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Odd and the Frost Giants
Odd and the Frost Giants | Neil Gaiman
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Odd's luck has been bad so far. He lost his father on a Viking expedition, his foot was crushed beneath a tree, and the winter seems to be going on for ever. But when Odd flees to the woods and releases a trapped bear, his luck begins to change. The eagle, bear and fox he encounters reveal they're actually Norse gods, trapped in animal form by the evil frost giants who have conquered Asgard, the city of the gods . . . Can a twelve-year-old boy reclaim Thor's hammer, outwit the frost giants and release the gods? With Neil Gaiman's wit and style this story transcends the everyday and becomes a humorous, rich and layered tale of a life lived courageously.
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erzascarletbookgasm
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“The wise man knows when to keep silent. Only the fool tells all he knows.”
This book is about a Viking boy named Odd, who sets off on an adventure with Norse gods Thor, Loki, and Odin to save Asgard from the frost giants. A tender tale suitable for older kids and adults (though there‘re no brutal parts) and a good introduction to Norse mythology. Perhaps it‘s a perfect time for me to pick up his adult book Norse Mythology next.
#AuthorAMonth

Texreader I loved this book. 2mo
Kalalalatja I really liked his Norse Mythology book 👍 2mo
Tamra My kids enjoyed this adventure! 2mo
JazzFeathers Loved it. So sweet and unique. 2mo
Soubhiville Logged 📚 2mo
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Literary.Gem37
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Mehso-so

I am really unsure how to rate this particular book. I understand the concept, at least I think I grasp on. Sometimes you hold your own self prisoner without even realizing that your can walk away. Also, in my opinion the beginning is about be careful of the company you keep, because their wrong can spill over into your life if you're not careful.

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madamereadsalot1
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It's been years since I read this. Still an excellent Norse mythology story written with young readers in mind but lovely enough for everyone. You just can't ever go wrong with Gaiman and Norse mythos. 2nd #AuthorAMonth book down. @Soubhiville

Linsy Yes it is! 3mo
Soubhiville Logged 📚 2mo
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madamereadsalot1
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1. Odd and the Frost Giants and Trigger Warning
2. Ghost Boys
3. Cold temps!
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Zoes_Human
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Pickpick

Odd and the Frost Giants is a magical, modern fairytale taken from the lore of Norse mythology. As a print book, it would be well suited not only to middle-grade readers but also as a longer story for reading to even younger children. As for the audiobook version, not only is Neil Gaiman a magnificent writer, but he's an exceptional narrator as well. I thoroughly enjoyed this engaging break from reality.

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ravenlee
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My first Gaiman kids‘ book, and I really liked it. I love the way he takes a familiar story and turns it into his own, without hurting the spirit of the original. It‘s a rare gift.

Posted out of order, this was my fifth completion for #24B4Monday and #SummersEndReadathon.

@Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Andrew65 5 books finished. That‘s great. 👏👏👏 5mo
Clwojick Stacked! 5mo
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Mandigolightly
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First day of school this morning, and we had time to finish the last two chapters of this before we left the house (I‘d like to pretend I just have this motherhood thing down pat, but honestly, it‘s probably a sign of the apocalypse)…9 year old loved it, really related to Odd. Great read aloud book, with so few characters that you can really go nuts with voices

Caroline2 Sounds great, I‘ll order it for my 8yr old. 👍🏻 5mo
Mandigolightly @Caroline2 you absolutely should! 5mo
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Texreader
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1. Blueberries (especially picked fresh from a Norwegian mountainside-Kvamskogen, to be exact, where I learned to love them)
2. Lonesome Dove ❤️❤️❤️
3. See tagged book. Technically not a graphic novel, but close. I think I‘d love The Graveyard Book graphic novel because I loved the book.
4. Ideally? Living at our lakehouse and working part-time. Probably? Same ole, same ole.
@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Bklover Lonesome Dove ❤️ 10mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in ❣️ 10mo
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madamereadsalot1
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4thhouseontheleft
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It was an excellent reading year. I surpassed my #Goodreadschallenge goal by 26 books!

