Hilda and the Midnight Giant

Hilda and the Midnight Giant

Hardback Hilda

By (author) Luke Pearson

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  • Publisher: Nobrow Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 220mm x 306mm x 10mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 17 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1907704256
  • ISBN 13: 9781907704253
  • Illustrations note: chiefly col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 82,140

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In "Hilda and the Midnight Giant," our protagonist finds her world turned upside down as she faces the prospect of leaving her snow-capped birthplace for the hum of the megalopolis, where her mother (an architect) has been offered a prestigious job. During Hilda's daily one-and-a-half hour trek to school she looks for ways to stall her mother's decision. She conspires with the beings of the mystical Blue Forest to delay the inevitable. Will they help or hinder her? More importantly, who is this mysterious Midnight Giant?This is the first part of the Hildafolk series, a series that follows Hilda on her many adventures and travels through the magical fjords and enchanted mountains of her birthplace as she unravels the mysteries of the supernatural world that surrounds her.Luke Pearson is a comic book artist and illustrator, author of "Hildafolk" and "Everything We Miss" (published by Nobrow Press). "Hildafolk," his first book for Nobrow Press, quickly gained him recognition as a leading proponent of the new wave of English cartoonists.

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Luke Pearson, author of Hildafolk 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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"[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 naivete 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"