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How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon

Read the books that inspired the DreamWorks How to Train Your Dragon films.

THE STORY BEGINS in the first volume of Hiccup’s How to Train Your Dragon memoirs…

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn’t always like that. In fact, in the beginning, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was the most put upon Viking you’d ever seen. Not loud enough to make himself heard at dinner with his father, Stoick the Vast; not hard enough to beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball, the number one school sport and CERTAINLY not stupid enough to go into a cave full of dragons to find a pet… It’s time for Hiccup to learn how to be a Hero.

Read all of Hiccup’s exploits in the How to Train Your Dragon series: How to Train Your Dragon, How to Be a Pirate, How to Speak Dragonese, How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse, How to Twist a Dragon’s Tale, A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons, How to Ride a Dragon’s Storm, How to Break a Dragon’s Heart, How to Steal a Dragon’s Sword, How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel and How to Betray a Dragon’s Hero.

Check out the Hiccup website at http://www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com. It’s the place to go for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks! Read all about Hiccup and all of your favourite characters, learn to speak Dragonese and train your own dragon to do tricks!
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / Adventure Stories (children's / Teenage)

On Sale: 5th June 2014

Price: £6.99

ISBN-13: 9781444922219

Reviews

I can't praise this wonderful adventure too highly
Amanda Craig, Independent on Sunday
Filled with thrilling adventure and action-packed heroes
Charlotte Tarling, Year 6, Country Child
A laugh out loud romp of a Viking adventure
Observer
Cowell's wittily written books have become today's childhood must-read stories
Books Quarterly (Waterstones)
Hilarious
guardian.co.uk
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
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
Gripping adventure stories complete with quests and battles, a vivdly imagined alternative world
The Daily Telegraph
Has a good story to it
Jamie, aged 9, Daily Record
The first in the successful series... perfect for tricky boy readers, as the action scenes are first-class.
The Sunday 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
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
Descriptive and flowing, Cowell's Dragon novels have become deserved hits at the cinema, too.
Time Out
Funny, thrilling and ideal for children needing to discover the hero inside themselves
The Times
Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon books fill every spread with scales and fangs and typographical jeux d'esprit
The Independent
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
Cressida Cowell's series of the memoirs of Hiccup the Viking are funny, outrageous and will lure in the most reluctant reader
The Spectator
The start of the most original series for kids in ages. Funny, clever and great for the whole family to share
Dundee Courier
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
Mentioned in the 100 Best Children's Books Ever (Novels)
The Daily Telegraph
Proper modern classics
Sunday Express
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
Top stuff
The Daily Telegraph
By turns hilarious and wise, it's never predictable, brilliantly illustrated and always delightful
The Times
This book will definitely make you laugh out loud
Torquay Herald Express