Listen to the books that inspired the How to Train Your Dragon films, narrated by David Tennant.
THE STORY CONTINUES in the second 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. Hiccup's memoirs look back to when Hiccup was just an ordinary boy, and finding it very hard to be a Hero.
Can Hiccup find Grimbeard the Ghastly's treasure before Alvin the Treacherous gets his sneaky hands on it? And if Hiccup opens a box that says DO NOT OPEN, will he live to tell the tale?
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 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!
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 122 g
Dimensions: 138 x 129 x 15 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition
It's a wonderfully vibrant story, illustrated with the author's hilarious drawings, and told with a delightfully gobby sense of humour * Books Quarterly (Waterstones) *
Cowell is a new star in children's fiction * The Times *
Great jokes and suberb characters will appeal to boys and girls alike * With Kids *
Very funny indeed * Maidenhead Advertiser *
Witty writing and funny drawings and notes ensure that this clever Viking story keeps its readers laughing * Junior Education *
PRAISE FOR HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON:
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 *
... one of the most enjoyable and original children's stories I have heard in a long time ... David Tennant reads with outstanding gusto, giving full and varied wellie to the story's rich assortment of Viking and dragon characters. * The Independent *
A wonderful adventure * The School Librarian *
A wonderfully wittily written and illustrated story. * Waterstones Quarterly Magazine *
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. * Lindsey Fraser, 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 *
Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful. * Independent on Sunday *
brilliantly read by David Tennant * daily telegraph *
Read with gigantic gusto by David Tennant, and featuring some shatteringly good sound effects, this kept us all laughing on the edge of our seats for 3 hours apiece * independent on sunday *
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