Shortest: Odd and the Frost Giants
Longest: Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Most Popular: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Least: A Tribute to Oma Wenger Bowman

#yearinreview #yearinbooks

Crazeedi Great job! Congrats ! 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 13mo
LauraBeth 🎉🎉🎉 13mo
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kspenmoll 🎉🎉🎉🙌🏻🙌🏻🎊 13mo
BridgetteM Congratulations!🎊🎈🎉 13mo
Bookladylinda Congratulations!!! 13mo
merelybookish Nice! The most/ least popular are fun to see! 13mo
GripLitGrl 🎉🎉🎉 13mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
Gissy 📚📚👏👏👏👏👏Congratulations! 13mo
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Kalalalatja
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Gaiman takes us to a #Frozen world in this little book. A world of gods, frost giants, quests and vikings. I love everything dealing with Nordic Mythology, and this was no exception 👌❄️

#WinterWonderland

abbielistenstobooks I know I own this book, and want to reread it. I can't find it for the life of me! 13mo
TrishB Lovely looking book! 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm Gaiman? How can I not have read this?!😯 13mo
Cinfhen It looks very fairytale-ish❣️ 13mo
JennyM Looks another great read 13mo
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Krisjericho
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Pickpick

Listened to this one on audio with my kids. Gaiman, as always, is a superb narrator. I could listen to that man talk forever. Fun, engaging story, and all my many ages of kids liked it. Any other recommendations for short audio books for all ages? We just finished Gaiman‘s Fortunately the Milk as well.

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Emily92Bibliophile
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So good!! Book #110/150

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Foragingfantasy

Neil Gaiman reading Neil Gaiman = heaven.

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Heideschrampf
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On this frosty day i treated myself to #papaG‘s norse fairytale about what makes a happy marriage and when to speak and when to remain silently smiling. Ridell and Gaiman are as always a perfect match and i love the shiny silver hard cover edition 😍 #litsygaimanfanclub

julesG Great review! 1y
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Heideschrampf
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TheAliceEvers Gorgeous photo!! Looks lovely! 👏🏻😍 1y
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Jamesfahyauthor
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Pickpick

I love Gaiman, and he writes equally well for children and adults alike.
This edition of Odd and the Frost Giants is a classic and adventurous tale, and beautifully illustrated throughout

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Sweetkokoro
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Another Audiobook finished!! And another amazing story by Gaiman. This one is Norse mythology, Odin, Loki, Thor and Lady Freya, and how their world was saved by a small boy named Odd. It was a cute retelling and once again Gaiman knows just how much and how little to add.

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Sweetkokoro
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Why yes, I did start another Audiobook by Neil Gaiman. I am loving this one so far. I love anything related to Norse mythology so this one is right up my alley!!

I am home all weekend so might as well take advantage of getting through my audiobooks I borrowed from my library.

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kathytrithardt
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The illustrations and foiling in this edition are outstanding.

Linsy Oooh, pretty 1y
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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Copwithabook
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Making lavender cupcakes and listening to this fun kids book on Scribd. #tistheseason #sweetsandaudiobooks

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Illuminaughtydenaughty
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Pickpick

Loved it!!!

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TK421
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Pickpick

This was my first audio book narrated by Neil Gaiman. It will not be my last! He has a great reading voice! This was a quick and delightful story about Odd. He is a crippled boy that has to help the Norse gods against a Frost Giant. I loved this story. Now to download more Gaiman books!

toofondofbooks I recommend them all but my faves are The Graveyard Book and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. 2y
tjwill I love his narration of his own books. I recommend Neverwhere and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. 2y
TK421 @toofondofbooks @tjwill I really enjoyed reading Ocean at the End of the Lane. It looks like I'm going to have to get the Audio now.😀 2y
JazzFeathers I have never listened to Gaiman reading but l need to. I read this story last year (for a Litsy challenge, actually) and loved it. Such a great sense of folktale and still told in such a modern way 2y
TricksyTails YES!!!!!! 🙌😍💙 What‘s next? What‘s next? The Graveyard Book and Ocean!! 2y
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4thhouseontheleft
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A cute Norse retelling involving Loki, Thor and Odin - changed into a fox, bear and eagle - who need the help of a young boy named Odd to defeat the frost giant who took Thor‘s hammer and invaded Asgard.

