Fantasy. Award-winning author Neil Gaiman brings his distinct, imaginative style to this fast-paced fantasy about gods, magic, and destiny. Unhappy at home, young Viking Odd strikes out on his own through the freezing wilderness, stopping along the way to assist a bear, a fox, and an eagle -- only to learn that the animals are actually the gods Thor, Loki, and Odin! A wily Frost Giant has banished them from Asgard, and now they need Odd's help to get back home. Aimed at younger readers but enjoyable for all ages, this slim volume provides a "sweet, wistful, slyly funny" (Kirkus Reviews) introduction to Norse mythology.