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Odd and the Frost Giants - Neil Gaiman

Odd and the Frost Giants


Published: 1st October 2010
For Ages: 8 - 11 years old
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RRP $22.99

A tender, humorous and compelling tale of Viking adventure by multi-award-winning author Neil Gaiman.

Odd's luck has been bad so far. He lost his father on a Viking expedition, his foot was crushed beneath a tree, and the winter seems to be going on for ever. But when Odd flees to the woods and releases a trapped bear, his luck begins to change. The eagle, bear and fox he encounters reveal they're actually Norse gods, trapped in animal form by the evil frost giants who have conquered Asgard, the city of the gods...Can a twelve-year-old boy reclaim Thor's hammer, outwit the frost giants and release the gods?

With Neil Gaiman's wit and style this story transcends the everyday and becomes a humorous, rich and layered tale of a life lived courageously.

About The Author

Neil Gaiman is the multi-award-winning and bestselling author of Coraline and Stardust, both of which are major motion films. Neil also writes screenplays for other people's films as well as books for adults and picture books for younger readers. Neil is British and lives in the USA. He travels extensively promoting his books.



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    Comments about Odd and the Frost Giants:

    A slight but charming fantasy adventure drawing upon the Norse gods – I read it in a hour, which made it expensive, but a hour spent with Neil is a happy one and so I don't mind.

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    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

    Neil Gaiman

    Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman, born 10 November 1960, is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.

    He has won numerous awards, including Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, Newbery Medal, and Carnegie Medal. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book (2008).

    Visit Neil Gaiman's Booktopia Author Page

    ISBN: 9780747598114
    ISBN-10: 0747598118
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 8 - 11 years old
    For Grades: 3 - 6
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 160
    Published: 1st October 2010
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 13.7  x 1.6
    Weight (kg): 0.25
    Edition Number: 1