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How to Train Your Dragon: How To Cheat A Dragon's Curse

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29th June 2017

Price: £7.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780340999103

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Read the HILARIOUS books that inspired the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON films!

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a smallish Viking with a longish name. Hiccup’s father is chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe which means Hiccup is the Hope and the Heir to the Hairy Hooligan throne – but most of the time Hiccup feels like a very ordinary boy, finding it hard to be a Hero.

Hiccup’s best friend Fishlegs thinks he has a nasty cold, but Old Wrinkly has diagnosed . . . VORPENTITIS, caused by the sting of a Venomous Vorpent, which is pretty much ALWAYS FATAL!

The only antidote is the Vegetable-that-No-one-Dares-Name – the POTATO. But the only way for Hiccup to find the cure is to face Norbert the Nutjob and the terrifying Sea Dragon, the DOOMFANG.
Can Hiccup survive the quest to save his best friend – and discover how to cheat a dragon’s curse?

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.

Reviews

Julia Eccleshare, Guardian children's editor
'If you haven't discovered Hiccup yet, you're missing out on one of the greatest inventions of modern children's literature.'
Guardian
Rollicking fun with a whiff of the past.
Books for Keeps
'Outrageously funny and inventive ... a novel with huge appeal ... It's hard to beat this story for sheer entertainment and larger than life, distinctive - and differentiated characters.'
Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times
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.
Shetland Times
Jam-packed with clever jokes and humorous drawings and scenes, it is just the ticket for hours of bedtime reading
Shetland Times
Jam-packed with clever jokes and humorous drawings and scenes, it is just the ticket for hours of bedtime reading
Independent on Sunday
Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful.
Junior
Another rip-rollocking tale with crazy characters, juicy dialogue and graphic, scratchy illustrations
Junior
Another rip-rollocking tale with crazy characters, juicy dialogue and graphic, scratchy illustrations
The Times
Fiercely exciting and laugh-aloud funny
Books For Keeps
Outrageously funny and inventive, here's a novel with huge appeal...It's hard to beat this story for sheer entertainment and larger than life, distinctive - and differentiated - characters
Amanda Craig, The Times
'Fiercely exciting and laugh-aloud funny, it is as full of joy for children of 7+ who have given up reading as for those who love it.'
Books for Keeps
[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.
Sunday Herald, Glasgow
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.
Books For Keeps
Outrageously funny and inventive, here's a novel with huge appeal...It's hard to beat this story for sheer entertainment and larger than life, distinctive - and differentiated - characters
The Financial Times
... raucous and slapstick ... liberally illustrated with [Cressida Cowell's] riotous drawings, notes and maps.
The Times
Fiercely exciting and laugh-aloud funny