First lines: Odd and the Frost Giants

Odin, Thor and Loki are trapped in animal form by evil Frost Giants who have conquered Asgard, the city of the gods. Can Odd, a twelve-year-old boy reclaim Thor’s hammer, outwit the Frost Giants and release the gods?

In the Odd and the Frost Giants (the 2008 World Book Day book) Neil Gaiman romps happily through Norse mythology. There are two more Odd-stories Gaiman wants to tell, and if they contain nuggets like this, by all means, go ahead:

We weren’t arguing, said the bear, Because we can’t talk. Then it said, Oops.

Where can I get my fan boy badge? I think I might have crossed into that territory just now.

Book read
Neil Gaiman — Odd and the Frost Giants
First line
There was a boy called Odd, and there was nothing strange and unusual about that, not in that time or place.