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How to Train Your Dragon : The Ultimate Edition : Book 1 : Includes the 48 Complete Set of Collector Cards - Cressida Cowell

How to Train Your Dragon : The Ultimate Edition

Book 1 : Includes the 48 Complete Set of Collector Cards

Hardcover Published: 30th October 2018
ISBN: 9781444944358
Number Of Pages: 240
For Ages: 6 - 11 years old

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Read the book that inspired the hit DreamWorks film How to Train Your Dragon 3.

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?

With exclusive content, including Viking facts and an entire chapter of The Wizards of Once!

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 *
Descriptive and flowing, Cowell's Dragon novels have become deserved hits at the cinema, too. * Time Out *
Has a good story to it -- Jamie, aged 9 * Daily Record *
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 *

ISBN: 9781444944358
ISBN-10: 1444944355
Series: How to Train Your Dragon
Audience: Children
For Ages: 6 - 11 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 30th October 2018
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.1 x 21.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.92
Edition Number: 1

Cressida Cowell


About the Author


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.

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