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Mouse Guard: Autumn 1152 Hardcover – 28 Sep 2007
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"Petersen's art is wonderfully textured and the story is a good one, suitable for kids." - Variety.com "Petersen's character designs are enormously appealing, and the book is hard to put down" - Publishers Weekly "A nice pleasant surprise; it's well written and drawn, and it's the sort of book where at the end you want to see more." - iComics.com "... a compelling story wrapped in extraordinary art" - Mark A. Messler, author of Zeyde and the Hidden Mine"
About the Author
David Petersen is a US-based writer, artist and sculptor. Mouse Guard is his first major series.
Top customer reviews
To say it's basically about mice with swords wouldn't do it justice (though it sounds pretty cool), because there's a fully realised world behind all that, with so much more to the mice way of life and the Mouse Guard themselves that it's more a story about comradery in the face of danger - the dangers faced by the companions who comprise the heroes of the tale to the greater dangers faced by the entirety of mousedom.
It's a tale with honour and heroism faced against dark deeds, but it's down to earth aswell and it's easy to care what happens to the mice.
The characters feel real and well rounded. The world also, with different mice exercising their different opinions on how to face the threats they all .. um ..face.
This has become a fond favourite and I can't wait for the next installment. In the meantime I'll have to content myself with the wealth of information about the world contained in the Mouse Guard RPG.
The hardback, slightly square format gives a -literally - different feel that all helps create the impression that this book is something special. The author has clearly poured a lot of love and life into creating this and the publisher seems to have recognised this will be something to cherish and have given it the right level of production.
If I have one complaint it would be that it is too long to wait for the next edition
Theres simply no other way to put it. You HAVE to read this. And all that follow.
mr petersen has an ability to create from the mouses point of view! outstanding story line (please someone tell me when volume 2 is out?) but it is the stunning art style that i particularly like. Each picture can absorb you for a good time. it is also particularly refreshing to read a title that isnt grim! i have two copies, one for me and one that i let my daughter read! i file it between the lovely silent owly and the slaine the horned god
Firstly the artwork is stunning. The mice look so determined and and brave with their little furrowed brows! It is simple and effective, some of the scenes in the rain are great! Second - its just a great story!
This is the first volume in a series about the Mouse Guard. Mice have pretty tough and dangerous lives so they decided to set up the Guard. They are an armed force to patrol borders, look after travellers and protect mice folk. They end up battling all sorts of creatures, from crabs to snakes. We follow Lieam, Saxon and Kenzie on their heroic adventures. You think they are doing a good job, but others don't agree, as all is not well in Mouse world, a plot is afoot! Not everyone likes the Guards.... Expect lots of intrigue and fights!
This is suitable for most readers, and will appeal to kids who like Secret of Nimh and the Robin Jarvis books.
A great change from superheroes and zombies! Enjoy! Looking forward to the next volume!