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Thursday, July 22, 2010
Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 by David Petersen
Mouse Guard transports the reader into a new world (albeit, a tiny one) in which mice live in a medieval society with cities, towns and outposts, protected by the Mouse Guard, a group of trained soldiers who travel in small groups or individually, sort of like the famed Texas Rangers.
While there's not a whole lot of background or character development there are a lot of wonderful pictures (just about any page could be blown up to make a wonderful poster) that move the story along at a whiz-bang pace - a thrill-a-minute introduction to this small world. These mice are not Mickey nor the Rescuers, these mice of the Guard are tough, fearless, smart and willing to sacrifice everything to live according to their principles.
I rate this book 5 stars out of a possible 5 stars.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Mouse Guard: Fall 1152.
Reviewed on June 14, 2010.