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In the world of Mouse Guard, mice struggle to live safely and prosper amongst harsh conditions and a host of predators. Thus the Mouse Guard was formed: more than just soldiers that fight off intruders, they are guides for common mice looking to journey without confrontation from one hidden village to another. The Guard patrol borders, find safeways and paths through dangerous territories and treacherous terrain, watch weather patterns, and keep the mouse territories free of predatory infestation. They do so with fearless dedication so that they might not just exist, but truly live. Saxon, Kenzie and Lieam, three such Guardsmice, are dispatched to find a missing merchant mouse that never arrived at his destination. Their search for the missing mouse reveals much more than they expect, as they stumble across a traitor in the Guard’s own ranks.

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"Here's a distinct comic book image: mice with capes and swords defending themselves against their predators as if they were the Knights of the Round Table. It's a gimmick, but one that Petersen plays completely straight. His art is a perfect mix of the realistic and the fantastic: the mice and other animals always look realistic no matter how adventurous the situations get, including facing snakes and crabs in the first two chapters. Petersen doesn't let things get overly cute, either. These mice are fierce, dedicated fighters, and the violence their job entails is not forgotten. While the book always looks good, the story is pretty thin. The action is never boring but in the beginning it never moves the plot forward. Soon a plot about a traitor in the guard kicks in, leading to some exciting moments covered too briefly, and the character development is thin as well. Luckily, the art makes up for the storytelling shortcomings Petersen's character designs are enormously appealing, and the book is hard to put down for that reason. The story is suitable for all ages, and kids in particular should enjoy this adventure." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"The chapters in this book first appeared in the comic book Mouse Guard"--T.p. verso.

About the Author

David Petersen was born in 1977. His artistic career soon followed. A steady diet of cartoons, comics and tree climbing fed his imagination and is what still inspires his work today. David was the 2007 Russ Manning Award recipient for Most Promising Newcomer, and in 2008 won Eisner Awards for Best Publication for Kids (Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 & Winter 1152) and Best Graphic Album – Reprint (Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 Hardcover). He received his BFA in Printmaking from Eastern Michigan University where he met his wife Julia. They continue to reside in Michigan with their dog Autumn

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olivecat, March 19, 2008 (view all comments by olivecat)
This was a good book, with very detailed and beautiful imagery. The book seems to have a strange balance between the cutesiness of little mice wearing cloaks and fighting with needle swords and the dark, with mice being graphically shown eaten by snakes, cut out of their bellies, the snake beheaded, and another mouse being town apart by giant crabs. I think this book might disturb children that are lured into reading it, because it really has a dark storyline more appealing to an adult audience. However, the storyline is rich, and as an adult, it's a good book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781932386578
Author:
Petersen, David
Publisher:
Archaia Studios Press
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Fantasy
Subject:
Mice
Subject:
Middle ages
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Cartoons and comics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Mouse Guard Graphic Novels
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 8 in
Age Level:
from 8

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Product details 192 pages Archaia Studios Press - English 9781932386578 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Here's a distinct comic book image: mice with capes and swords defending themselves against their predators as if they were the Knights of the Round Table. It's a gimmick, but one that Petersen plays completely straight. His art is a perfect mix of the realistic and the fantastic: the mice and other animals always look realistic no matter how adventurous the situations get, including facing snakes and crabs in the first two chapters. Petersen doesn't let things get overly cute, either. These mice are fierce, dedicated fighters, and the violence their job entails is not forgotten. While the book always looks good, the story is pretty thin. The action is never boring but in the beginning it never moves the plot forward. Soon a plot about a traitor in the guard kicks in, leading to some exciting moments covered too briefly, and the character development is thin as well. Luckily, the art makes up for the storytelling shortcomings Petersen's character designs are enormously appealing, and the book is hard to put down for that reason. The story is suitable for all ages, and kids in particular should enjoy this adventure." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , "The chapters in this book first appeared in the comic book Mouse Guard"--T.p. verso.
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