Odd and the Frost Giants
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman is a short novel inspired by Norse mythology. Odd learns that these animals can talk and the fox, the bear and the eagle have a strange story to tell. Odd, unlikely as he is, becomes their savior.
Gaiman tells a cute but not overly exciting story in this new book. It is not up to the high standards set in the Graveyard Book or Coraline. Odd and the animals are interesting characters. However, the lead in to Odds encounter with the Frost Giant as well as the actual encounter itself need something more&something to sink your teeth into and, in my opinion, Odd and the Frost Giants just doesnt have it. While I would recommend you read the book (it wont take long) because youll enjoy it, I more heartily recommend some of Gaimans other childrens books.