The Great Redwall Feast

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The Great Redwall Feast
First US Edition Cover
Author Brian Jacques
Illustrator Christopher Denise
Cover artist Christopher Denise
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Redwall
Genre Fantasy
Publisher Hutchinson (UK) & Philomel (US)
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 64 (UK Hardback) & 64 (US Hardback)
ISBN 0-09-972501-0 (UK Hardback) & ISBN 0-399-22707-5 (US Hardback)
OCLC 59629180
Followed by A Redwall Winter's Tale

The Great Redwall Feast was written by Brian Jacques and illustrated by the well-known Redwall artist Christopher Denise. It was published in 1996.[1]

Plot introduction[edit]

The Great Redwall Feast is the first Redwall picture book, and it was written in the form of a ballad. The inhabitants of Redwall Abbey prepare a surprise feast for their Abbot.

Plot summary[edit]

The Great Redwall Feast tells about the creatures of Redwall preparing for a feast while Matthias the Warriormouse, Constance the Badger Guardian, Foremole, and the Abbot are traveling in Mossflower Woods questing for a mysterious Bobbatan Weary Nod. The book features the Abbeydwellers bustling in Redwall, cooking, gathering flowers, and doing other chores for their beloved Abbot (presumably Abbot Mordalfus). Many characters from Redwall and Mattimeo are present in the book, however, the baby mole Bungo is the only character to appear and not be featured in any other Redwall novel. Bungo does appear in the second picture book A Redwall Winter's Tale.

Illustrations and significance[edit]

The warm-colored illustrations by Christopher Denise were drawn on brown butcher paper using pastels, and instead of showing the Redwallers preparing for war, it shows them much happier and friendly, at work in their daily lives.

Brian Jacques remarked that The Great Redwall Feast was "written a little more for mothers to read to their children, but many Redwall lovers will also enjoy it, because there is the challenge of solving a riddle before the end of the rhyme."[2]


  • (German) Das grofte Festmahl von Redwall


  1. ^ "Brian Jacques: The Official Website". Retrieved 2015-12-26.
  2. ^ "The Great Redwall Feast at". Archived from the original on July 12, 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2006.
Preceded by
The Pearls of Lutra
Redwall Series
(publication order)
Succeeded by
The Long Patrol