26. July 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Children's Books, Fantasy, Fiction

Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman, 104 pages, read by Angie, on 07/21/2013

Odd and the Frost Giants is the tale of young Odd who meets a bear, a fox and an eagle while out in the woods. Turns out they are Thor, Odin and Loki transformed into animals by a Frost Giant. A Frost Giant tricked Loki into stealing Thor’s hammer and giving it to the giant. They were then transformed and kicked out of Asgard. So it is up to Odd to defeat the Frost Giant and return the gods to their rightful place.

This is a fun little Norse Mythology tale. It does incorporate several traditional aspects of the Norse Mythology. I listened to the audiobook and Neil Gaiman narrates it beautifully; he is a natural storyteller. Even though this is a children’s book, it does hint at some more adult themes, which I am sure will go over the kids’ heads. It was a fun read and one I am sure fans of Gaiman will enjoy.

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