Odd and the Frost Giants (Google eBook)
In this inventive, short, yet perfectly formed novel inspired by traditional Norse mythology, Neil Gaiman takes readers on a wild and magical trip to the land of giants and gods and back.
In a village in ancient Norway lives a boy named Odd, and he's had some very bad luck: His father perished in a Viking expedition; a tree fell on and shattered his leg; the endless freezing winter is making villagers dangerously grumpy.
Out in the forest Odd encounters a bear, a fox, and an eagle—three creatures with a strange story to tell.
Now Odd is forced on a stranger journey than he had imagined—a journey to save Asgard, city of the gods, from the Frost Giants who have invaded it.
It's going to take a very special kind of twelve-year-old boy to outwit the Frost Giants, restore peace to the city of gods, and end the long winter.
Someone cheerful and infuriating and clever . . .
Someone just like Odd .
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Review: Odd and the Frost GiantsUser Review - Sourya Pal - Goodreads
On the surface of it, Odd and the Frost Giants looks too simple and straightforward to be a Neil Gaiman novel. It reads almost like a fairytale, set in ancient Scandinavia with lots of Gods and Giants ... Read full review
Review: Odd and the Frost GiantsUser Review - Ashlee Willis - Goodreads
A short, sweet, charmingly fun story. The first I've ever read by Neil Gaiman. It was creatively written, and I loved that it included some of my favorites...Thor and Loki. Great for all ages! Read full review