How To Train Your Dragon

How To Train Your Dragon

Paperback - 2010
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Read the New York Times bestselling book that inspired the hit movie!

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, the quiet and thoughtful son of the Chief of the Hairy Hooligans, tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan by catching and training a dragon. Can Hiccup do it without being torn limb from limb? Join the adventures and misadventures as he finds a new way to train dragons...and becomes a hero.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2010
ISBN: 9780316085274
0316085278

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Beast: Dragon. Hiccup is not your typical Viking and is often called useless--partly because he wants to learn more about dragons rather than just subduing them. But when his village is threatened by the biggest dragon they know of, Hiccup's knowledge might just be the key to survival.

Chronicles the adventures of Hiccup as he catches and trains a dragon in order to pass the initiation test of his Viking clan. Made into a 2010 movie by the same name.

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III may be the son of the chief, but he doesn't seem like hero material until his unorthodox dragon training methods end up saving his tribe.


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Bubblelicious
Jul 11, 2017

I used to read these books to my son when he was 6, 7, 8 years old. He would fall asleep and I would keep reading to the end. Cressida Cowell is an excellent writer with a great imagination - I think she wrote about dragons when she was a child. I laughed and laughed. It's such good stories for kids ... the runt is the wisest of the great and mighty vikings and manages to get out of impossible situations. The books are so much better than the movie because Hiccup speaks dragonese and the only person who communicates with the dragons. The best kids series I could recommend. I bought all 10 books!

jasoneshoup Jun 28, 2017

Although I've been aware of this book for years, I only just picked it up to read with my kid. I expected a lot of tongue-in-cheek captain-underpantsy humor, but it has so much more! HTTYD is a great humble-boy-hero and best-friend book as well. Great read for kids ages 5 and up!

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navy_wolf_412
Mar 06, 2017

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Amelia44
Aug 12, 2016

How to Train your Dragon is a great children's book. I really enjoyed reading this interesting, and comical novel.

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burgundy_baboon_86
Jun 26, 2016

I like the books and the movies both for what they are. Having said that, the movie couldn't have been a children's movie if it had been as close to the books and you'd end up with a movie like Antz (pg) that gets bad reviews because it appears to be a children's movie.
But boy! toothless is the most spoiled brat I have ever read about!
BTW people in age ratings setting a rating of how old you need to be is cool, but don't be like "you have to be under 12 to think this is funny" It's offensive!

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hallows34
May 30, 2016

Boy was I surprised to find out the movie is nothing like the book nothing. I like the movie but I love the books better.
As one already said the drawings are on the scribble side and the jokes are a little raw but that's why the book is so cute!!

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Black_Swan_19
May 03, 2016

5 stars 2 thumbs up i can already tell i am going to like reading this series

PoMoLibrary Jul 21, 2015

From a 2015 Summer Reading Club book reviewer: Hiccup is trying to train his dragon and ends up saving Berk. My favourite part is when they dropped feathers on the bad dragon and it sneezed. - Kylia (9)

Rayman3 Jul 14, 2015

One of the best book series I've ever read.

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cjlin23
Apr 23, 2015

i think its great especially when you haven't watched the movie .... even though i already watched

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navy_wolf_412
Mar 06, 2017

Sexual Content: There is one bad picture after Gobber charges the giant dragon. His pants is missing and he has a bad tattoo on one of his legs.

Savannah7 Apr 04, 2012

Other: I think this book has a little disgusting stuff in it.

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