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Odd and the Frost Giants

Odd and the Frost Giants

Odd and the Frost Giants

Odd, what a name. The poor kid. He’s unlucky too. His Dad is dead and his mother has re-married someone Odd doesn’t like (and the feeling is mutual). He’s lame because a tree fell on him and most people around him think he’s useless because of that. And to top if off, Spring won’t come. Odd’s town has had winter stretching on for days with no sign of better weather. One day Odd decides to head to a cabin of his father’s in the woods. He’s had it with the frustrations in his life and figures anywhere is better than where he’s at.

In the woods a fox leads Odd to a bear stuck in a tree. There is also an eagle circling over the bear. After freeing the bear Odd discovers that the three animals are traveling together. They are really the Norse gods Thor, Loki and Odin. A Frost Giant has trapped the gods in animal bodies and is also responsible for the winter weather in Odd’s village.

Odd decides that THIS is the something better he’s been searching for, an adventure.  He sets out to confront the trouble making Frost Giant and set things right. Author: Neil Gaiman

If you liked Odd and the funny, bickering Thor, Loki and Odin, read more about them:
D'Aulaires' book of Norse myths Thor's Wedding Day Islands of the Blessed ds and Goddesses of the Ancient Norse

Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Norse

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Kid Review: Percy Jackson & the Olympians Series

Kid Review: Percy Jackson & the Olympians Series

The Lightning Thief

This summer, I blogged about the last book in the Percy Jackson & The Olymians series, The Last Olympian. Kids can’t seem to say enough about Percy. Here is what a couple kids had to say about the first book in the series, The Lightning Thief:

This book and the series that follows it is just- awesome. I really recommend this book for someone who might love greece- mythology- or action. This book is written from a twelve year olds point of view ( but the author is much older) and he turns out to be the son of Posiedon the Water God. There are 6 books and they all follow each other up with more action and exitement any other book can show you. I love this book and you might too. Author: Rick Riordan Reviewed by: Emma

i love this book. just because it is about greek myhtology, doesnt mean that it is boring. it informs you with so much, yet it is so fun to read. rick riordan made an amazing book, and we should all be proud. greek mythology is something that is very special, and no one really pays too much attention to it. but this book reunites all greek mythology fans. from god to gorgon! from satyr to cyclops! be proud of what this world has made. Author: Rick Riordan Reviewed by Emily

The Last Olympian

And finally, a kid word about The Last Olympian. The Last Olympian is so cool let alone the rest of the series! Reviewed by: Storm

  • Official Website Percy Jackson and the Olympians
  • Blue Trident Fan Site
  • #1: The Lightning Thief on CD and Downloadable Audiobook
    #2: The Sea of Monsters on CD and Downloadable Audiobook
    #3: The Titan’s Curse on CD and Downloadable Audiobook
    #4: The Battle of the Labyrinth on CD and Downloadable Audiobook
    #5: The Last Olympian on CD and Downloadable Audiobook

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    Percy Jackson #5: The Last Olympian

    Percy Jackson #5: The Last Olympian

    The Last Olympian

    The Last Olympian is the fifth and final book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series. Percy is about to turn sixteen. He should be thinking about what movie he wants to go see, which girl he thinks is the cutest and when he will finally get his driver’s license. Instead, he’s thinking about saboutaging a ship and the reality of an inevitable war…and how his sixteenth birthday might be his last.

    Percy gathers Annabeth, Rachel, Grover & Tyson plus his own army of loyal friends to fight alongside him against the Kronos army. Author:Rick Riordan

    #1: Lightning Thief on CD, Downloadable eBook or eAudiobook
    #2: Sea of Monsters on CD, Downloadable eBook or eAudiobook
    #3: Titan’s Curse on CD, Downloadable eBook or eAudiobook
    #4: Battle of the Labyrinth on CD, Downloadable eBook or eAudiobook
    #5: Last Olympian on CD, Downloadable eBook or eAudiobook

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    Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris

    Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris

    Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris

    We first met Theodosia Throckmorton in Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos. She still spends her time in the museum where her parents work, skillfully using her curse removing kit on suspicious artifacts. Her parents are still obsessed with their work and therefore clueless to the dangers lurking in their museum. To keep Theo out of trouble and out of their way, they give her an assignment, cleaning and cataloging the artifacts in the basement of the museum… hundreds upon hundreds of forgotten, dusty artifacts. Forgotten, dusty, and chock full of dormant curses just waiting to be released.

    As if all those old curses aren’t enough to deal with, mummies from all over London begin mysteriously appearing in her Dad’s museum. Theodosia puts aside her cleaning job to help her father, who is suspected in the thefts. When mummies continue to show up in her Dad’s museum night after night, he is carted off to jail.  It is up to Theo and her old friend Sticky Will to find out who is behind the mysterious behavior of the mummies who are, in fact, making their way to her Dad’s museum in the dead of night…on their own! Who has the power to re-animate long dead mummies? And why would they want to? Author: R.L. LaFevers

    Theodosia Throckmorton Series:

    #1: Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos on CD & Downloadable eBook
    #2: Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris on CD
    #3: Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus on CD
    #4: Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh

     

     

     

    More adventures of the curse removing Theodosia:
    Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus
    Theo might be able to detect ancient curses but she isn’t the only girl with special powers. Emmy can shrink, Molly can hypnotize people and Gilda, well, Gilda sees dead people!
    Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism Gilda Joyce: The Dead Drop
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    Fablehaven

    Fablehaven

    Fablehaven

    Kendra and Seth think they are going to be bored spending time at their Grandparent’s estate while their parents go on a cruise. Once there, however, they discover their Grandmother is actually missing and that the estate is really a secret nature preserve for magical creatures – fairies, trolls, satyrs and more.  Grandpa and Grandma are the preserve’s caretakers. Some of the creatures on the preserve are nice…and some are not. There are rules and treaties that govern the preserve so that the creatures can all exist together peacefully. Some creatures follow the rules…and some don’t! The caretaker’s house is protected from even the evil creatures…except for certain nights, like Midsummers Eve, when the bad guys can roam free everywhere.

    Kendra is careful and studious, always trying to think through situations before making a decision.  Seth is curious and spontaneous, acting before he thinks while he is caught up in the moment. On Midsummers Eve Seth makes a spontaneous, careless choice that leaves them all vulnerable to attack. If you liked Spiderwick Chronicles I think you’ll like this.  Fablehaven is a series that will eventually have five books.  I especially liked Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star, but I really enjoyed them all and am looking forward to book four. Author: Brandon Mull
     

    #1: Fablehaven
    #2: Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star
    #3: Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague
    #4: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary

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