Thursday, April 25, 2013

Odd and the Frost Giants

Book Details:
  • Written by Neil Gaiman (Who also wrote The Graveyard Book and Coraline.)
  • Illustrated by Brett Helquist (who also illustrated for The Series of Unfortunate Events and Chasing Vermeer.)
  • Published by HarperCollins (who also published Herbert's Wormhole.)

Important Things to Know:
  • Even if you have a disability, like a hurt leg, you can still have adventures.
  • There are three main Norse gods in this story: Odin, Thor, and Loki.
  • Norse mythology is awesome.
  • This story is really very short, but still very good!

Why Wombly and I Enjoyed This Book:
  • Mainly, it was about Norse mythology.
  • Not only did it contain Norse mythology, but it was a well-researched story with Norse mythology.
  • Odd is adorable.
  • Odd carries the viking spirit and doesn't let bad things stop him from being a warrior and a lover of life.

Wombly and I Read This Book Because:
  • I enjoyed reading The Norse Myths by Kevin Crossley-Holland.
  • I enjoyed Coraline and Wolves in the Walls and MirrorMask by Neil Gaiman.
  • I love Brett Helquist. I love his style. He's one of those illustrators where even if I don't know who the author is I will try reading the book because I love him so much. (ALSO: I didn't realize it but Brett Helquist did the cover art for Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge, which is one of my personal favorites, and was also published by HarperCollins.)

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