Publication Date: 01/06/2017 ISBN: 9780340999097 Category:

How to Train Your Dragon: How To Speak Dragonese

Cressida Cowell

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Publication Date: 01/06/2017 ISBN: 9780340999097 Category:
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Description

Read the HILARIOUS books that inspired the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON films!

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.

When Hiccup’s dragon Toothless is captured by Romans, only Hiccup and his friend Fishlegs can rescue him. But things get WORSE, when the Romans steal Hiccup’s precious book HOW TO SPEAK DRAGONESE and Hiccup and Fishlegs are taken off to the Fortress of Sinister!

Now they must save Toothless AND themselves – but how can they possibly escape?

How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise starring Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Riders of Berk, can be seen on CBeebies and Cartoon Network.

Publisher Review

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 *

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