Thursday, May 1, 2014

Hilda and the Midnight Giant by Luke Pearson

Hilda and her mother are being evicted by invisible creatures.  How can this be?

Nobrow Press sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  This book has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

This is the second Hilda book I've read and I've enjoyed them both.  The graphics are eye-catching and entertaining.  Hilda has big shoes, skinny legs, hair out-of-control and an insatiable curiosity.

When little notes are left telling Hilda and her mother that they need to leave the premises, they don't want to.  But when things unseen come in and trash the house, her mother is leaning towards leaving.  Hilda is more stubborn.  Hilda also has an ability to talk to everyone and everything without fear.  That comes in real handy.

It seems their home is in the middle of a village of elves.  The elves are so small no one notices and they are invisible to the human eye.  Hilda finds one who wants to talk to her and that one helps her see.  She can't believe how many houses there are!

She sets out to find the person who can stop their eviction.  Along the way, she finds a lonely giant.  He's looking for his love but thinks she may have gotten tired of waiting for him.

I enjoy these stories because they are unfettered fantasy.  Elves and giants belong in this story as much Hilda does.  The ending was not what I expected but it was appropriate.  It will be interesting to see Hilda's next adventure.

One of things I also enjoy about these stories is that they are in graphic form.  To me, it makes it an even greater treasure.  What about you?  Do you like graphic novels?

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