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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: 9781444941166

Reviews

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