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Title:
How to speak Dragonese
ISBN:
9780316156004

9780316015783

9780316085298
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown, 2006.
Physical Description:
218 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
Number in series:
03
Summary:
Recounts the further escapades of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he continues his Viking training during which he escapes from a boatload of Roman soldiers and searches for his kidnapped dragon.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader MG 6.5 5.

Reading Counts 3-5 5.6 7.

AR 6.5 5.0.
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Summary

Summary

Don't miss a moment of the How to Train Your Dragon series, the bestselling, funny, action-packed books that inspired the hit movies!

The story begins when Hiccup, his friend Fishlegs, and his cranky dragon Toothless get separated from their class during Boarding-an-Enemy-Ship practice. They accidentally board a prowling Roman galley intent on provoking war. When they rescue a tiny nanodragon, they uncover a plot to steal every dragon on the Isle of Berk!

This is just the start to an epic adventure that will have kids laughing from start to finish, and shines with Cressida Cowell's trademark blend of action, humor, heart, and engaging illustrations.


Author Notes

Cressida Cowell was born on April 15, 1966 in London. She went to Oxford where she studied English, and at St Martin's and Brighton University where she learned illustration. Cressida also won the Nestle Children's book award. She is known for writing the Hiccup series of books. Some of her titles include: How to Train Your Dragon, How to Be a Pirate and How to Speak Dragonese. Her title How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2013. In 2014, she made the list again with her title - How to Train Your Dragon: How to Betray a Dragon's Hero.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

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) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved