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Hilda and the Bird Parade (Hilda)by Luke Pearson
Synopses & Reviews
"A joyous riot of animist magic"—The Times
"A beautifully drawn (literally and figuratively) comic"—The Observer
Getting used to life in the big city is proving difficult for Hilda. The diminutive explorer is still missing the enchanted valleys and magical friends that surrounded her home in the fjords. But tonight is somehow different; tonight is the night of the mysterious Bird Parade.
Finding herself lost on the streets of Trolberg, Hilda befriends a talking raven. Together they encounter all manner of bizarre creatures from outcast Trolls to ferocious Salt Lions and deadly Rat Kings—maybe the city isn't so boring after all.
As the pair try to find their way home, it becomes clear that the amnesiac raven has an important mission to attend to . . . if only he could remember what it was.
This beautiful book with its embossed cloth spine and eye-popping spot varnish is sure to delight children and adults across the country.
Luke Pearson, author of Hildafolk, Hilda and the Midnight Giant, and Everything We Miss has fast become one of the leading talents of the United Kingdom comics scene, garnering rave reviews from the prestigious Times and Observer newspapers and winning the Young People's Comic Award at the 2012 British Comic Awards for Hilda and the Midnight Giant.
"Following the events of Hilda and the Midnight Giant, a PW Best Book of 2012, tiny blue-haired Hilda and her mother are settling into the fictional town of Trolberg. It's a far cry from their idyllic mountain home: Hilda's mother is nervous about letting her daughter roam free, and the local kids' idea of a good time is to pull pranks on neighbors and throw rocks at birds. When a large, black bird is left injured and amnesiac after being hit by one such rock, Hilda tries to help it remember how to fly as well as find her own way home. Although Trolberg initially seems grim (down by the docks, the bird scares Hilda with a story about a rat king, to which she responds, 'You can't remember who you are but you can remember that?'), Pearson shows how Hilda's optimism, curiosity, and self-assuredness help her make the most of this unfamiliar new setting. The reds, golds, and blues in the palette (Hilda's signature colors) hint at the way her outlook transforms the town from intimidating and rundown to a place where magical, wonderful things can happen. Ages 6 — up. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
The latest in Luke Pearsons acclaimed series of magical adventures starring Hilda, the diminutive blue-haired heroine.
Praise for the previous book in the series, Hilda and the Midnight Giant:
"Surreal, kid-friendly, dreamlike comedy."—Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
"Pearson's whimsical artwork—a cross between Lucky Luke and Miyazaki—creates a magical spell of a mysterious world of hidden creatures, and the production of the book make it a treasure in itself. The story—comparable to the Adventures of Polo series by Regis Faller and Copper by Kazu Kibuishi—never flags in imagination or wonder."—Publishers Weekly
Hilda and her mother have finally laid roots in their new home in Trolberg. Pining for her magical friends and wonder-filled homeland, Hilda is finding it hard to fit in to this crowded new place but today is somehow different, today Hilda sees a glimmer of that magic she left behind in the fjords . . .
Luke Pearson, author of Hildafolk, Hilda and the Midnight Giant, and Everything We Miss, has fast become one of the leading talents of the UK comics scene, garnering rave reviews for his books. He is also a frequent contributor to a number of comic anthologies in the United Kingdom as well as self-publishing a number of small-run homemade comics.
About the Author
Luke Pearson, author of Hildafolk , Hilda and the Midnight Giant, and Everything We Miss has fast become one of the leading talents of the UK comics scene, garnering rave reviews from the prestigious Times Literary Supplement and The Forbidden Planet International Blog amongst others. He is also a frequent contributor to a number of comic anthologies in the UK as well as self-publishing a number of small-run homemade comics.
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