Hilda and the Great Parade

Publisher: Flying Eye Books

Review

Trolberg’s annual Great Parade is approaching, and Hilda’s class at school is decorating a float to celebrate the town’s wonderfulness. Not that Hilda thinks it’s all that wonderful, having just moved here from the remote mountains with her mum.

When Hilda is out with her friends Frida and David looking for unusual plants for the float, Hilda sees the school bully, Trevor, throw a rock at a raven. When she rescues it, she is surprised to find that the raven can talk, and takes it home with her. But being hit by the rock has made the raven lose its memory. Could it be the mythical Great Raven who flies over the Great Parade every year? And what lengths will Trevor go to take the Raven for himself?

The second novel-length version of Hilda’s adventures accompanies the Netflix series and follows the original graphic novels by Luke Pearson. Hilda is a hugely appealing heroine whose magical yet contemporary world is as full of friendship issues, school and community as it is elves, talking birds and trolls.

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