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Scurry  Cover Image Book Book


Smith, Mac (Comic book artist) (author,, artist.).

Summary: "A group of house mice struggle to survive a long and strange winter. The humans are gone, the sun is rarely seen, and a cold, dark rain befouls everything it touches. The mice, long dependent on humans for food, stubbornly cling to their old ways, looting the nearby abandoned houses for any scraps they can find. Once, there was plenty to eat, but now the scavengers return empty-handed, or not at all. Food is scarce, but danger is everywhere. Poison and traps wait for the unwary in dark cupboards, and a gang of feral cats relentlessly chase the mice whenever the rodents leave the safety of their nest. Now there are even rumors a hawk has come to join the hunt. As supplies run low and many mice fall ill, desperation creeps in. With the colony at a breaking point, rumors of a wrecked truck filled with food give them hope, but it lies far beyond the forest, where even the cats won't go." --

Record details

  • ISBN: 1534324364 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 9781534324367 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 329 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color map ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Berkeley, California : Skybound Comet, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes a two-page Reader's Guide.
A full Teacher's Guide can be found on
"Image Comics"--Back cover.
Target Audience Note:
Rated 8+
Subject: Magic Comic books, strips, etc
Hunger Comic books, strips, etc
Starvation Comic books, strips, etc
Cats Comic books, strips, etc
Mice Comic books, strips, etc
Animals Comic books, strips, etc
Genre: Apocalyptic comics.
Fantasy comics.
Graphic novels.

Available copies

  • 0 of 4 copies available at Kenton County.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 741.5973 S655s 2023 (Text) 33126022716611 New YA Graphic Novels Checked out 06/21/2023
Erlanger Branch 741.5973 S655s 2023 (Text) 33126022716637 New YA Graphic Novels Checked out 06/14/2023
Erlanger Branch JGraphic Novel (Text) 33126020268714 JGraphic Novel Checked out 06/13/2023
Wm. E. Durr Branch 741.5973 S655s 2023 (Text) 33126022716629 New YA Graphic Novels Checked out 06/29/2023

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2023 January

    Gr 5 Up—Wix, a brave mouse, along with his rat friend Umf, scout for food for their colony. Supplies have been scarcer since the humans disappeared, and what is left is being eaten by any surviving animal. Just outside the colony are the constantly predatory cats, and in the forest beyond them, wolves hunting in packs. To save the colony, Wix must journey out into the world, further than he has ever gone, in search of food. While he's away, the scheming mouse Resher wants to take the colony to the city, believing it holds all the answers, and Pict, mouse daughter of the Council leader, must evade Resher's agents, who seek to take control. Smith's tale, originally published as a webcomic, is reminiscent of The Secret of Nimh or The Tale of Despereaux. This graphic novel excels with its vibrant colors and pulls on readers' heartstrings for these tiny living creatures, left to survive in a dreary post-apocalyptic world. VERDICT An amazing example of a webcomic translated into print. Animal lovers and children of all ages will follow the mice's journey to survive with rapt attention, keeping this heroic tale circulating for years to come. A modern-day classic with an underdog readers will believe in.—Adam Fisher

    Copyright 2023 School Library Journal.

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