Hilda and the Bird Parade
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Hilda and the Bird Parade

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Hilda Season 1 is now on Netflix! "Luke Pearson is one of the best cartoonists working today. Hilda is utterly brilliant!"
--Raina Telgemeier, creator of Smile

A New York Times' Notable Book for 2013
One of School Library Journal's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2013
Nominated for the 2014 Eisner for Best Publication for Kids!

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.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 44 pages
  • 222 x 307 x 11mm | 485g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1909263060
  • 9781909263062
  • 9,093

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Hilda and her mother have moved to the bustling city of Trolberg, and it's nothing like the enchanted forests and fjords she had to leave behind. But when Hilda rescues an injured bird, a strange sequence of events begins to unfold...where did this peculiar creature come from, and can Hilda help him remember who he really is?
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Review quote

Hilda is now on Netflix! Season 2 coming soon! "Luke Pearson is one of the best cartoonists working today. Hilda is utterly brilliant!"
--Raina Telgemeier, creator of Smile

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

"Luke Pearson's Hilda stories are beloved in our house, and they will surely be enjoyed by audiences for many years to come."
--Kazu Kibuishi, creator of Amulet

"In Hilda, Luke Pearson has created a truly odd and amazingly beautiful world--Stunningly personal and original. I am in awe of his imagination. He is a real inspiration."
--Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy

A New York Times' Notable Book for 2013
One of School Library Journal's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2013
Nominated for the 2014 Eisner for Best Publication for Kids!

"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"
--The New York Times Book Review

"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

"A perfect pitch between childlike adventure, subtle mystery, and gentle lyricism."
--Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

"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."
--Publisher's Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

"A joyous riot of animist magic."
--The Times

"Pearson has hit his stride with this world. The book has the same wonderful color scheme as the previous and maintains similar tonal shifts as well, with warm colors for cozy home scenes and cool colors for outdoor night scenes. The lettering is crisp and strong."
--Comics Alliance
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About Luke Pearson

Luke Pearson is the artist and writer of the Hilda series of graphic novels. He has fast become one of the leading talents of the United Kingdom and United States comics scene, garnering rave reviews from the New York Times and the School Library Journal. He was the winner of the Young People's Comic category at the British Comic Award in 2012, and he has been nominated for the Eisner Award's Best Publication for Kids and Best Writer/Artist in 2013. He has recently written and storyboarded multiple episodes of the cult classic show Adventure Time. He lives in Bristol, United Kingdom.
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Rating details

3,244 ratings
4.23 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (1,125)
3 13% (412)
2 3% (96)
1 2% (64)
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