Hiccup: How to Train Your Dragon (Film Tie-In edition)
Written by Cressida Cowell
Part of the How to Train Your Dragon Series
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Jokes flow thick and fast from this most original and inventive Viking adventure, which launched the career of a Viking with a difference. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock grew up at a time of dragons but he was not always a hero. He had to learn to fight them. To do so he had to pass the Dragon Initiation Programme, an awesome schedule run by Gobber the Belch, idiot in charge of initiation on the Isle of Berk. Hiccup was by no means a natural high achiever when it came to dragon training but after many hilarious mishaps, he soon got the hang of it and was on the way to becoming a Hero.
About the Film:
This is the film tie-in version of How to train your Dragon and is therefore the perfect companion to the film, which is released in March 2010. It’s a major animated motion picture from Dreamworks, who created Shrek, Madagascar and Kung-Fu Panda. It's an adventure comedy set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons and based on the book by Cressida Cowell. The story centres around a Viking teenager, who lives on the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. Inititation is coming and this is his one chance to prove his worthiness to his tribe and his father. But when he encounters and ultimately befriends an injured dragon, his world is turned upside down.
For lots of additional action and adventure with Hiccup why not also visit www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com.
There are now eight books in the How to Train your Dragon series and they are published in over 30 languages. If you haven’t discovered Hiccup yet, you’re missing out on one of the greatest inventions of modern children’s literature.
Hiccup: How to Train Your Dragon (Film Tie-In edition) by Cressida Cowell
THE STORY BEGINS in the first 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.
Read 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, and How to Break a Dragon's Heart. Check out the all-new 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!
'... full of charm ... imaginative and bursting with inventive, off-the-wall humour, making them great stories to be read aloud.
- Waterstones Books Quarterly
'another triumph from the creative pen of Cressida Cowell.
'... inspired series ... its enchantment lies primarily in the comical, affectionate and often irritable relationship between Hiccup (the only nerd in the violent Viking Hooligan tribe) and his runty little dragon Toothless.'
- Amanda Craig, The Times
'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
'Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful.'
-- Independent on Sunday
'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 children's editor
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4th February 2010
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