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Mouse Guard

[2], Winter 1152

Petersen, David

(Graphic Novel - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Mouse Guard
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In the Winter of 1152, the Mouse Guard face a food and supply shortage threatening the lives of many mouse through a cold and icy season. Some of the Guard's finest - Saxon, Kenzie, Lieam, and Sadie, led by Celanawe, the legendary Black Axe - traverse the snow-blanketed territories acting as diplomats to improve relations between the mouse cities and the Guard, and find themselves on a race against time to deliver crucial medicines. This is a winter not every Guard may survive...
Publisher: Fort Lee, N.J. : Archaia Studio, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781932386745
9781932386745
1932386742
Branch Call Number: J741.5973 P44245M02 2009
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 21 cm
Alternate Title: Winter 1152

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Sep 27, 2013
  • mvkramer rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Story's a bit thin, but the art's gorgeous. Also, I have a soft spot for stories with mouse protagonists.

Jul 09, 2013
  • JCLHopeH rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is an enjoyable story complemented with superb artwork. Each page is a pleasure for the eye. And the characters are so darn cute! If you're looking for a little more, "Mouse Guard: Spring 1153" was a single-issue release for 2010's Free Comic Book Day, and you can read it here: http://graphicly.com/archaia-comics/mouse-guard-free-comic-book-day/2010. Similarly, "The Tale of the Wise Weaver" was released in 2011 and is here: http://graphicly.com/archaia-comics/mouse-guard-free-comic-book-day/2011

Sep 10, 2012
  • lms rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

think graphic novels are comics? look at the article by TPL http://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/kids-books/graphic-novels/

Jan 04, 2011
  • stephjoy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The artwork and the craftmanship is excellent.

Oct 19, 2010
  • cartoon_goblin rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

David Petersen’s Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 is a sequel to the first Mouse Guard graphic novel, Fall 1152. The story continues on and builds on the events of the previous graphic novel. The guard mice characters of the first graphic novel have been sent out into the cruel winter to help secure supplies and diplomatic ties for Lockhaven, the headquarters town of the Mouse Guard. Things get even more complicated when the guard mice are forced to deal with predators, mysteries and conspiracies.

The art is just as gorgeous as the previous graphic novel, and the pacing is just as good. There’s even more characterization this time around, deepening our understanding of Kenzie, Saxon, Sadie, Lieam, Celanawe and Gwendolyn, their motivations and relationships. But Petersen doesn’t skimp on the action either, with several dynamic fight scenes

As good as Mouse Guard is, it’s not perfect. It’s often difficult to keep track of all of the characters, especially since the mice all look very similar. There are also a few glaring spelling mistakes. But all in all, I enjoyed Winter 1152 a whole lot and highly recommend it.

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