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Written by New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by UK Laureate Chris Riddell, this new edition of the thrilling, wintry Nordic tale weaves a truly magical story of legend and adventure that will grip and enchant readers from beginning to end. This new edition is heavily illustrated and has an oversize trim, much like the New York Times bestselling The Sleeper and the Spindle.

Odd, a young Viking boy, is left fatherless following a raid, and in his icy, ancient world there 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 then Odd's destiny begins to change. The eagle, bear, and fox Odd encounters are Norse gods, trapped in animal form by the evil frost giant who has conquered Asgard, the city of the gods. Now our hero must reclaim Thor's hammer, outwit the frost giants and release the gods…

First published in 2009, Odd and the Frost Giants has been reimagined by acclaimed artist Chris Riddell in the style of his epic black-and-white artwork from The Sleeper and the Spindle, enhanced here with metallic silver ink.

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Critical Praise

A rare tale that values brains over brawn--light, bright, and handsomely tricked out. —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062567956
  • ISBN 10: 0062567950
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 10/04/2016
  • Pages: 128
  • List Price: 24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
  • BISAC2: JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / Norse
  • BISAC3: JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / General

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