It‘s a perfect read following Gaiman‘s Norse mythology, as some of the myths are alluded to in Odd. #neilgaiman #norsemythology

Fulfills #popsugar2018 #pop18 #WeatherElementInTitle as well as #MountTBR and #LitsyAtoZ #LetterO

Matt_S I haven't seen that cover before! What region are you from? 2y
4thhouseontheleft @Matt_S I‘m in the US (North Carolina). I like to collect the Neil Gaiman books illustrated by Chris Riddell, pretty sure I found it on Amazon. 2y
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4thhouseontheleft
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The illustrations in this book are GORGEOUS. I have four of Gaiman‘s books that are illustrated by Chris Riddell, but the illustrations in this one are my favorite of the bunch. #neilgaiman #norsemythology

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BekaReid
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Solo day in the office means I can listen while I work ☺

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SiriuslyWeasley
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I adore Neil Gaiman, both the man and his writing. I dream vividly and they are usually most unsettling in nature. However, last night I dreamt I was at Mr Gaiman's home, having dinner with him & his wife. What a lovely host he was! Though I don't remember the details, I recall that the conversation was splendid. That's a dream I'd be happy to see come true! 😂 #bookishdreams #neilgaiman

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julesG
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A few chapters in: We love the illustrations. We love the story.
The German translation, though. Some of the Gaiman charme is lost in translation.

Tamra I wish we had the fully illustrated version! 2y
Kalalalatja Those illustrations 😍😍 2y
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julesG
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Up next. We're reading this together.

Must be Chris Riddell Day here.

In fact, it is the book fairies day of reading.

#raisingreaders #ibelieveinbookfairies

[DELETED] 3803335244 We liked this book! I read it with my kiddos ❤️ 2y
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Leniverse
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The kids were thrilled with their #jryulebookswap loot from @julesG and children. And I'm looking forward to Girl Waits With Gun. Not pictured: heaps of sweets and meowing kitty keychains! 😄

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ABibliophagist
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Day 7 of #jingleshelves snow on cover. I usually don't like illustration stickers on covers, but I love the illustrations of Brett Helquist and it works so well on this book. Got to go to a talk by Gaiman a few years ago and it was amazing!

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Tamra
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Fun story, thank you for the recommendation! I only wish I had known about the Riddell illustrated edition, it looks to be awesome.

[DELETED] 3803335244 I didn‘t know about an illustrated edition, sorry. I‘m glad you liked this one though! I can‘t wait for my youngest to read it with me. She loves hearing the boys talk about it! ❤️ They loved it! 2y
toofondofbooks Have you read Gaiman's North Mythology? It's more for adults but still very similar in style. 2y
toofondofbooks Norse Mythology. 2y
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Tamra @ForeverNerdy this one does have nice illustrations - I think the other just has more of them. I didn‘t know either when I looked for a copy. 😊 My son kept correcting my pronunciation of Asgard. 😂 2y
Tamra @toofondofbooks no, I‘ll have to check it out! 2y
TricksyTails I love this book! I hope to get the Riddell one soon! 2y
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Gdsjenny
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Pickpick

I read this out loud to my family. We enjoyed it a lot. Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors. I learned a few new things about the Norse mythology while being entertained.

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Megara
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Very short read and well worth it.

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Maike
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Pickpick

I don‘t need to tell you that Neil Gaiman is a master of storytelling. The illustrations fit perfectly.

julesG I bought this for someone else. Now I could hit myself for not getting a copy for myself. 2y
LectricSheep I just read this earlier this month! Great minds think alike! 😁 2y
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Megara
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Drinking some #eggnog with my weekend reads!

