How to Train Your Dragon (How to Train Your Dragon #1)
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Finally, finally! I found it!
Boy, where do I start? Okay, to make things clear: I did see the movie first (it was one of Dreamworks' best ever!) but that didn't necessarily mean I had expectations for this book based on that. I did check up on it before reading it, so I was fully prepared with the knowledge that it was completely different from the movie when I started. Still, no matter how much I loved the movie, I loved this book too. The characters are likable (as story-book characters, ...more
The book is very different to the film. Both share some comical Vikings and a weedy 'hero' named Hiccup. Both contain dragons. That's about the end of the similarities. In the film the ...more
Certainly, I did. Awkward boy befriends adorable dragon. Cuteness abounds. Everyone learns t ...more
uuuuuuuuuuuuy, akkui.. kutukkaaaaa skalle bukkkuw inni. dobleh yammihi krauk-krauk hahahihi. winglesh viking kiccil kiccil, hiccup & fishleg kambrratui. snotlout & dogsbreath brengsshik hicup, tittak rammakh, tukka hiaat-hiaat, tukka keshruppan maggabuk kambrratui shanashini, guccuh.
toothles naga kiccil, tattukka shi ikanbusshuk, inni yakkih, inni dobleh dobleh yakkih. tatukka kangkang bikkhin muwwal-pushing-prut. tukka gaga allas bokkong & flip-flop. hrrap tit ...more
Just so you know: it's nothing like the movie. Except some of the names are the same.
Nope, in the book Hiccup and the boys of his village must capture a dragon and train it in order to be initiated as warriors. Hiccup captures a very tiny insignificant looking dragon who has no teeth so he calls it Toothl ...more
Such a fun children's book. Great setting, great ideas about dragons, and it's often funny and quite rugged.
Your kids might hate how different it is to the animated movies. Plus it is a children's book, so adults aren't likely to find it very deep.
'Friends' character the protagonist is most like:
Just like Ross, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is a smart but reluctant protagonist, and his pet uses him without pity.
The humour in this book is outstanding, love the creation of the world of Berk, and the way the author brings to life this hostile, alarming terrain. The characters are hilarious, their names alone had my boys laughing - and the illustrations perfectly complement the plot.
Definitely a great read for kids aged from 7 upwards.
I knew the movie and LOVED it for Toothless and his cat-like quirky appearance as well as all the great prejudices and jokes. By coincidence I then discovered the audiobook was read by none other than "Ten" aka David Tennant and HAD to try listening to it. "Try" because I usually fall asleep. ;p
I fell asleep here too (last night) so I had to backtrack and find the spot where I had stopped actively listening ... this, amongst other things, is why I don't like audiobooks too much.
The story ...more
I find that whenever I watch a movie before reading a book- like, say, Stardust- I e ...more
Knjiga ka knjiga nije losa i kada se uzme da je za mladje narastaje sasvim dovoljno je kvalitetna ali nista posebno ne iskace. Prica je interesantna, likovi su dosta jednostavni a i zmajevi su fino opisani... par njih iz ctave gomile.
Iskreno receno ovo je jedan od redjih slucajeva di je film, ai sama serija, dosta bolja od knjige na koju se bazira.
Slobodno procitajte ako ste voleli film ali ne ocekujte ...more
after the initial shock passed, which took me a couple of chapters, i enjoyed hiccup's first adventure, although the story is very introductory and without much depth. it was funny, anyway, and it reminded me slightly of Wickie, but with dragons, probably it's a viking thing.
the toothless in the book ended up being cute, but nothing like the one in the movie. the same about hiccup. fishlegs on ...more
So yeah, the book was written first, and it was awesome! Often times I find that children's books are just as good if not better than a lot of the popu ...more
Aww, I enjoyed this. A very cute and funny book. I wouldn't advise reading this with the expectation that it will be like the movie, because ... well, they're extremely different. But both are good in their own ways.
~ Full review coming soon! ~
Okay, so I'm reading this right now for numerous reasons. The main reason is that I'm
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and eighteen other boys are about to be initiated into their Viking tribe. To do that, every Viking boy must steal a dragon directly from the nest and train it to hunt for him and obey basic commands. Then, on the initiation day months later, they will prove they have what it takes to be a Viking by forcing a beast as heartless and uncooperative as a dragon to obey. It’s the Viking way.
I’ve always wondered why books for young adults ...more
I was pretty disappointed to find how different this story was to the movie but this soon changed as I got further into the story and saw it for it's own ...more
خب خیلی انیمیشن با کتاب فرق داره. خیلی.
اما خب داستان اصلی هم خوبه. اونقدر هیجان نداره. ولی خوبه.
تنها چیزی که اذیتم میکرد اسمای عجیب غریبشون بود. که البته آخرای کتاب دیگه عادت کردم
قسمت نبردها خیلی خوب توضیح داده نشده بودن و من مجبور بودم دوبار بخونم تا بفهمم
اما در مجموع کتاب خوب و جالبی بود :دی
First off, it was super quick. It took, like, 3 hours. Second, while it’s true that “Comparison is the thief of joy”, this time it wasn’t. Part of the reason I had such a fantastic time reading this is because I...more
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