Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was a truly extraordinary Viking Hero. Warrior chieftain, awesome sword-fighter and amateur naturalist, he was known throughout Vikingdom as 'the Dragon Whisperer', on account of his amazing power over these terrifying beasts.
But it wasn't always like that. In fact, in the beginning, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was the most put upon Viking you'd ever seen. Not loud enough to make himself heard at dinner with his father, Stoick the Vast; not hard enough to beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball, the number one school sport and CERTAINLY not stupid enough to go into a cave full of dragons to find a pet...
Printed on special stock with a beautifully designed jacket and added material including a new author's note. There is a special collectable feel to this book.
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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)
'... full of charm ... imaginative and bursting with inventive, off-the-wall humour, making them great stories to be read aloud.' ( Waterstones Books Quarterly)
'... inspired series ... its enchantment lies primarily in the comical, affectionate and often irritable relationship between Hiccup (the only nerd in the violent Viking Hooligan tribe) and his runty little dragon Toothless.' ( Amanda Craig, The Times)
PRAISE FOR HICCUP:
'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.'( Amanda Craig, The Times)
The story of Hiccup Haddock Horrendous III's rise to fame, through his dragon-training exploits. Printed on special stock with a beautifully designed jacket and added material including a new author's note. There is a special collectable feel to this book. Read the book that inspired the hit DreamWorks film How to Train Your Dragon.
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Descrizione libro Hodder Children's Books, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0340997176