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How to Train Your Dragon

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    Cressida Cowell(Author)

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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.

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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  • PDF | 240 pages
  • Cressida Cowell(Author)
  • Hodder Children's Books (November 18, 2010)
  • English
  • 3
  • Children's Books

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  • By Nitwit4Lit on May 21, 2015

    My 6yo daughter is at that awkward stage(for me as her book buyer:), where the 'leveled readers' are too easy and short for her and I am struggling to figure out what books are too old or too young. Since she loved the movies based (loosely) on this series I thought we'd give it a try. After all, I knew she would eventually grow into them if they were too hard for now. Well they are PERFECT. The style is so engaging that even though she informed me she wouldn't be ready for chapter books until she is 7 (?!?!- kid logic), after reading the forward she was pulled right in. Nice big words and adjective and adverb laden sentences to really keep a kid's interest. One caveat- the humor does involve giving people meaner names than you want your 6 year old to call people, so a quick reminder chat about what is okay to call people in real life is a good preventative.The format is great too, it's a little larger than your 'standard' paperback and the paper is very soft and flexible, so it turns out to be easy for little hands to hold while reading it. There are cute drawings on a few pages and the font itself is large. (This also is nice for those older readers- Grandma forgot to bring a paperback on vacation and borrowed the first dragon book- it is much easier on her eyes than the standard book font.)

  • By Hilary Hickman on December 18, 2017

    The How to Train Your Dragon series is fantastic! Wonderful for encouraging young boys to read, but enjoyable for the whole family. Of course, the books are better than the (Americanized) movie, but the audiobooks may be the best version of all. It's performed (not narrated) by David Tennant, who is absolutely amazing. Always, but especially here, where he's created dozens (hundreds?) of characters that come alive in your imagination.Especially recommended for those who enjoy British lit like Harry Potter, Roald Dahl or Terry Pratchett, but really for anyone who likes stories and storytelling.

  • By Crutch on April 4, 2015

    I am among those that had not read the books before the movie came out. I loved the movie, and was looking forward to reading the books. Then I read some of the reviews, and found out that the movie and the books were completely different stories. And, this, the first book, is completely different than the movie. The names are the same, and there are dragons...Now, I have watched movies before that I enjoyed, only to have the movie crushed by reading the book, as there was so much that was different that it ruined the movie for me. That is not the case with How to Train Your Dragon, at least for me. I find the two stories, while completely different, are both very well done. I even started to record myself reading this to my son, and wife, as they were enjoying the different voices I used for the characters. Of course, I ask myself why I bother to record myself, since there is no way I can compete with the audiobooks that David Tennant recorded...Anyway, this is definitely worth the read, and the listen, if you like audiobooks. I look forward to reading the next book to my son and wife soon.

  • By Niki Estes on February 9, 2018

    Love, love, love this entire series! My son and I couldn't wait to read every book in the series. It's nothing like the movies which is fine. I told my children to just look at it as an entire different story that happens to have some characters with the same names. The books and the movies are both family favorites!

  • By Simon Pot on June 6, 2013

    If you or your kids haven't read the books, I highly recommend them. I read them to my 6 year-old. Probably a solo read for 8 year-olds and up. You should know going in that they barely resemble the movies. I love the movies I think the characters and stories are terrifica and clever and truly excellent, but I am even more impressed by them when I think about from the books.But that's no knock on the books, which are great in their own right. Just totally different. Way more sarcastic. Way more subversive. Fun, fun, fun. Just don't be dissapointed that the denizens of Berk in the books barely resemble their more smoothly drawn (in more ways than one -- you'll see when you pick up the books) derivitives in the films.

  • By Gigi Sedlmayer, Book Excellence Award Finalist winning author of the Talon series on January 5, 2016

    I was so excited when I found the books, How to train your Dragon, after I saw the movie. I bought the first 2 books in a book store.Starting reading the first book, I have to say, I was first disappointed, because the books have nothing really, to do with the movies. Well, the movies were only based on the books and were inspired by the books. The movies are not like the books.But reading on, I started really to like the books. I am starting to read the second and will be very interesting, how Hiccup and Toothless are going on. I loved how Toothless saved Hiccup from certain eating up by the huge sea-dragon.Well done Cressida. Have learned to love the books.

  • By Bonnie S. Driver on April 13, 2017

    Some how this series slipped by me. I found it on a list called Movies you didn't know were books." I didn't know about this one. It would be great fun to read with a third or fourth grader. The only problem was that it did not perform very well on my Kindle for iPad. The pages did not turn easily, the text wouldn't enlarge and the dictionary feature didn't work. None of those things are a reflection on the story itself, however.

  • By nobull433 on July 14, 2015

    The book is good a little different from the movie, but not by much. My only complaint (Kindle users take notice) you can't change the font or size of the page, so it makes reading a little difficult. On your phone Kindle App you can zoom in by pinching, but desktop cloud reading is close to impossible.

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