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Hilda and the Midnight Giant

Author/Illustrator: Luke Pearson

Publisher: Nobrow

Grade levels: 4-5, 6-8, 9-12

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Mythology and Folktales

Special Attractions: Female Lead Characters, Teen Lead Characters

Synopsis: 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?

The Comics Journal review

Publishers Weekly review

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Publisher’s book page

Lesson plans from Unleashing Readers

Awards: Publisher’s Weekly Top Children’s Fiction Book List 2012, Winner of the Young People’s Comic category at the British Comic Award in 2012, nominated for the Eisner Award’s Best Publication for Kids and Best Writer/Artist in 2013