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How to Train Your Dragon  : How to Train Your Dragon : Book 1 - Cressida Cowell

How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon : Book 1

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Published: 25th February 2010
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The story of Hiccup Haddock Horrendous III's rise to fame, through his dragon-training exploits, told in his own words. Read the book that inspired the hit DreamWorks film How to Train Your Dragon.

Read the original books before you see the How to Train Your Dragon film! This book will be a hit with children and adults alike.

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. 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 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, and How to Break a Dragon’s Heart.

About The Author

Cressida grew up in Chelsea. She studied English Literature at Keble College, Oxford University. She then worked at Macmillan in the Fiction department. She took a BA at St Martins in graphic design and then an MA in Narrative Illustration at Brighton. She is married with three children and lives in London.

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    I am using this book as part of a unit of work in a grade four and five composite class.

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    Funny, Exciting and Enjoyable...can't put the book down

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      The book is the best for all ages. Love it!

       
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      Great book for 7YO Boy!

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        I bought this book for my 7 y.o Nephew as an accompaniment to Easter Eggs. They get enough so I got him one Egg and this book. He loves the book and so does his Mum who reads him some each night.

         
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          I brought this to read to my daughter as we watch the series. It is really good and I am enjoying the story.

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          '... full of charm ... imaginative and bursting with inventive, off-the-wall humour, making them great stories to be read aloud.' - Waterstones Books Quarterly

          '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

          '... inspired series ... its enchantment lies primarily in the comical, affectionate and often irritable relationship between Hiccup (the only nerd in the violent Viking Hooligan tribe) and his runty little dragon Toothless.' - Amanda Craig, The Times

          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

          ' The combination of cartoons with sharp wit is what makes this book so uniquely special.' - Books Quaterly (Waterstones)

          'another triumph from the creative pen of Cressida Cowell.' - Writeaway.org

          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

          Cressida Cowell

          Cressida Cowell grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland. She was convinced that there were dragons living on this island, and has been fascinated by dragons ever since. 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 loves illustrating her own work, but also loves writing books for other people to illustrate as the end result can be so unexpected and inspiring.

          Cressida has written and illustrated eight books in the popular Hiccup series. The unique blend of child centred humour and sublime prose made Hiccup an instant hit. How to Train Your Dragon is now published in over 30 languages. A DreamWorks Animation feature film is out in March 2010. Also the author of picture books, Cressida has won the Nestle Children's Book Prize 2006 and has been shortlisted for many others. Cressida lives in Hammersmith with her husband and three children.

          Visit Cressida Cowell's Booktopia Author Page


          ISBN: 9780340999073
          ISBN-10: 0340999071
          Series: How To Train Your Dragon
          Audience: Children
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 240
          Published: 25th February 2010
          Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
          Country of Publication: GB
          Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 1.7
          Weight (kg): 0.23
          Edition Number: 1