Thursday, March 6, 2014

How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

THE STORY BEGINS in the first volume of Hiccup's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs...
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. 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... It's time for Hiccup to learn how to be a Hero.
 From Goodreads.

I wanted to read this as I have seen the film. In my opinion the film is better than the book but it is most likely because I saw the film before reading the book. They are very different. In the film the Viking village is constantly attacked by dragons whereas in the book they keep dragons as pets. The way to become a warrior is to steal a baby dragon from the dragon nursery and train it. The book is still cute.

This book qualifies for:
2014 Ebook challenge
2014 Quick fix Challenge (240 / 124 pages)
You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge 2014
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2014 

1 comment:

  1. There's a book for this movie? I love the movie. Now I must find and read the book. Thanks for sharing.