Odd and the Frost Giants

Odd and the Frost Giants

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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.
Publisher: New York : Harper, [2009], ©2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780061671739
Branch Call Number: FICTION Gai
Description: 117 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Audience: 008-012
Additional Contributors: Helquist, Brett


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AL_RACHEL Jul 13, 2017

With no previous knowledge of Norse mythology, it was fun to get to know the characters in this short story.

Jan 18, 2017

A Norse mythology adventure story of a young boy who must outwit the frost giants so spring can return to his land. Great as a read aloud or for beginning and middle grade readers. Fairly short. Also a good audio book read aloud by the author. Not scary like many other of Gaiman's works.

mvkramer Mar 23, 2016

Neil Gaiman can do short, condensed stories very well.But this was just...insubstantial. Odd doesn't have a personality, and neither does anyone else.

multcolib_rossb Oct 13, 2015

I am really glad that I don't have to live with Loki. (Although he IS a shape-changer, so, hmmm, it makes me wonder about my cat...)

sofialaveta Jun 26, 2014

I love this book! The writing was a bit different that what I exepcted though. I really liked how the main character is someone who is very, very annoying.

Jan 21, 2013

Short, fun, memorable read. Brighter than _Coraline_ by far; less inventive (in painting another world) than _Graveyard Book_. Still, delightful illustrations (put an extra half star in there for that), & fantastic for reading aloud.

Mar 26, 2012

A typically weird story, with a nice ending, but it doesn't have the spark of Gaiman's earlier work.

Mar 08, 2011

This book was a really fun read. It reads like a myth. I read this out loud to my 6 year old and he really liked it. The book does talk about Viking raids, fighting, and the boy Odd's father dying right at the beginning of the book. But that is it for violence.

Apr 15, 2010

Great fantasy story. Recommend for over age 10. Fun quick read for adults too!


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burgundy_dolphin_64 Jul 23, 2012

burgundy_dolphin_64 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

Oct 29, 2011

jon_k thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over


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