- Published: London : Nobrow, 2011.
- Year Published: 2011
- Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 31 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Graphic Novel
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Hilda and the Midnight Giant
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Call number: Youth Graphic Novel
Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth
Hilda finds her world turned upside down as she faces the prospect of leaving her snow-capped birthplace for the hum of the megalopolis. Her mother, an architect, has been offered a prestigious position in the bustling metropolis that she would find hard to reject. Besides, the tiny elven creatures making a daily habit of bombarding them with threats isn't making Hilda's case any better. As she seeks ways to stall her mother's decision, Hilda rushes to befriend the very source of her malady - will they help or hinder her? More importantly, who is this mysterious Midnight Giant? -- pub. website.
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Hilda and her mother are nestled happily in their mountainside home when they are besieged by tiny, invisible elves who demand they move their house. After befriending one of the elves (and signing a stack of paperwork), Hilda is granted the ability to see the elves, and she works her way up the chain of bureaucracy to find a diplomatic solution. On her travels to the elven prime minister and king, she meets an ancient, mysterious giant who unlocks secrets about the mountain she calls home.
Fans of Jeff Smith's Bone series, Miyazaki's work, and the Adventures of Polo series by Regis Faller will enjoy Hilda's spunkiness as well as Pearson's art.
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