How to Train Your Dragon

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What to expect

Hear the books that inspired the Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon films.

THE STORY BEGINS in the first volume of Hiccup’s How to Train Your Dragon memoirs read by David Tennant…

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, was a truly extraordinary Viking Hero. Warrior chieftain, awesome sword-fighter and amateur naturalist, he was known throughout Vikingdom as ‘the Dragon Whisperer’, on account of his amazing power over these terrifying beasts.

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…

Hear 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, 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 Hiccup website at www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com. 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!

(P) Hodder Children’s Books 2004

Critics Review

  • 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

    Country Child
  • By turns hilarious and wise, it’s never predictable, brilliantly illustrated and always delightful

    The Times
  • Proper modern classics

    Sunday Express

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