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Odd and the Frost Giants

Odd and the Frost Giants

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By (author) Neil Gaiman, Illustrated by Brett Helquist

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Hardback | 117 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 188mm x 18mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0061671738
  • ISBN 13: 9780061671739
  • Illustrations note: black & white line drawings
  • Sales rank: 43,829

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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 .

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