Odd and the Frost Giants :: Book Sharing Monday

Odd and the Frost Giants
by Neil Gaiman

This is the first book by Gaiman that I have read and thus far we are really enjoying it! It had been recommended to us by another homeschool family and all I have heard about it has been good. It really is one that could become a classic and is a wonderful read aloud.

Odd is a young Norseman whose father, a woodcutter, drowned during a Viking raid. His Scottish mother marries a fat widower who neglects him in favor of his own children, so Odd leaves his village for the forest. There he meets a fox, an eagle and a bear and learns that these are not normal animals, but the gods Loki, Odin and Thor. Together they must save the country from the endless winter.

Check out this plot summary video narrated by the author.

About Eva Varga

Eva is passionate about education. She has extensive experience in both formal and informal settings. She presently homeschools her two young children, teaches professional development courses through the Heritage Institute, and writes a middle level secular science curriculum called Science Logic. In addition to her work in education, she is an athlete, competing in Masters swimming events and marathons. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, learning new languages, and above all spending time with her family. ♥