Hilda and the Troll

(2 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: Flying Eye Books

Review

Blue-haired explorer Hilda has an uncanny ability to find weird and wonderful adventures and befriend peculiar creatures. In this, the first of her adventures, she spends a night under canvas, embarks on a day's drawing, encounters a rock troll, and then finds herself lost in a snowstorm. Luckily, a friend is on hand to help her find her way back to her mountain home.

With beautifully-designed spreads in a subtle palette of colour, a wealth of visual detail, and plenty of quirky humour, this beautiful graphic novel will delight young comic fans. Luke Pearson's cute characters and appropriately folksy style are enormously appealing, and Hilda herself is a marvellous heroine: sporting a jaunty beret and a yellow scarf, this plucky young adventurer is always dauntless in the face of danger. Look out for the map of Hilda's valley on the opening pages and some extra information about the mysterious mountain troll too.

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