Odd and the Frost Giants
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nittnut - LibraryThing
Love Neil Gaiman. This is a short and charming story of a little boy with all the odds against him. He inhabits his own Norse legend and proves that even the smallest, weakest person can make a big difference. As always, beautifully written. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - melydia - LibraryThing
A touch of Norse myth by one of my favorite authors. Odin, Thor, and Loki have been taken over by Marvel in my mind, so it was pleasant to see them in a different context. As with most of Gaiman's tales, this is full of wonder. A lovely little story to read at bedtime. Read full review