Today's SLJ announced the passing of British author Brian Jacques. Although I never had the privilege of meeting this writer, I felt I knew him, and I owed a debt of gratitude to him for inspiring my rambunctious twins to read and write and make believe. His Redwall series on PBS was the first television program we watched together when my boys were in preschool. In early elementary school, we enjoyed many home plays, complete with real enemies, high walls, flying animals and true heroes. In middle school, we visited a real castle!
So, rest in peace, Brian Jacques, and thank you.
The full article is here.
- Fare thee well, Brian Jacques