Pilu of the Woods

Pilu of the Woods

A heartwarming story of friendship, loss, and finding your way home from debut author/illustrator Mai K. Nguyen! Willow loves the woods near her house. They?re calm and quiet, so different from her own turbulent emotions, which she keeps locked away. When her emotions get the better of her one day, she decides to run away into the woods. There, she meets Pilu, a lost tree sp A heartwarming story of friendship, loss, and finding your way home from debut author/illustrator Mai K. Nguyen...

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Title:Pilu of the Woods
Author:Mai K. Nguyen
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1620105632
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:160 pages pages

Pilu of the Woods Reviews

  • Sara
    Apr 25, 2019
    This was a wonderful little fable that perfectly blends fantasy with real world problems in a way that resonates with grownups (me) and kiddos (my son). Mai K. Nguyen has an adorable, very playful hand as an illustrator and as a writer she's got a great handle on the intense, constantl...
  • Laura
    Nov 06, 2018
    This a sweet, but a little heavy handed story about a young girl trying to deal with grief. We never learn how her mother died, just that she did, and she has not come to terms with her feelings. And the feelings are like monsters to her, that she should fear. Then she meets...
  • Katie Lawrence
    Jun 27, 2018
    First, I deeply loved the illustrations throughout this graphic novel. Beautifully rendered characters, beings and setting as well. With that said, the story itself was really preachy about managing feelings, respecting your family and choosing to return home after running away. I want...
  • La Coccinelle
    Jan 27, 2019
    I really didn't like this one at all. The drawings weren't my thing, the story was both depressing and confusing, and the book was riddled with typos and odd style choices. Pilu of the Woods, despite the title and the cover illustration, is actually about a girl named Willow who liv...
  • Adriana
    Jan 02, 2019
    Willow is feeling lost, figuratively and literally. She's just run away from her sister and her home to the woods where she once spent time with her mom. Her mom who's lost forever. In the woods she meets Pilu, a tree spirit who is lost as well. Willow and Pilu's lives parallel ...
  • Harker
    Mar 27, 2019
    CW: bullying, death of a parent Middle school can be tough and with big changes in her life,Willow clings to the familiar: her love of learning and what her mother taught her about nature, including everything she knows about her mother's favorite magnolia blossoms that grow in th...
  • Merel
    Jan 13, 2019
    I received a digital copy of this book via NetGalley in return for an honest review A very sweet middle grade graphic novel about a young girl, Willow, coping with loss and mental health. After she has a fight with her big sister, she runs away from home to find a tree spirit, Pil...
  • Maggie
    Jan 04, 2019
    I received an ARC of Pilu of the Woods from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 5 wonderful stars I don't know how to describe this graphic novel... it is just something else. The art is stunning and the color scheme and the way it changes throughout the story as the e...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    May 09, 2019
    Beautiful illustrations! And a great story about regulating your emotions, I think lots of middle grade readers will relate to this book a lot. ...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Nov 16, 2018
    Pilu of the Woods is an MG fantasy graphic novel about a little girl named Willow who gets in a fight with her big sister and goes running off into the woods, where she meets Pilu, a forest spirit. As they adventure together, Willow is forced to come to terms with her "monsters"?the ...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Apr 07, 2019
    This was so precious. MY HEART. ...
  • Michaela's Journey into Books
    May 16, 2019
    *I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review* This graphic novel follows Willow who runs into the woods after a fight with her big sister, they she finds Pilu a tree spirit who has ran away from home and is now las...
  • Amber
    Dec 11, 2018
    I received a complimentary copy of this ebook from Netgalley, the author and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. When Willow gets into a fight with her older sister Linnea and runs away to the woods, she runs into a forest spirit girl named Pilu who has run away from her...
  • Rod Brown
