Odd and the Frost Giants

By: Neil Gaiman

Illustrator: Brett Helquist

Winter won't end, and the people in Midgard, Norway, are getting restless. A boy named Odd escapes to the woods and meets a bear, a fox, and an eagle that are actually gods, exiled from Asgard. When Odd discovers that a Frost Giant is the reason for all their troubles, the group travels to Asgard, and Odd faces the Giant-alone. Black-and-white illustrations.

ISBN: 9780061671739

JLG Release: Dec 2009


Sensitive Areas: Alcohol,
Topics: Norway , Leaving home , Adventure , Norse gods , Courage , Giants , Norse mythology , Returning home

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Awards & Honors

BCCB Blue Ribbon 2010, Fiction; Indies Choice Honor Award 2010, Middle Reader

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, The Horn Book Magazine, The Horn Book Guide^, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal

Horn Book

Twelve-year-old Odd learns that a bear, fox, and eagle are really the Norse gods Thor, Loki, and Odin. A Frost Giant has done them this mischief, and blocked spring besides. Gaiman's impeccable narrative, swift-moving yet thoughtful, features lots of humor and pithy descriptions. Helquist's eight full-page drawings, distinguished by sturdy characte Twelve-year-old Odd learns that a bear, fox, and eagle are really the Norse gods Thor, Loki, and Odin. A Frost Giant has done them this mischief, and blocked spring besides. Gaiman's impeccable narrative, swift-moving yet thoughtful, features lots of humor and pithy descriptions. Helquist's eight full-page drawings, distinguished by sturdy characterizations and angular drafting, deftly evoke Gaiman's wintry Norse world.

Junior Library Guild


• An engaging adventure story set in a unique world.
• The book is simply and clearly written; Neil Gaiman conveys lots of meaning with an economy of words.
• Odd is a likable character, good-natured and determined. Readers will appreciate that it is he who leads the gods’ expedition and takes on the Frost Giant.
• The

• An engaging adventure story set in a unique world.
• The book is simply and clearly written; Neil Gaiman conveys lots of meaning with an economy of words.
• Odd is a likable character, good-natured and determined. Readers will appreciate that it is he who leads the gods’ expedition and takes on the Frost Giant.
• The gods’ relationships with one another are entertaining.
• Will appeal to those who like adventure, mythology, and fantasy.

Book Details

ISBN

9780061671739

First Release

December 2009

Genre

Fantasy.

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

5" x 7 1/2"

Page Count

128

Accelerated Reader

Level 5; Points: 2;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 5.4; Points: 6;

Lexile

Level 820L

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

HarperCollins

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Alcohol,

Topics

Norway, Leaving home, Adventure, Norse gods, Courage, Giants, Norse mythology, Returning home,

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