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Hildafolk Paperback – 25 Nov 2010

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Product details

  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Age Range: 10 years and up
  • Publisher: NOBROW LTD; 4th ed. edition (25 Nov. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907704043
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907704048
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 16.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 389,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Plain smart and moving. John Stanley's Little Lulu meets Miyazaki."
Guillermo Del Toro
"A master of mood-enhancing colors, Pearson nudges the story from vivid to haunting at a pen-stroke, ending with a book that is vibrant delight with just an edge of spine-tingling danger. A really great story for ages six-and-up, and anyone else who thinks comics are best read with flashlights under the covers."
"Comics Alliance""

Hilda is coming to Netflix in 2018!
"Plain smart and moving. John Stanley's Little Lulu meets Miyazaki."
Guillermo Del Toro
Pearson s utter lack of pretension keeps Hilda feeling fresh, while his reading of folktales and Tove Jansson s Moomin series embeds Hilda in the long history of children s stories. [] Hilda s dilemmas, while fantastic, also feel real [] Pearson has found a lovely new way to dramatize childhood demons, while also making you long for your own cruise down the fjords.
"The New Yorker"
"A master of mood-enhancing colors, Pearson nudges the story from vivid to haunting at a pen-stroke, ending with a book that is vibrant delight with just an edge of spine-tingling danger. A really great story for ages six-and-up, and anyone else who thinks comics are best read with flashlights under the covers."
"Comics Alliance""

About the Author

Luke Pearson, author of "Hilda and the Midnight Giant" and "Everything We Miss" has fast become one of the leading talents of the UK comics scene, garnering rave reviews from the prestigious Times Literary Supplement and The Forbidden Planet International Blog amongst others. He is also a frequent contributor to a number of comic anthologies in the UK as well as self-publishing a number of small-run homemade comics.

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Hildafolk is the second Luke Pearson Book I have bought - The first the midnight Giant. This story is short, very short. But the artwork is amazing, cute but with some weight. The story is nicely rounded, some great characters and I really hope to see more from Luke.

It was thoroughly enjoyed by my son (8), Daughter (6), myself (39) and my wife (35)
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We already own and love Hilda and the The Black Hound, Hilda and the Midnight Giant, Hilda and the Bird Parade and Hilda and the Troll - all of them are beautiful, wonderful books. So I was delighted to see this - what looked like a Hilda book we didn't already have. My son (5) was really excited about receiving it. But then when it arrived this morning, we discover it's just a smaller version of Hilda and the Troll - he already knows the story off by heart. So if you're new to Hilda this is a great book, full of strange folksy mystery and cod-Scandinavian animism, plus plenty of humour and adventure - but if you've already got Hilda and the Troll, don't bother getting this one too! That said, if you have an imaginative child over about 5yrs up, do get all the others, you won't regret it.
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"...[T]hey have this matter-of-fact tone to them and they’re almost boring, like a document that just tells you that a thing happened. But the strangest things happen. And it gives them this weird and eerie edge..." - Luke Pearson describing the Scandinavian folklore that appeals to and inspires him.

This book was my first introduction to the cartoon work of Luke Pearson, a relative newcomer to the comics scene who is based in, (and very popular in), the U.K. My initial impression was that the book reflected a strong Scandinavian influence and that it was very reminiscent of the Moomin stories of Tove Jansson. Looking into the matter a bit more deeply, I found a 2013 interview with Pearson in which he stated that he drew heavily on Icelandic and Norwegian folklore for the Hilda comics. Further, he identified Jansson as a big influence on him as a cartoonist, an illustrator and a writer, and he acknowledged that Hilda was designed "very self consciously" on the Moomin character "Little My". This is all fine by me, because Pearson takes the Scandinavian/Moomin vibe and does wonderful things with it, and I just felt as clever as all get out to have made the Moomin connection on my own.

So, what is it that commends this book? Start with the spread at the opening of the book that sets out a map of Hilda's world. Usually such things are pencil or ink sketches of some map that looks like it should have Mordor in the lower right corner. Not so here. The map of Hilda's world is so inviting, charming and interesting that I immediately wanted to visit this cozy, exciting, mysterious place. You could just look at the map and make up your own adventure stories.

But then you get to Hilda.
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Bought this book, because I collect graphic novels, and wanted something my young children could start to appreciate.
Gentle characters, intriguing storyline with just the right mix of suspence, horror (rock trolls - not really horror, but a little scary) and imaginative ending. Beautiful illustrations too. We all love it.
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NoBrow actually came to my art college (Leeds) and did a talk about their company. I had the chance to have a quick read of this at the end, (along with some free postcards) and I loved it! Now that I have some spare birthday money kicking around (yes, I am that bad with money, being a student I should be more savvy) I decided to order a copy. The paper is a lovely quality, different from a lot of other publications, and the art work has a charmingly cultured and cute feel to it. Definately a recommendation for all ages.
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Purchased (along w. Hildafolk & Midnight Giant editions) for my 6yr-old nephew and he loved them. Illustrations are fantastic. V. happy
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Beautifully illustrated and with in a excellent edition. But the story is so short that is hard to even evaluate it. Made me wish it was longer.
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A very plesent relaxing story paired with what is in my opinion an excellent art style.

Since buying this around a year ago, I have read all four books in the Hildafolk series. Each of which are just as amazing.
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