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How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon

Read the HILARIOUS books that inspired the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON films!

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a smallish Viking with a longish name. Hiccup’s father is chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe which means Hiccup is the Hope and the Heir to the Hairy Hooligan throne – but most of the time Hiccup feels like a very ordinary boy, finding it hard to be a Hero.

In the first How to Train Your Dragon book Hiccup must lead ten novices in their initiation into the Hairy Hooligan Tribe. They have to train their dragons or be BANISHED from the tribe FOR EVER!

But what if Hiccup’s dragon resembles an ickle brown bunny with wings? And has NO TEETH? The Seadragonus Giganticus Maximus is stirring and wants to devour every Viking on the Isle of Berk . . .
Can Hiccup save the tribe – and become a Hero?


READ ALL 12 BOOKS IN THE SERIES!
You don’t have to read the books in order, but if you want to, this is the right order:
1. How to Train Your Dragon
2. How to Be a Pirate
3. How to Speak Dragonese
4. How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse
5. How to Twist a Dragon’s Tale
6. A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons
7. How to Ride a Dragon’s Storm
8. How to Break a Dragon’s Heart
9. How to Steal a Dragon’s Sword
10. How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel
11. How to Betray a Dragon’s Hero
12. How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury

How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise starring Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Riders of Berk, can be seen on CBeebies and Cartoon Network.
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / Adventure Stories (children's / Teenage)

