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... show more
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 .
Publish date: November 1st 2009
Pages no: 117
Edition language: English
This is one of those reviews I've been putting off because I don't have much intelligent to say about this book. It's a fun, warm, and charming read -- a rather sweet take on the Norse gods and one young boy's interactions with them.
After reading The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel, I was in the mood for another Neil Gaiman masterpiece. I was surprised at the short length of this book, I wanted more - just when I was enjoying myself, the story came to an end. And part of my knocking off a star was there are still some things I did...
What an incredible cute read! I adore a lot of Neil Gaiman's children's books. They are always so engaging and whimsical and lovely. His writing style is among the best I have ever seen (in my opinion, at least) and he never fails to weave a tale that sucks you right into the narrative. This book is...
Un beau conte nordique, décidément je ne me lasse pas de Neil Gaiman. Beau, doux, très poétique, espiègle à de nombreux moments, vraiment touchant. Une jolie découverte :)
I got this book years ago, but lost it after moving 4 years ago. And yesterday I finally found it and decided to read it.Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite authors and I really enjoy his books. This one was no exception. I love vikings, I love all the gods they had.Odd was a very interesting charact...