Good news, everyone! BOOM! Studios has announced it is collecting three tales from David Peterson’s return to the world of Mouse Guard in July’s Mouse Guard: The Owlhen Caregiver.
Which of life’s biggest lessons can be learned from the smallest amongst us? A young mouse learns that compassion and kindness are the great virtues in The Owlhen Caregiver. Meanwhile, Piper the Listener finds a brave mouse venturing into wild country to learn the tongues of other beasts. And finally, a grizzled oldfur shares the lesson of putting a whisker out too far in The Wild Wolf.
“I’m so pleased that readers get to walk back into the Mouse Territories, be accompanied by familiar Guardmice, and encounter snakes, owls, wolves, rams, otters, toads, and foxes again. Short stories are magical things. Despite their size, they are exactly the right shape to hold large messages of morality and virtue,” said Petersen in a press release from BOOM! Studios. “The common themes in these stories are ones of hope and of compassion, of service and the wellbeing of others. And every world could use more of that.”
Mouse Guard: The Owlhen Caregiver is scheduled to arrive in July 2021, through BOOM! Studios’ Archaia imprint.