How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida CowellHow To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

How To Train Your Dragon

byCressida Cowell

Paperback | February 18, 2010

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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.

In the firstHow to Train Your Dragonbook Hiccup must lead ten novices in their initiation into the Hairy Hooligan Tribe. They have to train their dragons or be BANISHED from the tribe FOR EVER!

But what if Hiccup's dragon resembles an ickle brown bunny with wings? And has NO TEETH? The Seadragonus Giganticus Maximus is stirring and wants to devour every Viking on the Isle of Berk . . .
Can Hiccup save the tribe - and become a Hero?

You don'thaveto read the books in order, but if you want to, this is the right order:
1.How to Train Your Dragon
2.How to Be a Pirate
3.How to Speak Dragonese
4.How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse
5.How to Twist a Dragon's Tale
6.A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons
7.How to Ride a Dragon's Storm
8.How to Break a Dragon's Heart
9.How to Steal a Dragon's Sword
10.How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel
11.How to Betray a Dragon's Hero
12.How to Fight a Dragon's Fury

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

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.
Title:How To Train Your DragonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1 × 5.25 × 8 inPublished:February 18, 2010Publisher:Hachette Children'sLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0340999071

ISBN - 13:9780340999073

Appropriate for ages: 3


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the read! Mystical books don't usually interest me but Cressida Cowell does a great job at writing about the unlikely hero's adventure and misadventures.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Funny, adventurous, exciting... I started reading this series as an early teen and it's one of my favourite series! Calling it a "kids' story" is an insult to the series. It's so much more than that! Highly recommended!
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not what I was expecting This is absolutely nothing like the movie! It has a lot of gross-out humour, and there are elements that I prefer the movie version of. But it's still a good fit for kids around middle school aged - right when they think boogers are the funniest thing ever.
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun, adventurous, and witty! The movie is only very loosely based on the book, and though the movie was great, I prefer the books much more. Speaking of the series as a whole, it develops a world that is always growing and is quite fascinating (compared to the limited scope in the movies). The first book is very suitable for children, but as Hiccup matures, the books also mature. This series is a great read for both children and adults, which is one of the reasons why I love it so much. The story is compelling, funny, tragic, and takes you on quite an adventure!
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great series If you have already seen the movies, based on these books, be ready for massive differences. Though I love the movies and shows with some characters of the same name, the book series is also enjoyable. It is suitable to children younger than 9, depending on the individual and I have been reading the novels to my kids, who loved them (once they understood the books were different from the shows). Hiccup is an engaging hero and a strong role model who thinks before acting and is fair and loyal. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dragons An amazingly, sweet fantasy series
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great Great story and great caracters you get attached too.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great starter chapter book! It's a great read. Definitely for younger readers but still a great story that children will love.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a fan One of the few instances where I loved the movie and did not like book. Book was written very differently than the movie. Poor grammar etc. throughout, and as such it was hard to read and follow for me. Not a fan.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome story line This book is nothing nothing like the Dreamworks production, but it's a really great story line, and I look forward to continuing the series. I am reading this with my 5 year old daughter and she's burst out laughing in several parts. She is begging me to read the next book.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great family read All of my kids love the how to train your dragon movie so I decided to get the books. We read a chapter a night and they constantly asks to read more each night. The books are very different from the movie when it comes to story lines but the same magic of a boy and his dragon are the same and so is the level of humour.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great starter Chapter Book! Finally a chapter book for boys! My Boys loved it! Its super funny but nothing like the movie
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So much fun! With the success of the movie How to Train Your Dragon, more people are discovering the marvelous world created by Cressida Cowell. The now eight-book series follows the memoirs of one Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third who will grow up to be “the greatest Viking Hero that ever lived. “ Cowell creates a cast of characters that some will be familiar with, but her pencil-drawn illustrations give the books another dimension. The exaggeration of the facial features, ink blotches and penciled-in diagrams make it a very interactive reading experience. This book is great for reluctant readers and kids who like adventure and fantasy books.
Date published: 2010-05-20

Editorial Reviews

Descriptive and flowing, Cowell's Dragon novels have become deserved hits at the cinema, too.