Read the books that inspired the hit DreamWorks film How to Train Your Dragon.
THE STORY CONTINUES in the fourth 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. Hiccup’s memoirs look back to when Hiccup was just an ordinary boy, and finding it very hard to be a Hero. Fishlegs has been struck with deadly Vorpentitis. The only cure is rare and almost impossible to find … a potato. But where on Berk will Hiccup find such a thing Hiccup will have to dodge Sharkworms, battle Doomfangs and outwit crazy Hooligans if he’s going to be a Hero … again.
How to Train Your Dragon is a DreamWorks film starring Gerrard Butler, America Ferrera and Jonah Hill, out on DVD in October 2010 adapted from the best selling How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell.
Read the rest of Hiccup’s exploits in the How to Train Your Dragon series in How to Train Your Dragon, How to Be a Pirate, How to Speak Dragonese, How to Twist a Dragon’s Tale, A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons, How to Ride a Dragon’s Storm, and How to Break a Dragon’s Heart.
About The Author
Cressida Cowell grew up mostly in Central London. She has a BA in English Literature from Oxford University, a BA in Graphic Design from St Martin's and an MA in Narrative Illustration from Brighton. Cressida has written and illustrated eight books in the popular Hiccup series. How to Train Your Dragon has reached over 100,000 sales and is now published in over 33 languages. A Dreamworks feature film is due to be released in 2010. Cressida lives in Hammersmith with her husband, three children and two cats.
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Comments about How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse:
I read this series of books to my grandson, and enjoy them with him. I think they would stand alone but would suggest you start at the beginning. There is usually something at the end of each book that makes you want to start the next one! Hard to read the "dragon speak" out loud, but fun.
Outrageously funny and inventive, here's a novel with huge appeal...It's hard to beat this story for sheer entertainment and larger than life, distinctive - and differentiated - characters Books For Keeps Jam-packed with clever jokes and humorous drawings and scenes, it is just the ticket for hours of bedtime reading Shetland Times Fiercely exciting and laugh-aloud funny The Times Another rip-rollocking tale with crazy characters, juicy dialogue and graphic, scratchy illustrations Junior 'Outrageously funny and inventive ... a novel with huge appeal ... It's hard to beat this story for sheer entertainment and larger than life, distinctive - and differentiated characters.' Books for Keeps '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 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 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 ... raucous and slapstick ... liberally illustrated with [Cressida Cowell's] riotous drawings, notes and maps. The Financial Times [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 Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful. Independent on Sunday Rollicking fun with a whiff of the past. Guardian '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
Series: How To Train Your Dragon
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 25th February 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1