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Baldwin the Brave & Other Tales

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Young Saxon goes to see a puppet show about the great Baldwin the Brave, whose optimism and courage changed his town forever. Sadie hears the love story of the worthy mouse Thane in his quest to win the heart of the talented and beautiful Ilsa. Young Rand hears the rarely heard tale of the Black Axe Trio, three sisters who carried on a legend, each in their own special way. Plus, stories of Seyan, the land where Mouse warriors travel after death, and of Insects, the faeries of the Mouse world! Every hero was once a child, listening to stories of the heroes who came before them. It is the same with the mice of the Guard. Eisner Award-winning creator David Petersen spins six mouse fables, as told to a few familiar youngfurs, in this beautiful collection. Five Mouse Guard Free Comic Book Day stories are brought together for the first time, as well as a brand new tale, reminding us all to be brave, stay true to ourselves, and follow our hearts.

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Baldwin the Brave & Other Tales Hardcover:
ISBN-10: 1608864774
ISBN-13: 978-1608864775
96 pages ~ Published November 2014


2015 Harvey Award Winner:
Best Graphic Album Previously Published – Mouse Guard Baldwin the Brave & Other Tales

“Petersen’s art is always a draw for Mouse Guard adventures and this tale is no exception. It certainly doesn’t hurt that his writing is every bit as good.” -Comic Book Resources

“…Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales boasts some of the best storytelling in comics today… It’s warm, it’s nice. It’s something that resonates with my childhood that I think Petersen understands. He knows how to tell stories in a way that make us feel and care, look and learn, listen and understand.” -Michael Bettendorf, Comics Bulletin


Mouseguard™ Copyright 2017 David Petersen