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Odd and the Frost Giants

Written by Neil Gaiman

Illustrated by Chris Riddell

Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 13+ readers Recommended Children's eBooks

LoveReading View on Odd and the Frost Giants

Striking illustrations in perfect partnership with Gaiman's exquisitely written slice of Norse mythology

Prize-winning Neil Gaiman tells a witty and touching story about gods and magic in Viking times. Having run away from home, Odd finds shelter in a little hut in the forest. Here, he meets a bear, a fox and an eagle all of whom seems determined to befriend him. Soon, Odd discovers these are no ordinary animals and that they badly need his help to save the City of Asgard from the Frost Giants who have invaded it. With his cheerful temperament and quick thinking, Odd is just the kind of imaginative hero they need and a wonderful battle for power unfolds. Chris Riddell's enchanting pen and ink illustrations throughout bring the magic to life.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

Odd and the Frost Giants Synopsis

A thrilling, wintry Nordic epic from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell, weaving a tale of legend, magic and adventure which will grip and enchant readers from beginning to end.

Odd, a young Viking boy, is left fatherless following a raid and in his icy, ancient world 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 Asgard, the city of the gods. Now our hero must reclaim Thor's hammer, outwit the frost giants and release the gods ...

This rich and layered tale of courage is told with humour and in breathtaking style by two creators at the height of their powers: from the author of modern classics such as American Gods, Coraline and The Sleeper and the Spindle, Odd and the Frost Giants will leave you spellbound.

Lavishly produced and packed with Chris Riddell's glorious illustration enhanced with metallic ink, this is a spectacular and magical gift.

Odd and the Frost Giants Press Reviews

Praise for 'Coraline':

'One of the joys of reading Gaiman is how he subverts our expectations of magic, horror, fantasy and the mundane - The Times

'Gaiman's ear is acute ... There is much more. There is the tender and beautifully judged ending ... ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, rise to your feet and applaud: Coraline is the real thing' - Guardian

Praise for 'The Graveyard Book':

'An extraordinary novel by a very gifted storyteller. Adults find it terrifying; children lap it up. It's utterly original, and written with elegance and power' Observer, Books of the Year

'The best book Neil Gaiman has ever written' Diana Wynne Jones

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781408870600
Publication date: 08/09/2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780747598114
Publication date: 04/10/2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408870600
Publication date: 8th September 2016
Author: Neil Gaiman
Illustrator: Chris Riddell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 120 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical
Recommendations: eBooks

About Neil Gaiman

Bestselling author Neil Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in modern comics, as well as writing books for readers of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. Gaiman was the creator/writer of monthly cult DC Comics horror-weird series, Sandman, which won nine Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. Norman Mailer said of Sandman: "Along with all else, Sandman is a comic strip for intellectuals, and I say ...

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