marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote in bookish,

Odd and the Frost Giants

Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman

A fun little child's book drawing on Norse mythology for a new tale. 

Odd (who was odd, but that's a coincidence) is lame after an accident with an ax, after his father died.  One year, winter is very late, and one day, he leaves the quarrelsome village to stay in his dead father's woodcutting hut.

A fox comes to find him there.

It involves honey, a frozen waterfall where there are rainbows when it flows, a spring in the woods, questions of beauty, Odd's smile, where Odd's mother came from, and more.
Tags: author: g, category: children's books, genre: fantasy, review

  • Agent Running in the Field, by John le Carré

    Brexit and Trump take all the fun out of being a British spy. Viking, 2019, 282 pages Nat, a 47 year-old veteran of Britain’s Secret…

  • Starship's Mage

    Starship's Mage by Glynn Stewart This is the first volume of a series but works on its own. It's also a compilation of independent…

  • A Bride's Story, Vol. 10

    A Bride's Story, Vol. 10 by Kaoru Mori This is really two tales, half and half. Spoilers for earlier books ahead. Karluk stays with Amir's…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.