Review: Hilda and the Hidden People

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Title: Hilda and the Hidden People
Author: Luke Pearson, Stephen Davies
Genre: Middle Grade
Publisher: Flying Eye Books
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Release Date: September 4, 2018
Rating: ★★★★

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Introducing the novel based on the Netflix animated series, Hilda, coming to screens in fall 2018.

Meet Hilda: explorer, adventurer, avid sketchbook-keeper and friend to almost every creature in the valley! Join our beloved heroine as she encounters her very first troll, negotiates peace with some very persnickety elves, and reunites two lovelorn ancient giants. Fantastic creatures and daring adventures are all just part of another average day for Hilda, but what will she do if she is forced to move to Trolberg city, far away from her beloved valley home? Dive into the adventure with this illustrated chapter book, based on the first two episodes of the show.

Review:

This is a cute middle grade story.

Hilda and her mom are going to be kicked out of their house by the invisible elves that live in front of it. The elves can become visible if you sign a form to see them (the elves love forms). Hilda must travel to see the elf Prime Minister and elf king to save her home.

Hilda learns a lot about her homeland throughout the story. It is a land with elves and giants shaped like mountains. There are also trolls that can be scared off by bells. But Hilda realizes that the land doesn’t belong to her and her mom, since they built on top of someone else’s home.

This series is becoming a Netflix show, and I’m curious to watch it. This is the start of a book series that will be continuing next year. I look forward to following Hilda’s story.

What to read next:

  • Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! (Lumberjanes #1) by Mariko Tamaki

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  • Hildafolk (Hilda #1) by Luke Pearson

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Have you read Hilda and the Hidden People? What did you think of it?

 

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