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Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
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Odd and the Frost Giants (original 2008; edition 2009)

by Neil Gaiman

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An unlucky twelve-year-old Norwegian boy named Odd leads the Norse gods Loki, Thor, and Odin in an attempt to outwit evil Frost Giants who have taken over Asgard.
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Title:Odd and the Frost Giants
Authors:Neil Gaiman
Info:HarperCollins (2009), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 128 pages
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Fun book told with humor and a love for Norse Mythology. Definite reread ( )
  fuzzipueo | Apr 24, 2022 |
The winter isn't ending. Nobody knows why.
And Odd has run away from home, even though he can barely walk and has to use a crutch.
Out in the forest he encounters a bear, a fox, and an eagle - three creatures with a strange story to tell.
Now Odd is faced with a stranger journey than he had ever imagined.
A journey to save Asgard, City of the Norse Gods, from the Frost Giants


A nice children's book introduction to the Norse Gods stories, where Odd, the son of a now dead viking, who walks with a crutch because of his damaged leg, meets with the three main Norse gods - Odin, Thor and Loki.

He challenges The Frost Giants who have taken over Asgard and defeats them in a mental duel - knowing that to give them what they really want gives them the face to leave, without resorting to violence when confronted with those bigger than yourself.

"Odd" sounds very similar to "Bod", the hero of Gaiman's later work "The Graveyard Book". Knowing how Gaiman narrates the latter book makes me think that this would be a very good story to read to a child as a bedtime treat. ( )
  nordie | Apr 18, 2022 |
Good story well re-told. ( )
  jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
I don't know if it's a re-telling of a Norse children's story, but it read like one. I like how Odd grows on the outside to how big his spirit is on the inside. ( )
  nab6215 | Jan 18, 2022 |
Another Gaiman title. Norse mythology adaptation at its finest. Protagonist is a young boy with a disability (improperly healed broken leg I believe) book would be well received by older elementary or middle grade. Probably a good reread for kids to gain different things each read. Gaiman does a wonderful narrarion. ( )
  MorbidLibrarian | Sep 18, 2021 |
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Det är en liten medryckande saga om mod, mognad och försoning med sin livslott. Hur otroligt det än kan verka, när man står på botten av ett köldhål, visar Neil Gaiman att även den strängaste vargavinter har ett slut.

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Gaiman, Neilprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Buckingham, MarkIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gaiman, NeilNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Helquist, BrettIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Riddell, ChrisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Steinhöfel, AndreasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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