    May 27, 2019
    I love the art, especially that adorable dog! But the story is a little girl's downbeat slog through a forest with a spiritless tree spirit as she comes to terms with loss and grief. Dull and predictable. ...
  • B.A. Wilson
    Jan 31, 2019
    At it?s heart, this is a story of grief, friendship, and moving forward The artwork for this graphic novel is always clear, and it has a muted palette for scenes from the past (which I really enjoy). It sets the tone well for the story, and the artist does a great job of showing m...
  • Dessa Mae
    Nov 24, 2018
    "You know maybe, it's okay to cry sometimes." WOW. I'm so glad that I discovered this gem on NetGalley! First of all, I love the art so much! I couldn't stop geeking out about it on every page! I love the colors, which kinda has a watercolor feel to it and the super cute doodly...
  • Chad
    Dec 29, 2018
    A heartwarming tale about friendship and how to deal with your feelings. This was obviously targeted for middle school age children, but there's enough there to like about it for all ages. The art is fantastic. It reads like a picture book in graphic novel form. Willow has a fight ...
  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    Jan 03, 2019
    Thank you Netgalley and Oni Press for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review Pilu of the Woods is possibly one of the cutest MG graphic novels i have ever read. I don?t think I?ve ever cried while reading a graphic novel before this one. The story was about love,...
  • Bookish Devil
    Jan 16, 2019
    Mini Review: This is a heartwarming tale about Willow, who lives with her elder sister and father by the woods. She finds the woods around her house very appealing and it often reminds her about the time she spent there with her loving mother. Like any other geeky kid at school, s...
  • Travis
    Nov 05, 2018
    *Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley for an honest review* This was a super cute graphic novel. I really enjoyed the art style, and also liked that this small book was able to cover so many different important topics. I will say it was ki...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Apr 20, 2019
    Beautiful illustrations, but a mess of ideas and subplots. ...
  • Holly
    Feb 14, 2019
    This graphic novel is so beautiful. The artwork, the story, the message. It?s just wonderful! ...
  • Rebecca (Coffeebooksandjournals)
    Jan 30, 2019
    I received this an ARC copy from Netgalley. I gave this a 4.5 out of five stars. I really enjoyed the story and the art of this. It shows the loss of a parent and the hardships with it and being lonely. This is a middle grade graphic novel. Made me feel sad. I liked this and would ...
  • Laura
    May 19, 2019
    Beautiful all around. Fantastic art and colors, amazing character designs. Touching and important message and story. I adored every second of it. ...
  • Felicia Mathews (Bookishly Slytherclaw)
    Mar 28, 2019
    Advanced copy provided by Netgalley. All opinions are my own. Pilu of the Woods really captures how confusing and sometimes overwhelming emotions and adolence can be. Willow and Pilu navigate the woods and their emotions as the find their way back to Pilu's grove. This has beautifu...
  • Kylie
    Dec 20, 2018
    This was one of the cutest graphic novels I have ever read. It deals with something very heavy, children dealing with the death of a parent and the ?monsters? inside your head that make you say things you don?t mean. The art style was completely amazing and I actually took my ti...
  • Eshana Ranasinghe
    Jan 04, 2019
    Nguyen?s colourful, cartoony illustrations were beautiful and really emotive which was perfect for such a melancholic book. This is a children?s book which deals with topics of dealing with sadness, loneliness and the loss of a parent as well as communicating those feelings with yo...
  • Julianne Godoy
    Apr 17, 2019
    Graphic novels with a recipe at the end are my weakness. ...
  • Alexandra
    Nov 28, 2018
    This is such a heart-warming and lovely book, it was an absolute joy to read. I want to start by talking about the artwork, which is gorgeous. It's so detailed and imaginative, and the style and colouring still feels very gentle. I would even say the style and colouring is calming t...
  • Barbie
    Mar 27, 2019
    My thoughts in a nutshell It was cute! Perfect middle-grade book with a valuable lesson. The story is about? Skip over this point if you don't like the sneak peek. A little girl, Willow, who is dealing with grief. The other kids in the school are bullying her because she...