The mice struggle to live safely and prosper among all of the world’s harsh conditions and predators. Thus the Mouse Guard was formed…
Mouse Guard tells the tales of mice surviving in the Middle Ages. In the spirit of books such as Watership Down, this comic is far from “cute.” It is a tale of survival – because the life of a mouse can be short and brutal. So it is the aim of the Mouse Guard to protect their fellow mice, traveling from town to town and facing dangers such as crabs, snakes and weasels.
Beautifully illustrated and written by Michigan native David Petersen, Mouse Guard is targeted toward younger children, but can also be enjoyed by readers of all ages. The comic received two 2008 Eisner Awards in the category of “Best Publication for Kids.” There are currently two volumes, each containing six issues: Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 and Winter 1152, the latter of which has been on the NY Times Best Selling Graphic Books list for the past six weeks.