Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in
Published: July 8, 2014
Publisher: Hachette Children's
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1444914006
ISBN - 13: 9781444914009
From the Publisher
Long ago, the world was full of dragons. But what happened to them? Where are they now? These pages are taken from the notebooks of Viking Hero Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third when he was just a boy. A keen dragonwatcher, Hiccup paints a picture of the brilliance and fire and spirit of that lost dragon world.
Featuring dragon profiles, dragon anatomy, dragon riding tips and lots more must know info e.g. how to spot the difference between an arsenic adderwing and a glow worm (you don''t want to mix those two up) and what to do when confronted with a Hellsteether. This is a must for all keen dragonwatchers out there...
How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise. How to Train Your Dragon 2 hits cinemas in Summer 2014 starring Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Riders of Berk, can be seen on CBeebies and Cartoon Network.
Read the rest of Hiccup''s exploits in How to Train Your Dragon Books 1-11. Check out www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!
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 eleven books in the popular Hiccup series. The unique blend of child-centred humour and sublime prose made Hiccup an instant hit and the series is now published in over 30 languages.
How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks Animation feature film series: the first film received both Oscar and BAFTA nominations for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score, and a sequel is scheduled for release in 2014. An animated series, Riders of Berk, launched on the Cartoon Network in 2012 and is now playing on CBBC.
Also the author of picture books, Cressida has won the Nestle Children''s Book Prize 2006 and has been shortlisted for many others. She is an Ambassador for the National Literacy Trust and The Reading Agency, and a founder member of the Children''s Media Foundation. Cressida lives in Hammersmith with her husband and three children. Check out Cressida''s Hiccup website: www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com
As with the best children''s literature, these books are about much bigger things: endurance, loyalty, friendship and love. And Cowell''s illustrations and visual storytelling enhance the action no end.-Daily Telegraph