Read the book that inspired the hit DreamWorks film How to Train Your Dragon 2.
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 the rest of Hiccup's exploits in the How to Train Your Dragon series in 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.
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! Dreamworks' major motion picture How to Train Your Dragon 2 comes out in July 2014.
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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it was the most amazing book i have ever read in my whole life
The first in the successful series... perfect for tricky boy readers, as the action scenes are first-class. The Sunday Telegraph Mentioned in the 100 Best Children's Books Ever (Novels) 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 Filled with thrilling adventure and action-packed heroes -- Charlotte Tarling, Year 6 Country Child By turns hilarious and wise, it's never predictable, brilliantly illustrated and always delightful The Times Proper modern classics Sunday Express Hilarious guardian.co.uk A laugh out loud romp of a Viking adventure Observer The start of the most original series for kids in ages. Funny, clever and great for the whole family to share Dundee Courier 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 One of the most enjoyable and original children's stories I have heard in a long time The Independent I can't praise this wonderful adventure too highly -- Amanda Craig Independent on Sunday Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful Independent on Sunday 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 Cowell's wittily written books have become today's childhood must-read stories Books Quarterly (Waterstones) This book will definitely make you laugh out loud Torquay Herald Express Gripping adventure stories complete with quests and battles, a vivdly imagined alternative world The Daily Telegraph Top stuff The Daily 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 Funny, thrilling and ideal for children needing to discover the hero inside themselves The Times Wise, colourful and funny Dorset Echo 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 Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon books fill every spread with scales and fangs and typographical jeux d'esprit The Independent
Series: How to Train Your Dragon
For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 27th May 2014
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1