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Mouse Guard Winter: 1152 (Mouse Guard #2)

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Sequel to Mouse Guard Fall series. Color graphic series.
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Published July 2007 by Archaia Studios Press
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Daniel
Dec 13, 2015 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Opasnost raste, niko nije siguran. Cak je i vreme protiv svih. Prica se fino nastavlja i ovog puta imamo dogadjaje koji nisu bili ociti. Crtez je i dalje predivan i jako mi se svidja lokacije misijih gradova i kako je fino ukomponovano ponasanje pravih zivuljki.

5+ :)
Christopher
As a special reward for May, we bought her the second Mouse Guard. I was a little frustrated to learn a) it hasn't come out in soft-cover yet and b) Volume 3 iss only barely beginning to come out in issues!

My daughter is obsessed. She is going to dress as Gwendolyn for Halloween this year. Her drawing quality took a giant leap when she started drawing guardsmice. She writes her own comics (2-3 panels of mice facing off aginst bullfrogs and the like).

This volume doesn't have quite the epic-span f
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Seth T.
Oct 28, 2009 Seth T. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
In Winter 1152, David Petersen continues his tale of mouse intrigue, glory, and honour apace. Rather than having the squashed rebellion of Fall 1152 simply fade into memory as a one-off plot to give the first volume some heft, we see that these things have lasting consequences and that the flames that leapt up in open rebellion still smoulder in traitorous saboutage.

This volumes lays more foundation for upcoming books as Petersen explores not just the relationships between the guardsmice, but i
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Rick Silva
Jan 18, 2014 Rick Silva rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With supplies depleted as winter approaches, the guardmice send messengers to the nearby towns to request needed supplies and to invite the leaders to a summit to find common solutions to the threats facing the mice. David Petersen envisions a medieval-style society made up of mice and the warrior-mice who serve as their protectors.

While one group is split up as they struggle to make it home, treachery lurks in the halls of Lockhaven.

This was my first introduction to Mouse Guard, aside from a co
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Jeff Lanter
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Aaron
Aug 28, 2013 Aaron rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A much more grounded story than the first Mouse Guard volume. Instead of an epic, sweeping tale with no time to develop most of its components, we get a much smaller story of the Guard just trying to make it back to their home with supplies. This makes for a far more enjoyable read, as it doesn't take huge leaps forward in story, instead staying very close to our main heroes as they battle their way back to Lockhaven.

That said, I still find the series a little silly at times. It takes itself so
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Rebecca
Nov 16, 2009 Rebecca rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 5th grade and up
Three and a half stars. The illustrations in this sequel are still gorgeous, and after mentioning Dinotopia in my review of the first book, I was tickled to see this Foreword by James Gurney. He writes, "With impeccable taste Petersen chooses dramatic camera angles and striking compositions, not merely to tell the story, but to expand the world. The colors transition from golden firelight to pale blue moonlight." I guarantee the constant snowfall in this book will make you feel cold.

However, the
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Thurston Hunger
As mentioned in my Spring 1152 review, we accidentally read this one first, and it was tougher to comprehend lacking the back story. But this journey story, visiting the Weasely underworld and a nice macabre interaction with bats that for my young darklings was much enjoyed.

Speaking of bats, there is sort of a legendary mouse named the Black Axe who your kids will likely love as mine did, but his arc has perhaps a tragic tinge to it, so be forewarned with more sensitive young ones. As this is mi
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Aaron
Jan 21, 2016 Aaron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I love this series. It's what I like to call 'Small Scale High Fantasy.'

Example: Remember the tension you felt as the reader when the Fellowship entered the Mines of Moria? This book will make you feel the same way, except with mice exploring a weasel hole.

It's all here - adventure, suspense, danger, romance, and a wealth of lore. Factor in some great artwork and you've got a real winner.

Recommended!
Hyathin
Jul 12, 2014 Hyathin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, fantasy
Better than MG: Fall, so if you liked that one at all, pick this up. The art is great, as before, though I completely disagree with the choice of using all caps for all of the mouse dialogue (different kinds of animals actually use different lettering styles). But that is really my only complaint. The story kept me engaged the entire time, and I found the winter season to be most enjoyable for Mouse Guard. Winter is just the most mysterious and magical of seasons, IMO. It was great, too, to lear ...more
Jim
Mar 01, 2016 Jim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is really easy to fall in love with the merry band of mouseketeers. . . no, not the Disney ones. . .as they go off on a quest in the dead of winter to gather supplies and alliances in response to recent internal tumults and betrayals. Although the plot is not too taxing, or even that original it seems, the artwork is wonderful, almost enchanting I would say. You do get some character development and they square off against natural pitfalls and mortal natural enemies, but they are adorable eve ...more
D.K. Brantley
Jul 14, 2016 D.K. Brantley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great one from Petersen.
Dan
May 20, 2016 Dan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I talk about this book here - https://youtu.be/mJqgwgDPCuE
Eric S
Mar 15, 2016 Eric S rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a pretty good story. The art is evocative and the characters are enjoyable.

Let me set aside some negatives: It's in place of its, often, plus a few other irregularities here and there like verb agreement etc. The poetry at the head of each chapter is not good, and some of the dialogue is a bit tinny.

As a matter of taste, I enjoy the implausible. Petersen bends how much you can believe mice might actually be capable as far as he can, all the way to the breaking point. As a straightforwar
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Amy
First off, I thought Mouse Guard : Winter 1152 told a much less confusing story than Mouse Guard : Fall 1152. Part of this may be because I was already somewhat familiar with the characters and their society, but I also think David Petersen just did a better job of telling the story in this one. Fall 1152 seemed very heavily focused on the breathtaking illustrations, and not so much on the textual element of the graphic novel. While the illustrations were still the main focus in Winter 1152, the ...more
Edgar Pérez
Dec 03, 2015 Edgar Pérez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lo que más me gustó fue que se le ha dado continuidad al volumen anterior. Todas las acciones tuvieron sus consecuencias y al terminar este volumen se siguen teniendo.