Libby1 Ooh! It‘s hard to find it where I live. Yum! 😋 2y
Megara @Libby1 so delicious 😋 it may last a whole two days! 😂 2y
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DuckOfDoom
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I love Neil Gaiman's books and I love norse mythology. Thanks @MayJasper for this gift, it was on my TBR for a really long time 😄 #fallbookexchange

MayJasper Enjoy ❣ 2y
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Kalalalatja
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Pickpick

Another great retelling from Gaiman - funny, dark and fantastical as always 👌

JazzFeathers Read it during my first #LitsyPartyofOne. Loved it 😁 Such feelings and such humour 2y
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josie281
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Waiting for the installers for my new dishwasher (yay!!) and listening to this for Children's Lit class (double yay!).
It's finals week and I have only been reading Children's lit to complete my annotated bibliography. The reading is fun but the summary and reflections is not. Maybe I should just suggest the prof just check out my Litsy feed! 😂

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Teafiend
Pickpick

Neil Gaiman always tells the best stories. I especially like his tales of Norse gods They are so interesting. This was a short, fast read

christineandbooks My son and I love this book! 3y
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Fernoppy
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Took the kids to the library to choose some books. Ended up with a few of my own 😝

Joanne1 Hag-seed is really good. 3y
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LyndseyReads
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A sweet little volume of this Nordic myth. Given to me by a friend who knows my love for Neil. 😍

elkeo_TheBookDragon There is also a beautiful Chris Riddell illustrated edition! FYI 😁 3y
LyndseyReads @elkeo Ooooh. I will have to check that one out, too! 3y
[DELETED] 3803335244 My kids & I loved this book! 2y
LyndseyReads @ForeverNerdy It's so sweet! 2y
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Seshat
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Cinfhen Such cool covers and the one on the right looks like it's super-sized!!! 3y
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JazzFeathers
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Pickpick

Just finished this #SpringCleaningReadathon

Just loved it. It's a very simple story, but as always, Neil Gaiman managed to put heart and soul in it and you don't even know how he didn‘t it.

A moving story. Just loved it

Literaryunicorn ❤️Neil Gaiman❤️ So I have a friend who wants to borrow my signed copy of American Gods to read before watching the show and I'm seriously considering just buying her a copy so I don't have to loan out the signed one. Makes me so nervous! 3y
JazzFeathers @Literaryunicorn l'm of a mind that when you lend a book, you have to be prepared you might never get it back. So l'd say, buy an unsigned copy ;) l wouldn't risk that 3y
MrBook 😻😻😻 3y
JazzFeathers @MrBook lsn't my kitty adorable? 😉 3y
MrBook Indubitably! 😻 3y
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JazzFeathers
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Halfway through this one and loving it. I like the coolness of the kid against the vitality of the gods.
Is the new Gaiman Norvegia Mythology in the same vein?
#SpringCleaningRead

BibliophileMomma Love that cover. 3y
JazzFeathers It's a nice one. I've seen other, newer versions too 3y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk The new one is a much more traditional adaptation of the myths as opposed to a structured narrative like Odd. But they're both great! 3y
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JazzFeathers
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Grand. Let's try this #SpringCleaningReadathon :)

I know l'm kind of cheating, these are all very slim books. But all of you are reading tons of books in the weekend and l want to pretend l am too ;)

First on, Odd and the Frost Giants

BibliophileMomma It's not cheating! Reading is reading! I'm reading a short book right now too. 😀 3y
TheKidUpstairs The Last Unicorn!!! 😢😢😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 3y
Ubookquitous I'm not a particularly fast reader, and any book counts, no matter how thick or thin. There will be plenty of short reads for #deweysreadathon this weekend! 3y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk Those are some serious winners there. 3y
Literaryunicorn 🦄🦄🦄 3y
GypsyKat I don't think it's cheating at all. Read what you can, and read what you like! 😊 3y
JazzFeathers @TheKidUpstairs @Literaryunicorn let's actually The Lost Versione, the first versione Biggle wrote. I do own The Lost Unicorn... but l need to fish it out from wherever it ended up stuffed away during my house renovation... 3y
JazzFeathers @Tiffness83 @GypsyKat l'm so happy to hear this :) 3y
JazzFeathers @Ubookquitous And these are indeed books that have been waiting for some while 3y
JazzFeathers @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Have you read them too? 3y
KaatjeH Lovely Tolkien cover! 😊 3y
JazzFeathers @KaatjeH Very tolkienian, don't you think? ;) 3y
KaatjeH Very 😊🐉 3y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk I've got them both too! 3y
Seshat I love both but had to get the Chris Riddell, @TobeyTheScavengerMonk ;) 3y
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Somasis
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A bit more challenging then I expected, so here's two different editions of the same book! #weather #aprilbookshowers @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading Lovely books! 3y
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