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Odd and the Frost Giants

2 Ratings: 3.0
A children's fantasy book by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Brian Helquist.

Grade 3–6—Using several figures from Norse mythology, Gaiman has written a thoughtful and quietly humorous fantasy that younger Percy Jackson fans will enjoy. Twelve-year-old Odd hasn't had a good couple of years: his father died rescuing … see full wiki

Author: Neil Gaiman, Brian Helquist
Genre: Children's Books, Juvenile Fantasy
Publisher: HarperCollins
Date Published: March 3, 2008
2 reviews about Odd and the Frost Giants
review by . November 19, 2010
Twelve year old Odd, a young lad living in a Norwegian village, hasn't had it easy at all. After his father's untimely death in a Viking raid, his mother married a man that Odd despised. Having badly injured his leg in an accident cutting down a tree, Odd was unable to fit into the community. His cruel neighbours constantly bullied him and abused him with their laughter at his weakness. Gaiman obviously intended the name "Odd" to serve as a metaphor for the struggles he faced and …
Quick Tip by . April 08, 2011
posted in The Family Room
A charming and simple novel about a young viking lad named Odd who goes on a quest to return three animals (a fox, a bear, and an eagle) to their true forms as Norse gods (Loki, Thor, and Odin). The story is a bit short and predictable, which isn't what I was hoping for from someone like Neil Gaiman, but it is well told for what it is. This would probably appeal most to the 8-12 year old crowd and most likely to boys. I think it could have benefited from more characterization and back story …
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