One of our Gosh! Best of 2019 titles! For fans of Hilda and the TrollÃÂ comes PILU OF THE WOODS, a heartwarming and bittersweet story of friendship, loss, exploring complex emotions and finding your way home from debut creator Mai K. Nguyen. Willow loves the woods near her house. TheyÃÂre 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 spirit who canÃÂt find her way back homeÃÂwhich turns out to be the magnolia grove WillowÃÂs mom used to take her to. Willow offers to help Pilu, and the two quickly become friends. But the journey is long, and Pilu isnÃÂt sure sheÃÂs ready to return home yetÃÂwhich infuriates Willow, whoÃÂs determined to make up for her own mistakes by getting Pilu back safely. As a storm rages and WillowÃÂs emotions bubble to the surface, they suddenly take on a physical form, putting both girls in danger... and forcing Willow to confront her inner feelings once and for all.