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How to Train Your Dragon: Hardcover Gift Set #2

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9780316210317 Read the original bestselling series that inspired the hit movie sensation! How to Train Your Dragon chronicles the adventures and misadventures of reluctant Viking hero Hiccup and his dragon, Toothless. Join Hiccup and Toothless on their first eight adventures in How to Train Your Dragon: Hardcover Gift Set. This hardcover boxed set includes: 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; and How to Break a Dragon's Heart.

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Series Title
How to Train Your Dragon
Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Book Format
Hardcover
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
2048
Author
Cressida Cowell
ISBN-13
9780316210317
Publication Date
November, 2011
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
8.00 x 5.50 x 7.00 Inches
ISBN-10
0316210315

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Most helpful positive review
I loved this! It is a...
I loved this! It is a simple, easy to read children's book, but it's engaging, clever and funny. The hero needs to train a dragon to be part of his Viking tribe, but while his peers yell at their dragons until they do as they are told, he finds himself having to talk to his (very small and unusual) dragon more persuasively. (There is a lovely gentle analogy of parenting choices which will raise wry smiles from adult readers.) But when Great Peril appears, will Hiccup be the one who saves the day?
Most helpful negative review
What a huge disappoint...
What a huge disappointment. I bought this series for my child based on the movie. (The books are always better, right? Not in this case.)The dragon Toothless isn't even likable. I'd suggest the reading to a second grader, but with all the spelling mistakes perhaps not. The mistakes are made to look like dark age Viking spelling, I get it, but perhaps it's more fitting for an immature fifth grader? I don't know, even my child wouldn't recommend this book to anyone.
Most helpful positive review
I loved this! It is a...
I loved this! It is a simple, easy to read children's book, but it's engaging, clever and funny. The hero needs to train a dragon to be part of his Viking tribe, but while his peers yell at their dragons until they do as they are told, he finds himself having to talk to his (very small and unusual) dragon more persuasively. (There is a lovely gentle analogy of parenting choices which will raise wry smiles from adult readers.) But when Great Peril appears, will Hiccup be the one who saves the day?
Most helpful negative review
What a huge disappoint...
What a huge disappointment. I bought this series for my child based on the movie. (The books are always better, right? Not in this case.)The dragon Toothless isn't even likable. I'd suggest the reading to a second grader, but with all the spelling mistakes perhaps not. The mistakes are made to look like dark age Viking spelling, I get it, but perhaps it's more fitting for an immature fifth grader? I don't know, even my child wouldn't recommend this book to anyone.
1-5 of 72 reviews

I loved this! It is a...

I loved this! It is a simple, easy to read children's book, but it's engaging, clever and funny. The hero needs to train a dragon to be part of his Viking tribe, but while his peers yell at their dragons until they do as they are told, he finds himself having to talk to his (very small and unusual) dragon more persuasively. (There is a lovely gentle analogy of parenting choices which will raise wry smiles from adult readers.) But when Great Peril appears, will Hiccup be the one who saves the day?

The novel that inspire...

The novel that inspired a popular movie franchise is quite different from its theatrical presentation, as is often the case. In this story, Hiccup is a Viking. Not only that, he is the son of the chief of his tribe, a large and loud man named Stoick the Vast. When the book opens, Hiccup is part of a group of boys aged ten who are about to undergo their ritual passage into manhood. For the Viking tribes, that means stealing and training a baby dragon. Vikings have an antagonistic relationship with dragons. They avoid or fight the grown wild ones, but also capture many when they are still babies to use as pets and servants. All Viking boys are expected to claim their personal dragon when they are ten or face banishment from the tribe. The reader learns that Hiccup fears banishment is his inevitable fate. The novel is told from Hiccup's first person perspective, and he quickly reveals that he has not lived up to his tribe's expectations for him. He is small and scrawny, and not any good at yelling at all. He is nothing like his worthy father. Hiccup is sarcastic, observant, and clever. He faces frightening situations with resigned intention. He stands up for his friends. These traits make him likable to the reader, and unrelatable to his fellow Vikings. Nonetheless, he does manage to trap a dragon, even after giving his first one away to his friend, Fishlegs, who botches the whole adventure. Hiccup's dragon is the smallest, most ordinary dragon anyone has ever seen. Hiccup and Fishlegs manage to convince Hiccup's father that this is because it is one of a rare and most violent species of dragon, but no one else is fooled. They call his dragon Toothless, to rhyme with Hiccup the useless. Despite the negativity, Hiccup trains Toothless, but he uses a method none of the vikings approve: he talks to his dragons in Dragonese. Hiccup has long observed dragons, learned their language, and recognized their intelligence. The other vikings refuse to admit that dragons use a real language; in fact, the chief (Hiccup's father) has made it a law that no one should talk to dragons. Even with all these obstacles, everything seems like it will work out, and at least Hiccup will be able to coax Toothless to perform at the Young Heroes' Final Initiation Test and avoid banishment. When Toothless starts a fight with Snotlout's dragon in the middle of the initiation, it all falls apart. The story is intentionally funny, with ridiculous characters and an original setting. Hiccup is the outsider in his culture, which makes him ironically more accessible to the reader. One reason is that his distance from the Viking way brings him much closer to accepted modern sensibilities. In addition, we love underdog heroes. Moreover, Hiccup acts like a ten year old boy, and this book keeps a young male audience in mind, with plenty of gross humor and slapstick antics. Despite my awareness that this type of story telling is aimed at children, particularly boys, I was still amused. The reading was light, fast-paced, and funny. Within this package, more serious issues are explored, such as Hiccup's disappointment to his father, and with his father, and the superiority of wit and compassion over brute strength and blind reliance on the rules. I enjoyed this book quite a bit, more than I anticipated, and am interested in reading further in the series.

I havent seen all of ...

I haven't seen all of the movie, but I can tell the book is different, but not in a bad way. Very fun read.

David Tennant reads th...

David Tennant reads this book to you!While the dragons aren't as cute and cuddly as they are in the movies and the story is COMPLETELY different the book is still very good!

I had seen the movie a...

I had seen the movie adaptation of How To Train Your Dragon before reading this book, but honestly after experiencing both of them I feel like I saw/read two entirely different stories. If you go into this book as a fan of the movie (or vice versa) don't expect a faithful adaptation. The only constants between both are really the names of people and places! Even the physical descriptions of Toothless, etc. are quite different. I found this book much more humorous and enjoyable than the movie. The dialogue was much wittier and the story much cuter in many ways. It follows the son of the leader of the Hairy Hooligans, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, as he struggles through his training to become a full fledged member of his viking band. Part of his initiation is capturing and training a dragon, primarily to use as a hunting partner, and Hiccup has the most difficult time. Unlike the other vikings, he's thin and quick-witted and not able to do the physical feats that his peers are. He can't even get his dragon to obey him, even though he is one of the few known speakers of "Dragonese" -- the other vikings get their dragons to obey by yelling at them loudly! I loved reading about the different varieties of dragons, and even though most of the book was silly, there was still a great coherent storyline with a lot of memorable characters and events, and the ending is actually very suspenseful and exciting. There were times when the humor was very juvenile and stretched a little thin, and a person can only handle so many snot-related jokes, but in general How To Train Your Dragon is clever and fun and I'm definitely going to be reading the rest of the series.

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