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Hilda and the Bird Parade

(Hilda #3)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  3,157 ratings  ·  276 reviews
Getting used to life in the big city is proving difficult for Hilda. The diminutive explorer is still missing the enchanted valleys and magical friends that surrounded her home in the fjords. But tonight is somehow different; tonight is the night of the mysterious Bird Parade.

Finding herself lost on the streets of Trolberg, Hilda befriends a talking raven. Together they e
Hardcover, 44 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by Flying Eye Books (first published October 11th 2012)
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Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Another great Hilda adventure. Having moved to the city Hilda goes to hang out with some kids from school. Their behaviour isn't nice and when it comes to a bird getting hurt Hilda and the group go their separate ways and she stays to help the bird. Leaving the group means she is lost in the city and tries to get home in time to go to the bird parade with her mum. In true Hilda style an adventure ensues with lots of excitement, mythical beasts and kindness. We love these books.

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Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
* I was sent this for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review *

This book is fabulous and it's my first experience reading a book in the Hilda series. I didn't even know this was a series of graphic novels, but I am so glad that there are others out, becuase I definitely want to get them! This one is the third on in the series, but you can definitely start by reading this one as it seems like one entire adventure and each book is focused on another adventure. I have to say this r
Mar 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphicnovel, j
I was a little sad that Pearson urbanized the story. AND introduced Hilda to more modern-feeling kids. Although many of the magical elements are still around, including jaded kids brings me to the conclusion that Hilda is an exception in her world. So, instead of being transported to a new world to ME, I find myself looking at Hilda and her view of the world more as anomaly in her world, possibly even viewing things in her world in a different ways than other actors in it.

Maybe I'm being overly
Apr 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was expecting something in the vein of Midnight Giant and got something completely different but equally brilliant. I'm sad that Hilda lives in the city now, though, as I want to see more adventures with the Woodman.
David Schaafsma
Jul 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gn-children
Fernanda Ruso
El mejor hasta el momento. ♡

Después de la disputa con los elfos y el desafortunado desenlace con el gigante, Hilda y su madre terminan mudándose a la ciudad. Hilda aburrida le pide a su madre dejarla salir, sin embargo, la misma opta por no hacerlo, ya que, es una ciudad nueva y desconocida. No obstante, los amigo de la escuela de Hilda la invitan a salir y después de dejarlos de lado, vive otra gran aventura junto a un ave majestuosa.

Es fascinante que con tan sólo unos dibujos se pueda contar
Kailey (BooksforMKs)
Hilda and her mother move to Trolberg, away from their beloved mountains, and Hilda is having trouble adjusting to city life. Lost in the maze of streets, she befriends a raven with amnesia, and the two encounter strange creatures and navigate the dark corners of the city, on their way to the Bird Parade.

I loved this 3rd volume! It's so imaginative and colorful. Hilda is adorable and plucky and deliciously weird. Every twist of the plot kept me guessing and wondering, and I loved to see the deve
Dec 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
Pearson blends graphic novel with children's picture books in his Hildafolk series. Borrowing heavily from Scandinavian folklore, the world in which Hilda lives is full of subtly mystical creatures and beings. The series centers around a young girl, Hilda, who enjoys independence, solitude, adventures, and the outdoors. In the Bird Parade, Pearson depicts Hilda's move from her family's isolated country home to the city center nearby. Hilda experiences new surroundings, new friends, and a strain ...more
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cuteness overload! Luke Pearson's Hilda series is such a joy to follow. I read the iconic Hildafolk years back and then stayed away from the series due to its high price. I was beyond thrilled to get this new book for free. Hilda and the Bird Parade is the cute tale of how Hilda tries to accommodate in her new home.

City life is not for Hilda. Even months after she moved to Trolberg with her mother, she misses the enchanted valleys and the eccentric friends of her old home. But as the day of the
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
En esta nueva aventura, Hilda tendrá que abandonar el bosque que tanto ama para mudarse a la gran ciudad. Sin embargo, en Trolberg nada es lo que parece y pronto descubrirá el misterio que hay en torno a la profecía del gran cuervo.

Como las demás, una historia preciosa llena de aventuras y valores. Perfecto para leer antes de dormir, tanto para niños como para mayores 😌
Marie the Librarian
I adore the Hilda stories, they are magical and wonderful and so imaginative and adorable.
Sep 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
As I make my way through Luke Pearson's "Hilda" graphic novels for kids, I find myself liking each one more than the last. The art is consistently excellent—I like the colors, the clean lines, and how it rewards attention to detail—and the stories keep getting better. This one opens with a scene from Hilda's life in the country, where she used to wander on her own to the edge of the forest to draw, and her mom was fine with it. Now, Hilda and her mom have just moved to the city of Trolberg, and ...more
Andrea Lorenz
Hilda and her mom are getting settled in to their new life and home in Trolberg, though Hilda can't roam as she please, she still finds time to get in a little adventure.

Confession time: I received this paperback copy of Hilda from Flying Eye Press quite a while ago and it sat on my desk and then on my kitchen table for the longest time ever. I finally brought it back to put in my prize book pile and just opened it up randomly and ended up reading the whole thing. It's short and sweet. Hilda is
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hilda has moved to the big city and the kids are jerks. They throw rocks at birds! So far all the "scary" elements of Hilda have been giants and trolls, but these kids are the worst. Hilda nurses a bird back to health only to learn that there is an annual parade in its honor. The bird just happens to migrate through every year, and it noticed that people were putting a lot of faith in it, so it keeps showing up just to keep everyone happy. What a nice bird! Hilda in the city is not quite as char ...more
Apr 24, 2019 rated it liked it
I picked these up for the girls, but thought I'd read them, too. The illustrations are delightful and whimsical, as are the stories. The thing that had me completely puzzled was why Hilda & her mother had to move to the city. Hilda is trying to adjust to this new life, with new people, and finds herself on another adventure. She rescues a crow from her classmates, who find entertainment in throwing rocks at birds. When her 'friends' leave her behind, she & the crow wander the city trying ...more
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
"If people are expecting and assuming the worst, they'll go out of their way to see the signs of it."