El invierno sin detenerse se impuso a la Guardia y estos deben realizar misiones de buena voluntad para intentar sobrevivir en esta época.

Así como la política real en este mundo también se tiene y se avanza a base de negociaciones, existen aún ratones que intentan sabotearlo todo pero es algo inevitable dar paso a la siguiente orga
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Ghostcat
Just after reading the first volume (Autumn 1152) I started this one, and I think I liked the story a little bit more. Some scenes are quite fascinating and intense, but a little bit frustrating too, as they references to an era that we will not see and that looked so interesting. I managed to attach myself to some characters in this one and the plot was deeper. I'd love to read a third one if it goes better again.
Wing Kee
Jun 13, 2015 Wing Kee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Greatly improved in all areas, now I'm really excited about reading this series!

I like Mouse Guard, the premise is fun, the art is wonderful...what's not to like about warrior mice?! Howeer, the first book had some pacing, story and character development issues that made me not like it as much as I wanted to. How does the second mini series fare?

World: Art first, the art is sublime, the colors the framing the line work, amazing. There is nothing to complain about the art, Petersen is a genius. T
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Sam Ott
Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 by David Petersen, published July 2009.
Genre: Graphic Novel.
Format: Hardcover, Print.
Plot: Picks up where the previous novel left off, but deals with the problems that occured after the war of rebellion. There is a scarcity of food and medicine and the main characters must travel through the land in winter working to strengthen community ties and receive promises of food and medical assistance. A hidden tunnel and an attacking owl separate the group and they are forced
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Nicole (Reading Books With Coffee)
Have you read Mouse Guard? Because if you haven't, you really, really need to! Graphic novels of the non-manga variety are books I don't read (except for Mouse Guard and my failed attempt at reading Fun Home), but I can't help but love Mouse Guard.

Winter 1152 is the 2nd book, and it's such a hard winter for these warrior mice. I felt for them, trying to survive in this world, and I love these very honorable mice. There is something very adorable about the mouse cities, and the mice, and I just l
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Jhaniel
Aug 02, 2014 Jhaniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first book was pretty good but this one is even better. The plot is more involved, we get more character development, and while the art remains gorgeous, Petersen has gotten even more creative with his set pieces. The world is really expanded upon in this book and it is wonderful; the weasel-tunnels in particular were so much fun to look at and very atmospheric. Saxon remains my favorite of the guards due to his impetuous aggression and the great facial expressions Petersen gives him. The di ...more
Paul Mirek
Apr 04, 2014 Paul Mirek rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
David Petersen delivers a stunning follow-up to Mouse Guard: Fall 1152. In many ways, this is a denser, more complex work than the original, which is no surprise given the two extra chapters he has to play with. The protagonists from the first volume return, tasked with supplying some necessary medicine to assist in their hometown's rebuilding following the bloody betrayal of one of their own. Yeah, don't be surprised to find some violence here--Petersen's detailed art brings out the beauty and ...more
Matt Piechocinski
I have trouble distinguishing between the mice. However, I do like Lieam, and thought it was pretty cool when he took up the mantle of the Black Axe. I also think it's a good comic for kids.
Naomi
Oct 12, 2009 Naomi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Volume 2 is possibly more beautiful than V.1. There is continuing intrigue amongst the mice, further mysteries and additional character development. And, a battle with a horned owl!
Olivia
Jul 29, 2014 Olivia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In short, the story is not as good as the first but the art is better. So, 4 stars once again.

My problem with the story is that it felt a little convoluted. There were more names to keep track of and several stories happening at the same time with little notice to transition. The actual action of the story itself is good! It ends in a way that I’m ready for Spring 1153. The romantic additions felt a little forced, like he thought last minute to add them in. I liked in the first one how the two
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Stacy Renee
Apr 27, 2013 Stacy Renee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I really hope I can get my hands on the rest of these. The art is amazing and the story is really good, too.
Jonathan Lupa
Apr 29, 2014 Jonathan Lupa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These turned out to be very beautiful graphic novels, and scale well to different readers ages.
Melissa
These poor mice! Their lives are so tough, but they are so, so cute.
Denise "Mika" Hutchins
Even better than the first one. I really loved the visual environments in this volume and, story-wise, the author did well in cutting to the different groups of mice in their different areas throughout the tale. Very exciting and well-paced. I was rather moved by several moments, and also surprised at some of the events. I think, because there was less need to introduce the characters and setting, this volume was able to tell a more complex and interesting story (when compared to the first). I'd ...more
Felipe
Dec 11, 2015 Felipe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Note: There are more than one David Petersen on GR's database. For catch-all profile, see here (dissambiguated via 10 spaces).

David Petersen was born in 1977. His artistic career soon followed. A steady diet of cartoons, comics, and tree climbing fed his imagination and is what still inspires his work today. David won the 2007 Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer. In 2008, David won the
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Other Books in the Series

Mouse Guard (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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“You should always aim to be your own mouse, Lieam. In fact...you already are. You are not so quick to jump into danger as Saxon and not as pensive of mind as Kenzie. They rely on each other too much. Saxon knows he can afford to be reckless since Kenzie acts as his conscience. And Kenzie can linger in his thoughts and plans, because he knows Saxon can defend him. I tested Kenzie earlier. I wanted to see if he would be swayed by my advice. It took Saxon's coaxing to make up the greyfur's mind. Be compleete with in yourself young redfur...you will never disappoint. Even in solitude.” 9 likes
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