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About The Book
A thrilling, wintry Nordic epic from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaimanand illustrator Chris Riddell, weaving a tale of legend, magic and adventure which willgrip and enchant readers from beginning to end.
Odd, a young Viking boy, is left fatherless following a raid and in his icy, ancient worldthere is no mercy for an unlucky soul with a crushed foot and no one to protect him.
Fleeing to the woods, Odd stumbles upon and releases a trapped bear ... and thenOdd's destiny begins to change. The eagle, bear and fox Odd encounters are Norsegods, trapped in animal form by the evil frost giants who have conquered Asgard, the cityof the gods. Now our hero must reclaim Thor's hammer, outwit the frost giants andrelease the gods ...
This rich and layered tale of courage is told with humour and in breathtaking style by twocreators at the height of their powers: from the author of modern classics such asAmerican Gods, Coraline and The Sleeper and the Spindle, Odd and the Frost Giantswill leave you spellbound. Lavishly produced and packed with Chris Riddell's gloriousillustration enhanced with metallic ink, this is a spectacular and magical gift.
About The Author
Neil Gaiman has written highly acclaimed books for both children and adults and is thefirst author to have won both the Carnegie and Newbery Medals for the same work - TheGraveyard Book. The L.A. Times has described his multimillion-selling graphic novelseries Sandman as 'the greatest epic in the history of comic books'. Many of his books,including Coraline and Stardust, have been made into films; Neverwhere has beenadapted for TV and radio and American Gods is in development as a major HBO series.
He has also written two amazing episodes of Doctor Who and appeared in TheSimpsons as himself. In 2013 he published his first adult novel for seven years, TheOcean at the End of the Lane, which received stellar reviews and was a bestselleraround the world.
Chris Riddell is a much loved illustrator and acclaimed political cartoonist. He won the2013 Costa Children's Book Prize for Goth Girl and has won the Nestle Gold Award andtwo Kate Greenaway Medals. He is co-creator of the hugely successful New York Timesbestseller The Edge Chronicles.
|Title:||Odd and the Frost Giants||Publisher:||bloomsbury publishing|
|No. of Pages:||120|