How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

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Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.
 

About Cressida Cowell

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Cressida Cowell lives in London. She is the author of several picture books including: What Shall We Do With the Boo Hoo Baby?, Little Bo Peep's Library Book and Don't Do That, Kitty Killroy!
 
Published January 21, 2014 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 224 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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In this riotous paper-over-board farce, the timid protagonist from Cowell's picture book Hiccup: The Seasick Viking proves himself worthy of the sobriquet

Jun 07 2004 | Read Full Review of How to Train Your Dragon

Publishers Weekly

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Legendary Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III comes to life thanks to a spirited performance from narrator Tennant. In this first volume of Cowell’s popular series, Hiccup must, as a rite of passage, catch

Mar 31 2014 | Read Full Review of How to Train Your Dragon

The Guardian

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Here's the first five minutes of DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon 2 movie, which hits cinemas on 4 June.

Apr 23 2014 | Read Full Review of How to Train Your Dragon

The Guardian

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The illustrations in this book are brill, and are on lots of the pages, as is scribbled by a child, but also you can understand them, they add to the story.

Dec 05 2013 | Read Full Review of How to Train Your Dragon

BookPage

Dragons speak a sophisticated and subtle language, and dragon trainers will find that employing this language is a more effective way to train a dragon than "the traditional methods of yelling at it."

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Common Sense Media

The dragon that Hiccup manages to snag, though, is tiny and not very trainable, even though Hiccup has the unusual skill of talking Dragonese.

May 01 2004 | Read Full Review of How to Train Your Dragon

Common Sense Media

The dragon that Hiccup manages to snag, though, is tiny and not very trainable, even though Hiccup has the unusual skill of talking Dragonese.

May 01 2004 | Read Full Review of How to Train Your Dragon

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Dragons speak a sophisticated and subtle language, and dragon trainers will find that employing this language is a more effective way to train a dragon than "the traditional methods of yelling at it."

May 17 2016 | Read Full Review of How to Train Your Dragon

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Kidz World

Before Hiccup was a brave Viking warrior, before he was known as the Dragon Whisperer, he was a bit ...

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The boys escape and Hiccup gives one of the dragons he catches to the boy who caused the dragons to wake up, while Hiccup ends up with what seems to be a defective dragon.

Jan 04 2015 | Read Full Review of How to Train Your Dragon

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There's a bit of violence (a deer is torn to pieces, a dragon attacks a boy, a boy is swallowed by a dragon but survives, an army legion is eaten by a dragon, a dragon blows up) but no graphic descriptions.There's plenty of potty humor (farts, snot) -- the kind that 8-year-old boys find irresisti...

Jul 31 2015 | Read Full Review of How to Train Your Dragon

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The Hollywood Reporter

Stunts requiring actors to be knocked about by the beasts demand some imagination on the viewer's part, and a press release promising "dragons who soar overhead at great speeds" stretches the limits of PR truthtelling.

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And I was really, really surprised when I realized that in the book, the dragons are a) dog-sized or smaller, b) essentially working animals, not pests, and c) capable of speech.

May 18 2011 | Read Full Review of How to Train Your Dragon

Variety

DreamWorks Animation tries a new tack, embracing sincerity over satire, with "How to Train Your Dragon," a thrilling drama interspersed with amusing comedic elements (rather than the other way around) from "Lilo and Stitch" directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois.

Mar 11 2010 | Read Full Review of How to Train Your Dragon

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