Thursday, December 24, 2009

Odd and the Forst Giants by Neil Gaiman

Odd is a young boy whose life has been anything but easy. His father dies at a young age, his mother remarries a less-than-admirable man, and Odd shatters his own leg, which makes walking a very difficult task. On top of everything winter seems to be lingering longer than usual. One day, Odd has enough and runs away into the forest. There he encounters a bear, a fox, and an eagle. Odd discovers a shared secret among the three animals and accompanies them to Asgard, the city of gods. There he plans to confront the frost giants and restore balance. Quite a daunting task for a young twelve-year-boy who only has a shattered leg to stand on...

Book Trailer:

A delightful, quick read. This is a heart-warming story for readers of all ages interested in a love-conquers-all fairytale. Gaiman combines Norse mythology with simple prose in this delightful fable. A perfect book to curl up and read on a cold winter's day.

Cover Art Commentary:
Gorgeous. The colors are eye-catching. I love the shadow outlines of the characters.

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