On Sale: 29th June 2017

Price: £6.99

ISBN-13: 9780340999073

Reviews

By turns hilarious and wise, it's never predictable, brilliantly illustrated and always delightful
The Times
Cowell writes laugh-out-loud books with plenty of boy appeal. Cowell's anarchic drawings suit the slapstick humour.
The Herald
I can't praise this wonderful adventure too highly
Amanda Craig, Independent on Sunday
Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon books fill every spread with scales and fangs and typographical jeux d'esprit
The Independent
Highly original. Uproarious.
Woman's Weekly
I can't praise this wonderful adventure too highly
Amanda Craig, Independent on Sunday
Has a good story to it
Jamie, aged 9, Daily Record
Cressida Cowell's series of the memoirs of Hiccup the Viking are funny, outrageous and will lure in the most reluctant reader
The Spectator
Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful
Independent on Sunday
Full of bright wit and brutal honesty, this is a brilliant book that launched a huge series ... This is a fantastic adventure that explores failure as well as success and weighs the cost of being different against the price of fitting in with sneaky maturity and shining humour
The List
Quite simply, Cressida Cowell has an exceptional ability to give children what they like. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is a Viking who doesn't fit in: gawky and geeky, his adventures with his hunting-dragon Toothless are madcap and marvellous. Give it to a child, and see them become engrossed immediately.
The Independent
Hilarious
guardian.co.uk
Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon books fill every spread with scales and fangs and typographical jeux d'esprit
The Independent
The start of the most original series for kids in ages. Funny, clever and great for the whole family to share
Dundee Courier
... raucous and slapstick ... liberally illustrated with [Cressida Cowell's] riotous drawings, notes and maps.
The Financial Times
Descriptive and flowing, Cowell's Dragon novels have become deserved hits at the cinema, too.
Time Out
The first in the successful series... perfect for tricky boy readers, as the action scenes are first-class.
The Sunday Telegraph
By turns hilarious and wise, it's never predictable, brilliantly illustrated and always delightful
The Times
Cowell is a master of storytelling...On a profound level, this series celebrates divergence and being true to oneself, teaching children that they don't have to be carbon copies of their parents
Hay Festival of the Arts
Wise, colourful and funny
Dorset Echo
CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE WEEK: This book is great fun and has a Blackadderish sense of humour ... full of the sort of jokes that will make schoolboys snigger.
Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times
Gripping adventure stories complete with quests and battles, a vivdly imagined alternative world
The Daily Telegraph
If you haven't discovered Hiccup yet, you're missing out on one of the greatest inventions of modern children's literature
Julia Eccleshare, Guardian’s children’s books editor
'If you haven't discovered Hiccup yet, you're missing out on one of the greatest inventions of modern children's literature.'
Julia Eccleshare, Guardian children's editor
This light-hearted, well-illustrated mock saga would appeal to girls and boys. My Dad liked it too. More please.
Geoffrey Truscott, aged 11, The Glasgow Herald
'another triumph from the creative pen of Cressida Cowell.'
Writeaway.org
What we have here is Harry Potter meets Blackadder. The result is a story that anyone with a tolerance of snot and gore would find richly entertaining
The Glasgow Herald
'a hilarious and gripping adventure, beautifully paced and studded with great dramatic scenes.'
Amanda Craig, Times
Cowell's wittily written books have become today's childhood must-read stories
Books Quarterly (Waterstones)
A laugh out loud romp of a Viking adventure
Observer
Proper modern classics
Sunday Express
Gripping adventure stories complete with quests and battles, a vivdly imagined alternative world
The Daily Telegraph
Hilarious
guardian.co.uk
A laugh out loud romp of a Viking adventure
Observer
How to Train Your Dragon is a delightful narrative caper... It offers a challenging read to 11-year-olds, and rewards reading aloud, especially for those who relish an element of theatre at story time.
Sunday Herald, Glasgow
Has a good story to it
Jamie, aged 9, Daily Record
This light-hearted, well-illustrated mock saga would appeal to girls and boys. My Dad liked it too. More please.
Geoffrey Truscott, aged 11, The Glasgow Herald
Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful
Independent on Sunday
This book will definitely make you laugh out loud
Torquay Herald Express
'... inspired series ... its enchantment lies primarily in the comical, affectionate and often irritable relationship between Hiccup (the only nerd in the violent Viking Hooligan tribe) and his runty little dragon Toothless.'
Amanda Craig, The Times
Mentioned in the 100 Best Children's Books Ever (Novels)
The Daily Telegraph
Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful.
Independent on Sunday
The start of the most original series for kids in ages. Funny, clever and great for the whole family to share
Dundee Courier
If you haven't discovered Hiccup yet, you're missing out on one of the greatest inventions of modern children's literature
Julia Eccleshare, Guardian’s Children’s Books Editor
'What a fab book ... will definitely make you laugh out loud!'
Torquay Herald Express
Her genuinely fierce, intelligent and scary dragons nearly steal the show, but Hiccup and his diminutive sidekick ultimately come out on top, both displaying a proper hero's mix of quick wit, courage and loyalty
Kirkus
'... full of charm ... imaginative and bursting with inventive, off-the-wall humour, making them great stories to be read aloud.'
Waterstones Books Quarterly
Filled with thrilling adventure and action-packed heroes
Charlotte Tarling, Year 6, Country Child
' The combination of cartoons with sharp wit is what makes this book so uniquely special.'
Books Quaterly (Waterstones)
Top stuff
The Daily Telegraph
Her genuinely fierce, intelligent and scary dragons nearly steal the show, but Hiccup and his diminutive sidekick ultimately come out on top, both displaying a proper hero's mix of quick wit, courage and loyalty
Kirkus
Fiercely exciting and laugh-aloud funny, it is as full of joy for children of 7+ who have given up reading as for those who love it.
Amanda Craig, The Times
Mentioned in the 100 Best Children's Books Ever (Novels)
The Daily Telegraph
The first in the successful series... perfect for tricky boy readers, as the action scenes are first-class.
The Sunday Telegraph
Cressida Cowell's series of the memoirs of Hiccup the Viking are funny, outrageous and will lure in the most reluctant reader
The Spectator
Cowell is a master of storytelling...On a profound level, this series celebrates divergence and being true to oneself, teaching children that they don't have to be carbon copies of their parents
Hay Festival of the Arts
What we have here is Harry Potter meets Blackadder. The result is a story that anyone with a tolerance of snot and gore would find richly entertaining
The Glasgow Herald
One of the most enjoyable and original children's stories I have heard in a long time
The Independent
Funny, thrilling and ideal for children needing to discover the hero inside themselves
The Times
Filled with thrilling adventure and action-packed heroes
Charlotte Tarling, Year 6, Country Child
[Cressida Cowell] puts a contemporary spin on the old brains over brawn moral and brings the story to a climax with a thrilling dragon duel. Lots for lots of different readers to enjoy.
Books for Keeps
One of the most enjoyable and original children's stories I have heard in a long time
The Independent
Wise, colourful and funny
Dorset Echo
Funny, thrilling and ideal for children needing to discover the hero inside themselves
The Times
Top stuff
The Daily Telegraph
This book will definitely make you laugh out loud
Torquay Herald Express
Cowell's wittily written books have become today's childhood must-read stories
Books Quarterly (Waterstones)
Proper modern classics
Sunday Express
Descriptive and flowing, Cowell's Dragon novels have become deserved hits at the cinema, too.
Time Out