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Amulet 2: The Stonekeeper's Curse by Kazu Kibuishi
Arthur's New Puppy by Marc Brown
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Cat Dreams by Urusla K. Le Guin and S. D. Schindler (illustrator)
Clementina's Cactus by Ezra Jack Keats
Creepy Crawly Crime by Aaron Reynolds and Neil Numberman
Dinosaur Train by John Steven Gurney
Duma Key by Stephen King
Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Death and Dementia by Edgar Allan Poe and Gris Grimly
Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom by Eric Wight
Gravitation Volume 2 by Maki Murakami
Gunnerkrigg Court: Orientation by Tom Siddell
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
Hour of the Olympics (Magic Tree House #16) by Mary Pope Osborne
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond
Is it Just Me or is Everything Shit? by Steve Lowe and Alan McArthur
Henry's 100 Days of Kindergarten by Nancy Carlson
Hip Cat by Jonathan London
Knuckleboom Loaders Load Logs by Joyce Slayton-Mitchell
The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl
King Matt the First by Janusz Korczak
Muse and Reverie by Charles de Lint
The Mystery of Grace by Charles de Lint
No Mad by Sam Moffie
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
Pharaoh's Flowers by H. Nigel Hepper
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Private Eye by Albert E. Cowdrey
Return of the Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
Salmon Doubts by Adam Sacks
The Shrinking of Treehorn by Florence Parry Heide
The Silent Boy by Lois Lowry
Snowfall by Jessie Thompson
Songwood by Marc Laidlaw
Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder
Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House #17) by Mary Pope Osborne
What Pete Ate from A to Z by Maira Kalman
When Cats Dream by Dav Pilkey

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Comments for Odd and the Frost Giants

Odd and the Frost Giants cover art (Link goes to Powells)Odd and the Frost Giants: 03/31/10

One of my goals at the start of the year (as always) is to read through the books I bought for myself last year. Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman is one of those books. I read the chapter book on my BART ride into San Francisco. At home my son is tearing through the Percy Jackson books and has gotten interested in mythology. I expect when he's done with the Olympians he'll be ready for some Norse gods.

Odd is as his name describes him: odd. He lives with his Scottish mother in Norse territory. As a younger child, he had his leg crushed so he walks with a painful limp with the help of a crutch. Odd though doesn't complain about his situation. He has more important things to worry about: winter has set in for longer than expected and shows no signs of ending.

Odd ends up befriending three Norse gods trapped in the bodies of fox, a bear and an eagle. They need his help to reclaim Asgard from the Frost Giants. Odd has what it takes to get the gods home and get their city back even though he physically isn't built like a hero.

If Coraline was like Alice and Nobody was like Mowgli, then Odd to me is like Christopher Robin. He has the same practical approach to magic and the same off kilter view on the world that makes him capable of solving the problem set before him.

The book was the perfect read for a BART ride. Once my son is done with the Percy Jackson books, I'm sure he'll love Odd and the Frost Giants too.

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