imagined world in which bloody battles vie for attention with copious feasting and tender romancing.”
—The Cincinnati Enquirer
 
“A grand adventure story. Once the reader is hooked, there is no peace until the final page.”
—Chicago Sun-Times
 
“Old-fashioned swashbuckling adventure.”
—Locus
 
“The
Redwall
books . . . add a touch of chivalry and adventure reminiscent of the King Arthur stories.”
—The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
 
“Filled with rousing adventure, strong characters, and vibrant settings.”
—The Boston Sunday Globe
 
“Jacques's realistically drawn characters are full of personality.”
—Publishers Weekly
 
“Packed with action and imbued with warmth . . . richly inventive.”
—Kirkus Reviews
 
“Grand exploits . . . another rousing saga.”
—Booklist
 
“Jacques's effortless, fast-paced narrative gets its readers quickly hooked. He clearly loves this other world he has created—there's a genuine sense of involvement and care (lots of lovingly descriptive passages), as well as an overflowing, driving imagination.”
—The Birmingham Post
“Great reading . . . entertaining. Classic confrontations between good and evil will never go out of style.”
—The Orlando Sentinel
 
“The Medieval world of Redwall Abbey—where gallant mouse warriors triumph over evil invaders—has truly become the stuff of legend.”
—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
 
“The Knights of the Round Table with paws.”
—The London Sunday Times
 
“Fast-paced adventure full of scallywags, gentle forest creatures, and incredible feasts.”
—The Sacramento Bee
 
“Jacques offers his usual rip-roaring adventure based on archetypal struggles between good and evil. Added to this addictive mixture are lyrical descriptive passages, quirky characters with wonderful names, their dialects, ditties, and mouth-watering descriptions of the wholesome and nourishing food they are all so fond of. Great stuff.”
—The Times Educational Supplement
“The saga is filled with feasting and fun as well as fighting. Jacques's talents for creating memorable characters and weaving several plot strands into one cohesive story are at their best in this exciting adventure.”
—The Horn Book Magazine
“The settings may be forest and seaside, but the themes are universal: hope and goodness, trial and initiative. There are blood-thirsty battles and peaceful encounters in the community. There are thoughtless acts of vengeance and camaraderie of the highest quality. The novels are mirrors on society as a whole but portrayed through the eyes of the creatures of the wild.”
—Salt Lake City (UT) Deseret News
 
“Brian Jacques has the true fantasy writer's ability to create a wholly new and believable world.”
—School Library Journal
 
“Jacques extols the virtues of honor and valor. . . . [The
Redwall
novels] are a good read, with enticing maps, plenty of songs, a dose of natural history, and loads of excitement, charm, and humor.”
—The Irish Times
 
“Charming . . . rollicking good adventure.”
—Fantasy Review
“Reminiscent of
Watership Down
.”
—Parent's Choice
Also by Brian Jacques
REDWALL
MOSSFLOWER
MATTIMEO
MARIEL OF REDWALL
SALAMANDASTRON
MARTIN THE WARRIOR
THE BELLMAKER
OUTCAST OF REDWALL
PEARLS OF LUTRA
THE LONG PATROL
MARLFOX
THE LEGEND OF LUKE
LORD BROCKTREE
TAGGERUNG
TRISS
LOAMHEDGE
RAKKETY TAM
HIGH RHULAIN
 
 
CASTAWAYS OF THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
THE ANGEL'S COMMAND
VOYAGE OF SLAVES
 
 
THE GREAT REDWALL FEAST
A REDWALL WINTER'S TALE
 
SEVEN STRANGE AND GHOSTLY TALES
THE RIBBAJACK
THE TALE OF URSO BRUNOV
 
 
THE TRIBES OF REDWALL: BADGERS
THE TRIBES OF REDWALL: OTTERS
THE TRIBES OF REDWALL: MICE
 
REDWALL MAP AND RIDDLER
BUILD YOUR OWN REDWALL ABBEY
REDWALL FRIEND AND FOE
A REDWALL JOURNAL
THE REDWALL COOKBOOK
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CASTAWAYS OF THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
 
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