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Hilda and the Troll

Hilda and the Troll

by Luke Pearson
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

This brand new hardback edition of Hilda and the Troll (previously sold as Hildafolk in paperback) is packed with bonus, never-before-seen content and offers a fresh chance to read the very first outing in Luke Pearson's ever-popular series of magical Hilda adventures.

Luke Pearson, author of Hilda and the Midnight Giant, Hilda and the Bird Parade, and Everything We Miss, has fast become one of the leading talents of the UK comics scene. Hilda and the Midnight Giant was selected as one of 2012's twenty-five best illustrated children's books by Publishers Weekly magazine. The book also won the Young People's Comic Award at the 2012 British Comic Awards.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

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

"Hilda and the Troll tells the story of an artistic Scandinavian girl as she explores the unknown wilderness around her house, encountering a blue fox with antlers, the msyterious 'wood man,' and (you guessed it!) a troll. The art is as whimsical as the protagonist, and the bright colors enhance this comic book's magical-realistic effect." -The Horn Book

"A master of mood-enhancing colors, Pearson nudges the story from vivid to haunting at a pen-stroke, ending with a book that is vibrant delight with just an edge of spine-tingling danger. A really great story for ages six-and-up, and anyone else who thinks comics are best read with flashlights under the covers."
Comics Alliance

"Take a look at the little blue-haired girl on the cover of this book. That is the face of a determined adventurer, a young girl with an inquisitive nature and the heart of an explorer" -5 Minutes For Books.

"Pearson is a rising star." -New Yorker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781909263789
Publisher:
Nobrow Ltd
Publication date:
12/01/2015
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
378,205
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
6 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


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.

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