I like woodland creatures. My husband Lee likes comics. What better way to combine these random interests than in a comic book about medieval mice?
Lucky me – I have been spoilt with a gift of ‘Mouse Guard: Fall 1152’ which features the most beautiful art and wonderful story by David Petersen. I haven’t had a chance to read this enchanting book yet, but based on what I have investigated so far, I’m pretty sure I’ll love it! The story basically revolves around a colony of intelligent mice who live in a medieval era:
‘In the past, the mouse world endured a tyrannical Weasel Warlord until a noble band of mouse soldiers fought back. Ever since, the Mouse Guard has defended the peace and prosperity of its kingdom.’
I love this little band of mouse protectors and I love that the story parellels human history even though humans don’t exist in this mouse world.
I can’t wait to dive into the world of Mouse Guard, these brave little warriors seem noble and proud of the duties they provide to their villagers.
I feel it’s important to note that a love of woodland creatures and illustrated stories about mice does not mean I would enjoy a visit from a plague of rodents…