Hilda and the bird parade

Luke Pearson

Book - 2013

"Hilda learns that it's the day of Trolberg's annual Bird Parade, a spectacular carnival in which crowds people from all over the city gather to match the streets in colourful, awe-inspiring plumage" -- from publisher's web page.

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Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* Pearson's British-import series starring a plucky, blue-haired heroine continues from the equally charming Hildafolk (2010) and Hilda and the Midnight Giant (2012). Hilda and her mom have moved from the countryside, where the little girl loved to explore all day long, to a small European city filled with winding streets, ancient statuary, and strange creatures inspired by Scandinavian legend. Despite her mother's worries, Hilda loses track of her dubious companions and befriends a wounded bird, who proves a much grander figure than he initially appears. Hilda has a huge heart, a huge sense of curiosity, and an admirable sense of courage. Her encounters with a Salt Lion and an obscurely glimpsed Rat King lack overly frightening menace and are done with artful panache, making this a fantastic choice both for kids and for adults looking for a bit less punching and a bit more quiet wonder in their comic books. Environment being so crucial to the tale, Pearson's expressive architecture and city design are nothing short of remarkable, giving a personality to neighborhoods and even individuals doorways. His large-headed, stick-legged cartooning employs both humor and empathy and gracefully reflects the book's tone, a perfect pitch between childlike adventure, subtle mystery, and gentle lyricism. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Following the events of Hilda and the Midnight Giant, a PW Best Book of 2012, tiny blue-haired Hilda and her mother are settling into the fictional town of Trolberg. It's a far cry from their idyllic mountain home: Hilda's mother is nervous about letting her daughter roam free, and the local kids' idea of a good time is to pull pranks on neighbors and throw rocks at birds. When a large, black bird is left injured and amnesiac after being hit by one such rock, Hilda tries to help it remember how to fly as well as find her own way home. 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. Ages 6–up. (Apr.) [Page ]. Copyright 2013 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Hilda wonders if she'll ever get used to living in the bustling yet plain city of Trolberg after growing up in the rural Fjords, but the annual bird parade promises to reveal an exciting and mysterious side of the city to her.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The latest in Luke Pearson’s acclaimed series of magical adventures starring Hilda, the diminutive blue-haired heroine.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

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 SmileA New York Times' Notable Book for 2013One of School Library Journal's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2013Nominated 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.