Hilda and the Troll, Paperback Book
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Hilda can never sit still for long without setting off on another adventure.

She can't resist exploring her enchanting worlda 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 paperback edition of Hilda and the Troll 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, Hilda and the Black Hound" 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."


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 40 pages, Fully illustrated
  • Publisher: Flying Eye Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9781909263789



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I've read the last Hilda book but felt like I was missing something having not read the others so I've started at the beginning here with book 1. I'm so attracted to Pearson's art, so whimsical without being cute it has a certain edge to it. Hilda lives in a forest with her mum and is an artist and an adventurer. As she goes out in the woods today she meets a giant, a water spirit and a troll. It's the troll who brings her a special problem. My favourite though is the little wood man who keeps coming into their house uninvited and laying down in front of the fire. Deliciously odd and quirky.