Odd and the Frost Giants just appeared on my Kindle one day as a gift, and I didn't know it existed until that point. It's a short but sweet tale about a kid called Odd who lives in Midgard during the times that Norse myth are all about. He's 12 and has about had it with life as he knows it, and decides to leave town during an unusually long winter to live in his dad's old shack in the woods. Then he meets a few gods and things get interesting. He goes on an adventure.
This book was written by Neil Gaiman for World Book Day in 2008 and is illustrated by Brett Helquist, who worked on all of the Series of Unfortunate Events books by Lemony Snicket. It could be read in one or two sittings, and is a breath of fresh air if you like Norse myth and fantasy. Even if you're not so much into myths and legends, it's easy to cheer for Odd as he sets out to outsmart a Frost Giant who tries to take hold of Asgard - all by himself.
Odd and the Frost Giants - Neil Gaiman - Hardcover
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