The story begins with two reindeer herders in the far away Frozen North. One night they discover a small boy at their doorstep, brought to them by the snow giants. On the boy's cardigan is a name: Hugo Pepper. Hugo grows up with his foster parents until one day his parents tell him of how he came to them. Hugo sets out on a marvelous journey that will take him to meet distant relatives and friends that he didn't even know he had.
The storyline in “Hugo Pepper” is marvelously complicated, involving a group of richly designed interconnected characters that all have an effect on each other. The story is told from different viewpoints, not only through Hugo Pepper's experiences, but also using the stories of his parents and family friends.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading “Hugo Pepper.” Paul Stewart's writing style is simply wonderful to read and it gives the story a feel and tone that is truly unique. Chris Riddell's beautiful pictures compliment the story and breath even more life into the unique characters and enigmatic plot. I highly recommend “Hugo Pepper” to anyone who wants to read a good fantasy story.
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