Friday, November 11, 2016

Hilda and the Bird Parade by Luke Pearson

Hilda and her Mom have moved to town.  She's not content there.  She's tired of staying in her room and amusing herself.  She tells her mother she's going out to explore, but her mother won't let her.  She's afraid of danger; they don't know the town yet.  But when the schoolkids show up at the door, she lets her go.  Hilda has quite an adventure!

Nobrow and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published November 15th.

Hilda finds the schoolkids are not so very nice.  They're bored, too, and they ring doorbells and hide.  She doesn't do well at the games.  The worst part is when they throw stones at the tree with birds in it.  They hit  a raven and injure it.  They run away and she stays to help it.  The only problem is that she can't remember how to get to home...

As she and the raven walk across the town, she finds it's much bigger than she thought.  She also looks from up high and finds out she's been going the wrong way.  At this point, her mother is getting frantic.  She was supposed to be home for an early meal and then they were going to watch the parade.  Where could she be?

When she finally gets home, her mother isn't there.  Where could she be?

Hilda is going to be thankful she helped that raven before this story is over.  This was another enjoyable adventure with Hilda, who means well but often goes about things the wrong way.  I was a bit like that as a child.

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