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A Boy & a Girl by Jamie S. Rich
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Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
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The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley
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Explorer 2: The Lost Islands edited by Kazu Kibuishi
Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig
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The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Mud-Slinging Moles by Maxwell Eaton III
Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse by George Selden
Hildafolk by Luke Pearson
How to Make Friends with Demons by Graham Joyce
I Was the Cat by Paul Tobin
The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan
Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis by Jon Chad
Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
The Martian by Andy Weir
Marx by Corrine Maier
Rust: Death of the Rocket Boy by Royden Lepp
The Sea, the Storm, and the Mangrove Tangle by Lynne Cherry
The Sixth Gun, Volume 1 by Cullen Bunn
Sock Monkey Goes To Hollywood: A Star Is Bathed by Cece Bell
The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth by Ian Lendler
The Summer of Love by Debbie Drechsler
The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
The 26-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
Tune: Still Life by Derek Kirk Kim
Z Is for Moose by Kelly Bingham

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Hildafolk: 08/21/15

Hildafolk by Luke Pearson: Hilda lives with her mother in a cabin in the foothills..

Hildafolk by Luke Pearson is the first of the Hildafolk series and was done to highlight Pearson's artwork. It's about a third the length of the later Hilda books but shows the potential of the following ones.

Hilda listening to the rain in a tent

Hilda lives with her mother in a cabin in the foothills. She adores nature and the creatures who live there: mundane and magical. She's wary of giants. She isn't as brave about the magical elements of her surrounds as she will be. But she's willing to believe and willing to share.



She loves to explore. She's prone to get lost. The forest is changeable. In the later books, Hilda's ties to the spirit world are firmly established. She can see them because she thinks like them, and she takes things at face value. Here, he shows this through her crossing paths with a giant. She's lost and she believes he knows where he's going. Turns out, he doesn't.

Though it's short and not as refined as the later ones, it's still a must read for fans of Hilda.

Five stars

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