How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell is a heartwarming story for children and adults alike. Full of adventure, humor, and narrated by David Tennant, this story will keep the attention of even the busiest children whether in the car or at home.
The story takes us back to the time of the Vikings, when men were big, strong, and fearless. Some of the dragons that shared their land didn't even scare them. Among the most fearless of the Hairy the Hooligan tribe is Stoick the Vast, a leader among the people. His son, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III does not, however, follow in his father's footsteps. When Hiccup and the other boys his age are sent on a mission to capture a dragon to train, Hiccup returns, much to the dismay of his family, with a small, scrawny dragon he names Toothless.
Hiccup works with Toothless every day, and his techniques are far from ordinary. While everyone thinks that Hiccup will never amount to much, his time spend with Toothless pays off. When an enormous scary dragon threatens the existence of the Viking tribe, Hiccup and Toothless work together to try and save them. Will Hiccup find his own road to becoming a Viking hero? The story shows that sometimes being different has its advantages, and that brains sometimes win out over size and strength.
Author Cressida Cowell has written 8 books in the Hiccup series, all stories about this smaller than average warrior told with great humor that children and adults enjoy. She lives in Hammersmith, England with her family after spending much of her life growing up in London. She won the Nestle Children's Book Prize in 2006 and had the pleasure of seeing this particular story brought to life on the silver screen by Dreamworks in 2010.
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is a truly extraordinary Viking hero known throughout Vikingdom as the “Dragon Whisperer” on account of his power over the terrifying beasts—but it wasn’t always so.
Travel back to the days when the mighty warrior was just a boy, the quiet and thoughtful son of the Chief of the Hairy Hooligans. Can Hiccup capture a dragon and train it without being torn limb from limb? Join the adventure as the small boy finds a better way to train his dragon and becomes a hero!
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