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not perfect, but very good
on November 7, 2001
The packaging is very nice here, being a book cover which, when opened, reveals an attached booklet of quizzes on the left and a fold-out map on the right.
The quiz book covers the first ten Redwall books and contains five quizzes of seven to eleven questions: Places and Journeys, Heroes and Heroines, Rogues and Villains, Dreams and Quests, and Food and Feasts. There are also five riddles taken from the Redwall books, and all answers are given at the back. I didn't think these questions were overly easy. They are not multiple choice, and if you read the ten books before taking the quizzes, how can you remember the "four other titles of Gabool the Wild" or all the ingredients of the Great Hall cake, for instance? Some, where a riddle is given and the solution requested, are easier than others.
The map folds out to about three feet by two feet and is nice as a very general map. I was hoping that it would be more of a combination of all the ten books' maps, with all the labelling from them, but most of the specific places from those maps aren't noted. Also, it would have been nice to have sites marked where interesting plot elements occurred. Still, it is fun to have a big map of the Redwall universe.
All in all, this was slightly disappointing, but still a lot of fun.