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Hiccup: How to Train Your Dragon

Hiccup: How to Train Your Dragon

by Cressida Cowell (Author)

Synopsis

Read the books that inspired the How to Train Your Dragon films! 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 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. Read all of Hiccup's exploits in the How to Train Your Dragon series: How to Train Your Dragon, 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, How to Break a Dragon's Heart, How to Steal a Dragon's Sword, How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel, How to Betray a Dragon's Hero and How to Fight a Dragon's Fury. Check out the brilliant website at www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com It's the place to go for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Published: 04 Feb 2010

ISBN 10: 0340999071
ISBN 13: 9780340999073
Children’s book age: 7-9 Years
Book Overview: 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.

Media Reviews
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 *
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 *
' The combination of cartoons with sharp wit is what makes this book so uniquely special.' * Books Quaterly (Waterstones) *
'... full of charm ... imaginative and bursting with inventive, off-the-wall humour, making them great stories to be read aloud.' * Waterstones Books Quarterly *
'another triumph from the creative pen of Cressida Cowell.' * Writeaway.org *
'... 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 *
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 *
... 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 *
'a hilarious and gripping adventure, beautifully paced and studded with great dramatic scenes.' * Amanda Craig, Times *
Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful. * Independent on Sunday *
Cowell writes laugh-out-loud books with plenty of boy appeal. Cowell's anarchic drawings suit the slapstick humour. * The Herald *
'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 *
'What a fab book ... will definitely make you laugh out loud!' * Torquay Herald Express *
Highly original. Uproarious. * Woman's Weekly *
Author Bio

Cressida Cowell is the author and the illustrator of the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon book series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton.

How to Train Your Dragon has sold over 8 million books worldwide in 38 languages. It is also an award-winning DreamWorks film series, and a TV series shown on Netflix and CBBC. The first book in Cressida's new series, The Wizards of Once (also signed by DreamWorks), is a number one bestseller.

Cressida is an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency and a founder patron of the Children's Media Foundation. She has won numerous prizes for her books, including the Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize , the Hay Festival Medal for Fiction, and Philosophy Now'magazine's 2015 Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity.

She grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland and she now lives in Hammersmith with her husband, three children and a dog called Pigeon.