Author(s): Luke Pearson
This brand new paperback edition of Hilda and the Troll offers a fresh chance to read the very first outing in Luke Pearson's ever-popular series of magical Hilda adventures.
Hilda can never sit still for long without setting off on another adventure. She can't resist exploring her enchanting world--a place where trolls walk, crows speak, and mountains move. The magic and folklore of the wild, windswept North come alive in this book about an adventurous little girl and her habit of befriending anything, no matter how curious it might seem.
While on an expedition to illustrate the magical creatures of the mountains around her home, Hilda spots a mountain troll. As the blue-haired explorer sits and sketches, she slowly starts to nod off. By the time she wakes up, the troll has totally disappeared and, even worse, Hilda is lost in a snowstorm. On her way home, Hilda befriends a lonely wooden man, and narrowly avoids getting squashed by a lost giant.
Kathleen's review - There are heaps of reviews attached to this book, and they're all in superlatives. Well, I agree with them. Hilda is beautifully drawn and her story is delightful. I don't ordinarily read graphic novels, but this series is converting me!
Hilda is coming to Netﬂix in fall 2018
In gorgeous, oversize pages filled with warm jewel tones, Pearson's varied panel layouts and detailed, purplish backgrounds artfully carry emotional weight and subtle humor in equal measure Every volume of this fairy-tale-adventure series is a must-have."Booklist"
[Hilda's world] is... a glorious, exciting if also rather menacing placeone children will be eager to enter. It's also visually arresting: exuberant and lively and faintly Miyazakian." New York Times"
Hilda is the little girl. And this is her folk tale. And pretty much everything you need to know about how good this is is there on that absolutely gorgeously delightful cover. By the end of it, you ll have exactly the same smile as Hilda has. "Forbidden Planet"
Very enjoyable, it's imaginative and fun for kids and adults too! Renata Liewska, author of bestselling "The Quiet Book"
A riot of colour and animast magic "The Times"
A beautifully drawn (literally and figuratively) comic "Observer"
There is a subtlety and sophistication to the Hildafolk books; pauses and quiet panels speak volumes to what a character is thinking or feeling. While Pearson's art style could be described as simple cartooning, he does what masterful illustrators do, expresses a lot of emotion and mood with few, clean lines and rich color. You get incredibly detailed and powerful panels and pages which never feel cluttered, unless they're intended to be. These are truly beautiful books and Hilda s charming sense of wonder is appealing to everyone, no matter how old or young."The Mary Sue"
This is perfection in sixty-four pages. Hilda is brave, resourceful, compassionate, capable of epically screwing up, and always does things with the very best of intentions; in other words, totally human. Charmingly and enticingly illustrated, the icing on the cake is the fact that Pearson never dumbs things down for his audience. The resulting dry wit found in both text and illustrations is as appealing to adults as it is to kids."Foreword Reviews"
Hilda is a curious, intelligent, and adventure-seeking protagonist. Fans will delight in her adventures, and Pearson's lush art is gorgeous without being crowded.-"School Library Journal"
This modern twist on Mary Norton's Borrowers stories is full of fanciful details, and Pearson's imaginative depiction of space turns ordinary surroundings inside out.-"Good Comics For Kids"
Luke Pearson, author of the phenomenally popular Hilda series and Everything We Miss, has fast become one of the leading talents of the UK comics scene, garnering rave reviews from The Times of London, The Observer and the prestigious Times Literary Supplement. Hilda and the Midnight Giant was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of 2012's top 25 Children's Picture Books and won the Young People's Comic Award at The British Comic Awards. Luke Pearson will be the featured cartoonist on "Slate" in April of 2013. 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.