Read the books that inspired the hit DreamWorks film How to Train Your Dragon.
THE STORY CONTINUES in the third volume of Hiccup’s How to Train Your Dragon memoirs … 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.
Climbing on to a Roman Dragon Rustling ship by mistake in your first ‘Boarding an Enemy Ship’ lesson is bad enough. But to then discover that Alvin the Treacherous is also on board proves to Hiccup he couldn’t have been more wrong, especially when he steals his copy of How to Speak Dragonese. Can Hiccup save the dragons and the day.
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 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, 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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This was a gift for a nephew, he read it within a week of getting it, now reading next in the series and has put in his birthday request for more,
It's the best book ever! They keep getting better and better. * The Guardian * We've loved Hiccup's dragon training adventures from the start. (tBk's Top 40 Children's Books) * tBk Magazine * 'another fiendishly funny catalogue of disaster' * Pet O'Connell * 'funny and well writen' * Cheri Lloyd * 'hilarious' * www.writeaway.org * Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful. * Independent on Sunday * Cowell brings Hiccup to life in this silly and delightful little novel. * St Paul Pioneer Press * [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 * ... raucous and slapstick... liberally illustrated with [Cressida Cowell's] riotous drawings, notes and maps. * The Financial 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. * Lindsey Fraser, Sunday Herald, Glasgow * A wonderfully wittily written and illustrated story. * Waterstones Quarterly Magazine * A super story, inventive, ingenious, perpetually surprising. One to cherish. * Armadillo, Spring 2003 * 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 * 'Irresistably funny, exciting and endearing' * Amanda Craig, The Times * '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 is book three in the How to Train Your Dragon series. They keep getting better and better. It's the best book ever! * guardian.co.uk * This is book three in the How to Train Your Dragon series. They keep getting better and better. It's the best book ever! * guardian.co.uk * Good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes * Daily Echo * Good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes * Daily Echo * These Hiccup stories are a sure-fire hit with children aged 6 and over. Full of quirky, child-like illustrations, they sparkle with humour and wit. The adventure is rip-roaringly fast and will engage from the very first page * My Books Mag * These Hiccup stories are a sure-fire hit with children aged 6 and over. Full of quirky, child-like illustrations, they sparkle with humour and wit. The adventure is rip-roaringly fast and will engage from the very first page * My Books Mag * Vikings, dragons, Romans and mayhem cavort across the pages in their usual irreverent and hilarious style * School Librarian * Vikings, dragons, Romans and mayhem cavort across the pages in their usual irreverent and hilarious style * School Librarian *
Series: How To Train Your Dragon
For Ages: 8 - 11 years old
For Grades: 3 - 6
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 5th December 2009
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.7 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1