Hilda and the Bird Parade, Hardback Book

Hilda and the Bird Parade Hardback

Illustrated by Luke Pearson

4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Hilda is coming to Netflix in 2018! 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 Kingsmaybe 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. Luke Pearson, author of the Hildafolk series and Everything We Miss has fast become one of the leading talents of the United Kingdom comics scene, garnering rave reviews from the prestigious Times and Observer newspapers and winning the Young People's Comic Award at the 2012 British Comic Awards for Hilda and the Midnight Giant."


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Hilda and the Bird Parade by Luke Pearson is the third of the Hilda books. Hilda and her mother have moved away from their cabin, to a busy city. The mother now has to work outside of the home, leaving Hilda on her own.Scared of a new city, confused by its size and complexity, and befriended by the wrong crowd, Hilda's introduction to city life isn't going so well. Her mother and she have plans to watch an annual parade celebrating a local bird spirit.Hilda with her ability to see what most people can't (first sight, second thoughts Ñ a perfect term from Wee Free Men), she gets to experience a magic she thought she had left behind on her mountain.It's a beautiful book with nods to the Japanese spirit procession, but with birds and in a city that's Alpine. The colors are bold and saturated, taking on the harsh tones of a busy city and the rich hues of dusk and torch light.The next book in the series is Hilda and the Black Hound (2014)

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This graphic novel is about a free sprirted little girl with blue hair that is moved from the woods to a city. She lives with an over protective mother. One day she is let out of the house with some of her new classmates and explores the city. Each activity that she takes part in is not exactly a good thing. At one point, one of her companions throws rocks at birds in a tree hitting one. Hilda decides to help the bird. The bird doesn’t remember who is or what he is supposed to be doing. Hilda takes him on an adventure around the city because she gets lost and can’t find her way home. The illustrations in the book are done nicely with bright colors and it’s an easy read.