#13 – Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
Genre: Children’s Literature, Fantasy
Page Numbers: 118 pages
Dates Read: 1/19/14
Plot in three lines or less: There’s something Odd with Odd, and it’s not just because Odd is his name! He’s had very bad luck – his father perished in a Viking expedition; a tree fell on his leg and crushed the bones, making it almost impossible to walk and get work done; his step-father is mean to him; and winter just doesn’t want to go away, which just makes everyone grumpy all around (and when doesn’t it?!). One day when Odd goes off by himself to think about things, he encounters a bear, a fox and an eagle, but they aren’t exactly what they appear to be. Before he knows it, he’s whisked away on a journey to save the city of the gods, Asgard itself, from the Frost Giants who have invaded it!
New read or re-read? Re-read.
Would you read it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would recommend this and anything that Neil Gaiman has ever wrote, which goes to show you that yes, I would read this again.
Why did I pick it up? I was still in the mood for short-reads. This is a very short read, it only took me about 45 minutes to get through the entire book. Reading anything by Neil Gaiman is also another very good reason as to why I’d pick it up.
Other Notes? One of the things that I really enjoy about this book, besides the obvious factor in that it is Neil Gaiman, is the illustrations by Brett Helquist. He had done the illustrations to another series that I’ve read before (and will probably be rereading at some point this year). His artwork is amazing. Click on the link and check his stuff out; I can guarantee you that you won’t be disappointed!
Grand Total: 70