How to Speak Dragonese (How to Train Your Dragon Series #3)

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The rollicking sequel to "How to Train Your Dragon" and "How to Be a Pirate" offers a fast-paced plot, slapstick humor, witty dialogue, and imaginative black-and-white illustrations to enhance an exciting tale featuring Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III.

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The rollicking sequel to "How to Train Your Dragon" and "How to Be a Pirate" offers a fast-paced plot, slapstick humor, witty dialogue, and imaginative black-and-white illustrations to enhance an exciting tale featuring Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III.

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Publishers Weekly
Thirteen-year-old Rowan and 11-year-old Nina went to stay with their eccentric great-aunts in Maine after their mother was killed in The Golden Hour (which PW called "an entertaining novel"). The Hour of the Cobra by Maiya Williams, finds the two headed to Egypt to save some ancient scrolls and they accidentally change the course of events in their own time. Ages 8-12. (May) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Gr 3-5-The misfit hero of How to Be a Pirate (Little, Brown, 2005) returns in another Viking tall tale. Chief's son Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, his friend Fishlegs, and his cranky dragon, Toothless, get separated from their class during "Boarding-An-Enemy-Ship" practice. The peaceful fishing boat they are supposed to attack turns out to be a prowling Roman galley, crewed by some of the Empire's least-distinguished legions. The invaders are plotting to provoke war among the Viking factions by kidnapping the heirs of Hiccup's own Happy Hooligans and the Amazonian Bog-Burglar tribe. Then, while the locals are occupied, the Romans plan to make off with the entire dragon population of the islands. With the help of Bog-Burglar girl warrior Camicazi and the bumblebee-sized dragon Ziggerastica, the boys must find a way to counter the treacherous plan before they all end up facing combat to the death in the local arena. There is a lot of raucous humor and mock-heroic dialogue; ridiculous names add to the fun. The theme of brains over brawn is well defined. Warriors, Roman and Viking alike, are loud-mouthed, bullying braggarts, easy targets for clever, scrawny Hiccup. The sketchy, childlike black-and-white cartoon drawings are amusing but occasionally indistinct. Jon Scieszka's "Time Warp Trio" books (Viking), for slightly younger readers, have a sharper, more literate sense of twisted history, but the broad humor of Hiccup's misadventures will appeal to reluctant readers.-Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340999097
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Division
  • Publication date: 2/21/2010
  • Series: How to Train Your Dragon Series , #3
  • Pages: 256
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 7.76 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Cressida Cowell is the good-friend and confidante of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Viking warrior and hero of The Heroic Misadventures. When she is not visiting with Hiccup to document his latest memoir, she lives in the UK. She is also the author of The Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown, What Shall We Do With the Boo Hoo Baby? and numerous other picture books.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2008

    one of hiccups most heroic adventure yet

    one of hiccups most herioc adventure yet

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2007

    Hilarious!

    My son loves the books in the Hiccup series. He needs to read at least 20 minutes a day for his school homework, but when it comes to reading these books, I have to 'make' him stop reading so he has time to finish the rest of his homework. I have also read the Hiccup books and I find them all not only funny but a fun read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2007

    wow

    I would rate this book an 8 out of 10 because its hilarious and very fast paced and interesting. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a good read. I think anyone who needs a good laugh should read this book. The author has great talent, amazing descriptive skill and a sense of humor. It was an amazing book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2006

    Awsome!!

    this is the best book! everyone should read it. learning gragonese from this book is easy

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

    good book

    i would say that this book is a book that never gets olf:)

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