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.
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Odd meant the tip of a blade and it was a lucky name.
In a village in ancient Norway lives a boy named Odd, and he’s had some very bad luck: His father perished in a Viking expedition; a tree fell on and shattered his leg; and the endless freezing winter is making villagers dangerously grumpy.
Now Odd is forced on a stranger journey than he had imagined—a journey to save Asgard, city of the gods, from the Frost Giants who have invaded it.
It’s going to take a very special kind of twelve-year-old boy to outwit the Frost Giants, restore peace to the city of the gods, and end the long winter.
Someone cheerful and infuriating and clever . . .
Someone just like Odd . . .
Ahead lies a thrilling, chilly, magical adventure written by Newbery and Carnegie Medal winner Neil Gaiman, with ravishing illustrations by the UK Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell.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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Book Description HarperCollins, 2009. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0061671754