Cressida Cowell's How To Train Your Dragon series has sold millions of copies throughout the world, has inspired two blockbuster movies and a television series.
Join Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third and his dragon Toothless on their adventures bursting with sword-fights, dangerous quests, epic battles and lots of deadly dragons!
This is your chance to collect the series in an exclusive pack that includes ELEVEN exciting adventures:
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
PLUS - four dragon collector cards in each book!
'Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon books are national treasures ... with a wisdom about heroism which raises the series to classic status.' Amanda Craig, The Times
'One of the greatest inventions of modern children's literature.' Julia Eccleshare, LoverReading4kids
'Cowell's Dragon books are proper modern classics.' Daily Express
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The first in the successful series... perfect for tricky boy readers, as the action scenes are first-class. The Sunday Telegraph Mentioned in the 100 Best Children's Books Ever (Novels) The Daily Telegraph 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's children's books editor Filled with thrilling adventure and action-packed heroes -- Charlotte Tarling, Year 6 Country Child By turns hilarious and wise, it's never predictable, brilliantly illustrated and always delightful The Times Proper modern classics Sunday Express Hilarious guardian.co.uk A laugh out loud romp of a Viking adventure Observer The start of the most original series for kids in ages. Funny, clever and great for the whole family to share Dundee Courier Her genuinely fierce, intelligent and scary dragons nearly steal the show, but Hiccup and his diminutive sidekick ultimately come out on top, both displaying a proper hero's mix of quick wit, courage and loyalty Kirkus One of the most enjoyable and original children's stories I have heard in a long time The Independent I can't praise this wonderful adventure too highly -- Amanda Craig Independent on Sunday Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful Independent on Sunday This light-hearted, well-illustrated mock saga would appeal to girls and boys. My Dad liked it too. More please. -- Geoffrey Truscott, aged 11 The Glasgow Herald What we have here is Harry Potter meets Blackadder. The result is a story that anyone with a tolerance of snot and gore would find richly entertaining The Glasgow Herald Cowell's wittily written books have become today's childhood must-read stories Books Quarterly (Waterstones) This book will definitely make you laugh out loud Torquay Herald Express Gripping adventure stories complete with quests and battles, a vivdly imagined alternative world The Daily Telegraph Top stuff The Daily Telegraph Cressida Cowell's series of the memoirs of Hiccup the Viking are funny, outrageous and will lure in the most reluctant reader The Spectator Funny, thrilling and ideal for children needing to discover the hero inside themselves The Times Wise, colourful and funny Dorset Echo Cowell is a master of storytelling...On a profound level, this series celebrates divergence and being true to oneself, teaching children that they don't have to be carbon copies of their parents Hay Festival of the Arts Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon books fill every spread with scales and fangs and typographical jeux d'esprit The Independent Descriptive and flowing, Cowell's Dragon novels have become deserved hits at the cinema, too. Time Out Has a good story to it -- Jamie, aged 9 Daily Record I can't praise this wonderful adventure too highly - in fact, for my money, she's the NEXT BIG THING in children's literature... 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 1/2 hours. Independent on Sunday ... 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 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 A super story, inventive, ingenious, perpetually surprising. One to cherish. Armadillo, Spring 2003 A wonderfully wittily written and illustrated story. Waterstones Quarterly Magazine [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 ... raucous and slapstick... liberally illustrated with [Cressida Cowell's] riotous drawings, notes and maps. The Financial Times 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, GlasgowFrom the Publisher:
* A Viking Molesworth in the form of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III.
* A very funny adventure story as Hiccup finds a dragon, trains it and, with its help, manages to subdue two enormous monstrous Sea Dragons. In doing so, he also conquers his bullies, gains the respect of his family and schoolmates and shows his tribe that there can sometimes be more than one way of doing something...
* Written as though by Hiccup, with an author's preface and notes throughout the text, interspersed with his own sketches (black and white line illustrations by Cressida Cowell) as Hiccup builds up more helpful reference material for future Viking heroes (the only existing guide to training dragons has three words of text: Shout At It). A similar playfulness and intertextuality as The Stinky Cheese Man.
* Perfect for boys, with lots of humour, dragons, bloodshed, gob and battles.
* Following in the footsteps of Lauren Child with her Clarice books, developing picture book character with real potential to take on a life of his own and bring him to a wider, broader audience, by an author who can work brilliantly on a variety of levels.
A classic. - The Viking Herald
How to Train Your Dragon is a must read for every Hero who is having a little trouble being as Heroic as he would like to be. - The Barbarian Librarian
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Descripción Hodder Children's Books. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk1444932241