Hilda and the Midnight Giant

Hilda and the Midnight Giant

by Luke Pearson
     
 

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Hilda finds her world turned upside down as she faces the prospect of having to leave her snow-capped birthplace for the hum of the megalopolis. But why do the "Hidden Elves" want her to leave? Why is it that only she can see them? And who is the giant that turns up in the night?

Luke Pearson is the award-winning writer and illustrator of the

Overview

Hilda finds her world turned upside down as she faces the prospect of having to leave her snow-capped birthplace for the hum of the megalopolis. But why do the "Hidden Elves" want her to leave? Why is it that only she can see them? And who is the giant that turns up in the night?

Luke Pearson is the award-winning writer and illustrator of the Hildafolk series.

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"Plain smart and moving. John Stanley's Little Lulu meets Miyazaki."
—Guillermo Del Toro

Pearson’s utter lack of pretension keeps Hilda feeling fresh, while his reading of folktales and Tove Jansson’s Moomin series embeds Hilda in the long history of children’s stories. […] Hilda’s dilemmas, while fantastic, also feel real […] Pearson has found a lovely new way to dramatize childhood demons, while also making you long for your own cruise down the fjords.
—The New Yorker

"[Hilda's world] is. . . a glorious, exciting if also rather menacing place—one 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

“For adults ... Pearson’s measured storytelling ... and detailed, imaginative artwork make Hilda and the Bird Parade an absolute treat to dive into. It’s hard to imagine a better all-ages comic will be published this year.”
Slate

"very enjoyable, it's imaginative and fun for kids and adults too!"
— Renata Liewska, author of bestselling The Quiet Book

"If you know a young comics reader, or a a child that you’d like to turn into a comics reader – especially if they love fairy-tale-like stories – this would be a great place to start them. Hilda isn’t a superhero, but she sure saves the day."
— Erica Friedman for Okazu

"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

"If you haven't heard of Luke Pearson, buddy, you have been hiding under a particularly uninteresting rock this past year."
The Comics Bureau

"Pearson's latest comic, the spell-binding contemporary fairytale Hildafolk, feels just as at home in publisher Nobrow Press' visually intelligent catalogue as it does between good old fashioned yarns like Bone and The Adventures of Tintin in my bookcase."
—Martin Steenton, Avoid the Future

"If what you’re looking for is great storytelling, humour, adventure and imagination then what are you waiting for? Come on in, the water’s fine."
—The Illustrated Forest

"Midnight Giant is sad, but packs probably the most weighty punch of the series as far as real-life lessons for kids. […] It’s less a moral about transitioning from childhood to adulthood than it is about a transition from the naiveté of early childhood (Santa Claus, anyone?) into the more realistic stages of later childhood. It’s also about what matters most — possessions or people?"
—Comics Alliance

Publishers Weekly
Hilda has always had a knack for making friends with mysterious creatures, until invisible elves try to evict her and her architect mother from their beloved, cozy mountain home. In this marvelous follow-up to the comic book Hildafolk, Hilda returns with her blue hair, pointy nose, oversize red boots, little pet, and zest for life. While her home is in danger of being smashed by the people of the Northern Elven Valley, Hilda’s mother insists they can move to the city. One day, Alfur the elf shows herself to Hilda, who can finally see them after signing a stack of paperwork. Throughout the process of seeking out the mayor, prime minister, and the king in order to save their home, Hilda keeps seeing a dark and hairy giant at night who is taller than mountains, which adds to even more unanswered questions. 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. Ages 10–14. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781909263178
Publisher:
Nobrow Ltd
Publication date:
04/15/2014
Series:
Hildafolk Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
GN260L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

Meet 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 was the winner of Young People's Comic category at the British Comic Award in 2012 and been nominated for the Eisner Award's Best Publication for Kids and Best Writer/Artist in 2013. He has recently worked as a storyboard artist on the cult classic show Adventure Time. Luke is 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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