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 forever. 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 Nordic 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?
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- Odd and the Frost Giants Neil Gaiman
- Illustrated by
- Brett Helquist
- CHAPTER 1 ODD
- Odd ’s father would sit by the fire and carve, making wood into faces and toys and drinking cups and bowls.
- CHAPTER 2 THE FOX, THE EAGLE AND THE BEAR
- An enormous brown bear had its front paw caught in the hollow of the pine tree.
- CHAPTER 3 THE NIGHT CONVERSATION
- “It’s because of you we’re in this mess.”
- CHAPTER 4 MAKING RAINBOWS
- High above them, the eagle rode the winds.
- CHAPTER 5 AT MIMIR ’S WELL
- He saw his mother sitting in a corner of the great hall …and her eyes were red with tears.
- CHAPTER 6 THE GATES OF ASGARD
- Then the giant cupped his hand and lifted Odd up, so the boy was on a level with his mouth.
- CHAPTER 7 FOUR TRANSFORMATIONS AND A MEAL
- The great bird landed beside the boy.
- CHAPTER 8 AFTERWARDS
- “It is him. I mean, it’s me. I’m him. I’m Odd.”
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