Hilda and her mom move into the city. Can Hilda find adventure there? Hilda teams up with some typical heartless kids, but after she rescues a raven the kids abandoned her (good riddance). The raven forgot how to fly, so Hilda looks after the bird, and together they get lost.

Hilda has an adventurous and kind spirit and can probably do a lot of good in the city. Although, I miss the rural setting
May 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even cooler illustrations in this one and a fun story overall. Thoughts on #1 and #2.
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Charming book. Tucked my 3 year old into bed with a copy of Hilda last night!
Carol Scrimgeour
The world needs more people like Hilda - pure of heart, indomitable, and curious. Enjoyed this one as much as the others. Nearly finished reading the series, and hope there will be more to follow.
Daniel Sevitt
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-comic
Third in the series and just as weirdly wonderful as the first two. Hilda is relocated away from the country, into the city. She makes new friends and helps an amnesiac bird, loses and then finds her mother. She's a blue-haired heroine for all ages.
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: french
J'aime beaucoup l'histoire d'Hilda et l'oiseaux. Hilda est très mignon! Je veux lire des autres bande-dessinés d'Hilda.
Brigitte Ruel
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I am currently re-reading all of the Hilda graphic novels in light of the new Netflix series. I am pretty obsessed. Beautifully illustrated with excellent plot lines that make the characters really three dimensional.
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Tweede keer gelezen: 19 Maart 2019. Hergelezen omdat ik de Netflix serie echt prachtig en leuk was. Ik herkende hier wat dingen van de serie in, maar zag ook wat nieuwere dingen. Ik vond het verhaal nog steeds een beetje zo-zo, Hilda was wel OK, maar soms wel een beetje vervelend. Ja, ik snap dat je door de stad wilt verdwalen, maar de stad is toch heel anders dan de open natuur. Die heeft ook zijn gevaren, maar ik zie je daar niet verdwalen zoals je nu in de stad deed. Ik vond het zielig voor d ...more
Mary Beth
Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic, most-loved
Our family loves the Hilda books. This newest adventure by author and illustrator Luke Pearson features Hilda in the big city, far away from the mountains she loves and her magical neighbors and friends: elves, trolls, giants and Log Man, to name a few. At least she has Twig, the antlered fox who is her best buddy. Hilda and her mom have moved to the big city and Hilda is keen to explore it as fully and freely as she did her mountain home. Her mother is understandably cautious, and is fearful fo ...more
Maggie Gordon
In this third volume of Hilda, the poor girl's life has changed dramatically! After her house was crushed in book 2, Hilda and her mom move to the city, and things are... complicated. Mom doesn't want Hilda to go out exploring, though Hilda finally convinces her to let her play with some new friends after a few days of being cooped up in her room. Her new friends, however, start throwing stones at birds, and she decides ditch them to save one of the creatures that was hurt. She befriends a raven ...more
Eve Huang
This story is not difficult for kids who are 3 graders and older, so I think it is easy for they to follow. Another thing I like in the book is the story’s structure is good for kids as well, kids are able to catch the main points in the story, and determine where to focus and understand the story if they read this book carefully. Colors in this book is good too, the warm red color really shows the atmosphere of the busy parade. Great example of creating pacing and mood with panels and colors.
Nicola Mansfield
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Just wonderful! I've read all the Hilda books now. My review for the new one will be coming shortly. This is the book that has Hilda and her mother moving to the city of Trollburg. Hilda finds it hard being in the city at first but comes to recognise from her observations that there are many things to discover here. We are introduced to a new character, Thunderbird, the raven, who first Hilda helps when some kids throw rocks at him and, in the end, helps Hilda to find her mum at the Bird Parade. ...more
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: childrens
The story was cute but I find trying to read the cartoon style books with the balloons above the characters head somewhat tedious. Trying to make sure the kids are following along with every small square when I'm trying to read to 3 small children doesn't make it very easy, and so these types don't usually go over well with us. My 5 yr old sometimes enjoys them and reads them on his own, but there wasn't enough of a lure to keep reading for him after the first few pages. Might be better for olde ...more
Andrew McDonald
Another great Hilda story from Luke Pearson. This time Hilda and her mum are dealing with the dangers of city life. Appropriately – this being Hilda's third outing for Flying Eye Books – the stakes feel higher here. Hilda's 'friends' are unpredictable, the city is an unknown quantity and nature itself behaves differently in the concrete jungle. But perhaps most memorable is the appearance of another great friend for Hilda – a raven that has forgotten how to fly and begrudgingly walks the streets ...more
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Luke Pearson is a comic book artist and illustrator, author of Hildafolk and Everything We Miss (published by Nobrow Press). Hildafolk, his first book for Nobrow Press, quickly gained him recognition as a leading proponent of the new wave of English cartoonists.

"Pearson’s whimsical artwork—a cross between Lucky Luke and Miyazaki—creates a magical spell of a mysterious world of hidden creatures, an

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