Odd and the Frost Giants (2020)

Odd and the Frost Giants 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
  • Title: Odd and the Frost Giants
  • Author: Neil Gaiman Brett Helquist
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  • Page: 103
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Odd and the Frost Giants
    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 freezinIn 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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    1. A 81% Very GoodNotes It s a delightful read with a simple, yet original story It knows exactly what it s supposed to be and does it very well.

    2. The noise of the blade hitting the thick icicle cracked off the hills around them, making echoes that sounded as if an entire army of men was hammering on the ice Odd and the Frost Giants is a short, simple, magical and disarmingly beautiful tale that draws from Viking and Norse mythology This is basically a children s book that features a much nicer version of beloved mythological characters The tale introduces Odd, who is odd Yes, it is odd Gaaaah, this is so confusing Odd is the name of a Vik [...]

    3. What a wonderful way to follow up Gaiman s Norse Mythology Odd and the Frost Giants is a story about Odd, a young boy, and his meeting with Loki, Thor, and Odin Er, though not in their normal form, in animal form a fox, a bear, and an eagle Odd is on his way with the trio to Asgard to save it from the Frost Giants Who, thanks to Loki naturally, put them into animal form and has taken over Asgard.What a great story Wonderful to read this one to young children The story is short and the book is fi [...]

    4. Each time I read something by Gaiman, I think, This This is where he excels Whether it s a fairy story Stardust, or a children s story Coraline Or the melding of American Mythology with a new Mythology of his creation American Gods, Anansi Boys Maybe it s something vaguely steampunkish and other worldly, like Neverwhere Sometimes it s when I revist the complexities in Sandman Or maybe I m not actually that fickle, and I just like the way his phrasing and ideas are like mainlining story straight [...]

    5. The wise man knows when to keep silent Only the fool tells all he knows This tale follows Odd, a young Viking boy, left fatherless following a raid and in his icy, ancient world where there is no mercy for an unlucky soul with a crushed foot and no one to protect him Fleeing to the woods, Odd stumbles upon and releases a trapped bear And then Odd s destiny begins to change The eagle, bear and fox Odd encounters are Norse gods, trapped in animal form by the evil frost giants who have conquered As [...]

    6. What a delightful counterpoint to Norse Mythology I mean, yes, it s written for middle grade and Thor and Loki are cute and Odin is inscrutable as always and the frost giant is funny rather than scary because, after all, EVERYONE is afraid of Freya s tongue but it s still a real delight I don t care what anyone says about Gaiman The man can write a classy tale no matter where or what he s writing about This is, after all, only a retelling of an old story, but it s a very particular and beautiful [...]

    7. Odd and the Frost Giants is a short novel by Neil Gaiman probably intended for a young adult audience, or younger, or older it is a fun, fable like story Odd is a young Viking boy who has an adventure amongst a setting in Norse mythology A fan of American Gods will recognize Gaiman s voice and a fan of DreamWorks film How to Train Your Dragon would also like this short work.

    8. In my quest to read all the Gaiman of ever a worthy goal, tbh I picked up Odd and the Frost Giants and expected marvellousness I got I mean, it was good, don t get me wrong But I felt it lacked a bit of Gaiman s general zaniness But I mean, when working with Norse mythology it s kind of hard to get any MORE zany than the original weirdness of Loki turning into a horse A mare, by the way aHEM But I have to admit Coraline and Fortunately, the Milk felt far alive and bizarre and curious So.I did q [...]

    9. As mentioned a few days ago already, this is the special edition of a story Neil Gaiman wrote and published for World Book Day in the UK in 2008.The book is about the titular viking boy Odd meaning the tip of a blade and not strange , who had a terrible accident after his father died in an equally terrible accident they are not the most lucky of people , leaving Odd with a disability He is shunted in the village for being weak until one day he leaves to go back to his father s old hut in the woo [...]

    10. Odd and the Frost Giants is such a short and easy read, you ll gulp it down in an instant and be shouting to Neil Gaiman, Next This is the most childish Gaiman story I ve read yet and that s saying something But it s not saying something as negative as some might take it Odd is intended for the kiddies It s not a terrible introduction for youngsters into the realm of Norse mythology In it, a crippled boy meets a few anthropomorphic animals who turn out to be outcast gods, who need this mortal s [...]

    11. This is an unusual little book It is an excellent introduction to Norse Mytholoogy for children and an easy and delightful read for adults, especially those with some knowledge of Norse Mythology Odd is a pleasing personalitya crippled young boy with a grim and physically painful life He has a lot of innate courage and an extremely calm attititude and he decides to set out on a quest a familiar theme in both adult and children s books However he sets off with some sensible preparations to keep h [...]

    12. A nice little fantasy aimed at older children but absolutely fine for adults too The story is based on old Norse tales and is woven around Thor, Odin, Loki and our young hero whose name is Odd Only 120 pages of well spaced text, I read this book in the time it took me to prepare dinner I still enjoyed it very much as I do nearly everything this author writes

    13. Odd is a young Norseman, who lost his father after a Viking raid He is partly disabled after a tree fell on his leg His mother has now re married and his new step father cares little for him preferring his own children This year the winter is dragging on and on, and having now had enough of home, heads out to a hut his father owned in the forest.In the forest he comes across a bear with his paw stuck he frees it The bear is grateful, and Odd learns that the bear and his companions, a fox and an [...]

