How To Train Your Dragon: Book 1 Audio Cassette – Import, 12 February 2004
Mentioned in the 100 Best Children's Books Ever (Novels) ― The Daily Telegraph Published On: 2015-03-04
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 Published On: 2015-03-01
By turns hilarious and wise, it's never predictable, brilliantly illustrated and always delightful ― The Times Published On: 2013-07-20
Proper modern classics ― Sunday Express Published On: 2012-07-15
Hilarious ― guardian.co.uk Published On: 2013-04-30
A laugh out loud romp of a Viking adventure ― Observer Published On: 2011-10-23
The start of the most original series for kids in ages. Funny, clever and great for the whole family to share ― Dundee Courier Published On: 2012-07-02
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 Published On: 2004-04-15
About the Author
Cressida Cowell is the author and the illustrator of the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon book series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton.
How to Train Your Dragon has sold over 8 million books worldwide in 37 languages. It is also an award-winning DreamWorks film series, and a TV series shown on Netflix and CBBC. The first book in Cressida's new series, Wizards of Once, publishes in September 2017.
Cressida is an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency and a founder patron of the Children's Media Foundation. She has won numerous prizes for her books, including the Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize and 'Philosophy Now' magazine's 2015 'Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity'.
She grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland and she now lives in Hammersmith with her husband, three children and a dog called Pigeon.
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- Publisher : Hodder Children's Books; Unabridged edition (12 February 2004)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 1840326921
- ISBN-13 : 978-1840326925
- Reading age : 9 - 11 years
- Item Weight : 214 g
- Dimensions : 10.5 x 3.5 x 13.8 cm
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Either way, How To Train Your Dragon is a great short read, recommended for children and adults alike. The illustrations are great and one of my favourite elements of the book!