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How to Speak Dragonese (Hiccup)

How to Speak Dragonese (Hiccup)

by Cressida Cowell (Author)


Read the original books before you see the How to Train Your Dragon film! 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 soon to be a DreamWorks film starring Gerrard Butler, America Ferrera and Jonah Hill, out in March 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. Check out the all-new Hiccup website at It's the place to go for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks! Read all about Hiccup and all of your favourite characters, learn to speak Dragonese and train your own dragon to do tricks!


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Published: 17 Nov 2005

ISBN 10: 0340893044
ISBN 13: 9780340893043
Children’s book age: 7-9 Years

Media Reviews
Vikings, dragons, Romans and mayhem cavort across the pages in their usual irreverent and hilarious style * School Librarian *
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 *
Good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes * Daily Echo *
This is book three in the How to Train Your Dragon series. They keep getting better and better. It's the best book ever! * *
'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 *
'Irresistably funny, exciting and endearing' * Amanda Craig, The Times *


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 *
A super story, inventive, ingenious, perpetually surprising. One to cherish. * Armadillo, Spring 2003 *
A wonderfully wittily written and illustrated story. * Waterstones Quarterly Magazine *
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 *
... raucous and slapstick... liberally illustrated with [Cressida Cowell's] riotous drawings, notes and maps. * The Financial Times *
[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 *
Cowell brings Hiccup to life in this silly and delightful little novel. * St Paul Pioneer Press *
Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful. * Independent on Sunday *
'hilarious' * *
'funny and well writen' * Cheri Lloyd *
'another fiendishly funny catalogue of disaster' * Pet O'Connell *
Author Bio
Cressida grew up in Chelsea. She studied English Literature at Keble College, Oxford Universtiy. 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 in Brighton. She is married with two children.