    14. Wow, Neil Gaiman Odd and the Frost Giants is a delightful, enjoyable and heartwarming read A wild and magical trip to the land of Gods and Giants THERE WAS A BOY called Odd, and there was nothing strange or unusual about that, not in that time or place Odd meant the tip of a blade, and it was a lucky name.He was odd, though At least, the other villagers thought so But if there was one thing that he wasn t, it was lucky Odd is indeed a very special kind of twelve year old boy Someone who in spite [...]

    15. Odd and the Frost Giants was a quick, but very rewarding book to listen to on audio The author himself narrated, and his voice is very pleasant to listen to He knows his characters best and animated them as richly as he had intended them The Norse mythology elements were interesting, and I loved how Mr Gaiman injects a humorous view of the constant strife between the Aesir and the Frost Giants He embodies the traits of Odin, Thor, and Loki very well, and their animal forms fit what characteristi [...]

    16. My third Gaiman, a fairy tale for kids but also for the older people, like me As a kid, I used to love all fairytales I enjoyed this short novel, inspired by traditional Norse mythology The pencil drawings in the book also beautiful 3.5 going on 4 Entertaining short read It s about a boy named Odd, going on an adventure with a bear, an eagle and a foxThere was a boy called Odd, and there was nothing strange or unusual about that, not in that time or place Odd meant the tip of a blade , and it wa [...]

    17. Il mio primo Neil Gaiman Avevo gi sentito parlare della capacit descrittiva dell autore e non posso che confermare sembra davvero che ,durante la lettura, ti si materializzino davanti il mondo i personaggi descritti nelle sue pagine Per quanto riguarda la storia l ho trovata davvero dolce e di piacevole lettura, amando gi molto la mitologia norrena Bellissima caratterizzazione dei personaggi e degli animali a loro correlati Avanti con il prossimo Gaiman

    18. A beautifully written story inspired by Norse mythology and aimed at children that is bound to bring smile to your face Gaiman, as always, delivers

    19. A fast and fun tale giving a twist to Norse lore Narrated by the author, Neil Gaiman OVERALL GRADE B minus to B.

    20. I read Odd and the Frost Giants with my nephew over the Christmas holidays, and what a brilliant time we both had We really enjoyed discussing the illustrations together and taking it in turns to read aloud and do various voices for the characters This in my opinion is a lovely story for both adults and children, filled with whimsical magic and a good old fun filled adventure Basically, all the things you d expect from Neil Gaiman.Odd, the main character, after the death of his father becomes in [...]

    21. Half way between a fairy Tale and Norse mythology You can t help but love Odd, the unusual hero of the story and his even less usual methods He is a child who has lost his father, whose mother has remarried and his stepfather is not the most welcoming one One day something happens and unlucky Odd sort of runs away and bumps into a bear, an eagle and a Fox, and that s where the real adventure begins.It brought back memories of my childhood days lying on The carpet reading a fairy Tale about a Nor [...]

    22. This is Neil Gaiman s take on Scandinavian mythology for a younger audience But there are so many things in it that make it than a modernized version of a myth We get Norse society from the point of view of a young boy We get allusions to Viking raids, the haunting sadness of Odd s mother, and the unpleasantness of life with an unwelcoming stepfather Life, despite its fleeting beauties and touches of humour, can be nasty, brutish and short Odd, like many of Gaiman s heroes, is an oddity who und [...]

    23. 3.0 to 3.5 stars An excellent children s story set in the world of Norse mythology I listened to the audio version of this book read by Neil Gaiman himself which really added to the enjoyment of the story Definitely one to read out loud to the kids until they are old enough to enjoy his mature books.

    24. It was probably fun listening to Neil Gaiman read Odd and the Frost Giants than to read it He s a good reader not all authors are good at reading their own work, but he is he brings it to life, giving each character a distinctive voice without it sounding at all forced.The story itself is a simple one, based on the gods of Norse saga with a few wry references to events mentioned in the Prose Edda Loki turning himself into a mare, for example There s a surprising number of references and jokes t [...]

    25. This little book, which was short enough for me to read in a single sitting, reminded me a great deal of Philip Pullman s Once Upon a Time in the North, as the length and appearance of the books were similar, they are both from highly imaginative authors, and both featured talking bears While not one of the important works of his career, it is a great addition to Gaiman s works, aimed at a similar audience to The Graveyard Book.

    26. El famoso narrador brit nico nos presenta a Odd, un ni o de 12 a os habitante de Midgard que se ha quedado cojo y ha perdido a su padre hace relativamente poco tiempo, pero continua con una sonrisa en la cara y siendo optimista ante la vida Un d a, un oso, un zorro y un guila se cruzan en su camino Pero no son unos animales cualesquiera, sino que nada menos que Thor, Loki y Od n respectivamente El joven Odd se embarca junto a los tres dioses a la aventura para intentar vencer a los gigantes de e [...]

    27. Me when I come across a Neil Gaiman book Me when I finished reading his book THERE WAS A BOY called Odd, and there was nothing strange or unusual about that, not in that time or place Odd meant the tip of a blade, and it was a lucky name He was odd, though At least, the other villagers thought so But if there was one thing that he wasn t, it was lucky Odd s dad was killed on one of the village s raids, his mother remarried, his step father had children of his own four sons and three daughters an [...]

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