Odd and the Frost Giants

Odd and the Frost Giants

Book - 2009 | 1st ed. --
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The thrilling, wintry Nordic tale by Neil Gaiman, who weaves a magical story of legend and adventure that will enchant readers from beginning to end.

Odd, a young Viking boy, is left fatherless following a raid. In his icy, ancient world there is no mercy for an unlucky soul with a crushed foot and no one to protect him. Fleeing to the woods, Odd stumbles upon and releases a trapped bear...and then Odd's destiny begins to change.

The eagle, bear, and fox Odd encounters are Norse gods, trapped in animal form by the evil frost giant who has conquered Asgard, the city of the gods. Now our hero must reclaim Thor's hammer, outwit the frost giants and release the gods...

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780061671739
Branch Call Number: J FIC Gaima 9254ag 1
J FIC Gaima 9254mm 1
J FIC Gaima 9254mv 1
Characteristics: 117 p. : ill.
117 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Helquist, Brett


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Dec 15, 2018

This was beautiful and clever and I adored the story.

ArapahoeRachel Jul 13, 2017

With no previous knowledge of Norse mythology, it was fun to get to know the characters in this short story.

Jan 18, 2017

A Norse mythology adventure story of a young boy who must outwit the frost giants so spring can return to his land. Great as a read aloud or for beginning and middle grade readers. Fairly short. Also a good audio book read aloud by the author. Not scary like many other of Gaiman's works.

mvkramer Mar 23, 2016

Neil Gaiman can do short, condensed stories very well.But this was just...insubstantial. Odd doesn't have a personality, and neither does anyone else.

multcolib_rossb Oct 13, 2015

I am really glad that I don't have to live with Loki. (Although he IS a shape-changer, so, hmmm, it makes me wonder about my cat...)

sofialaveta Jun 26, 2014

I love this book! The writing was a bit different that what I exepcted though. I really liked how the main character is someone who is very, very annoying.

Jan 21, 2013

Short, fun, memorable read. Brighter than _Coraline_ by far; less inventive (in painting another world) than _Graveyard Book_. Still, delightful illustrations (put an extra half star in there for that), & fantastic for reading aloud.

Mar 26, 2012

A typically weird story, with a nice ending, but it doesn't have the spark of Gaiman's earlier work.

Mar 08, 2011

This book was a really fun read. It reads like a myth. I read this out loud to my 6 year old and he really liked it. The book does talk about Viking raids, fighting, and the boy Odd's father dying right at the beginning of the book. But that is it for violence.

Apr 15, 2010

Great fantasy story. Recommend for over age 10. Fun quick read for adults too!

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burgundy_dolphin_64 Jul 23, 2012

burgundy_dolphin_64 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

Oct 29, 2011

jon_k thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over


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