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How To Train Your Dragon: 7: How to Ride a Dragon's Storm [Kindle Edition]

Cressida Cowell
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Read the books that inspired the How to Train Your Dragon films! This book will be a hit with children and adults alike.

THE STORY CONTINUES in the seventh 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. Hiccup's memoirs look back to when Hiccup was just an ordinary boy, and finding it very hard to be a Hero. Hiccup has three months, five days and six hours to discover America, get back to Berk, save his father, battle Polarserpents, AND win the annual Inter-Tribal Friendly Swimming Race. Can he do it? (Tick-tock-tick-tock-tick-tock)

How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise starring Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Riders of Berk, can be seen on CBeebies and Cartoon Network.

Read all of Hiccup's exploits in the series: 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, How to Break a Dragon's Heart, How to Steal a Dragon's Sword, How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel and How to Betray a Dragon's Hero.

Check out the brilliant website at It's the place to go for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!

Please be aware that in order to preserve the illustrations the How To Train Your Dragon eBooks are fixed-format. The size of the text cannot be adjusted but users can zoom-in on their device to see the pages in more detail.

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    I can't praise this wonderful adventure too highly - in fact, for my money, she's the NEXT BIG THING in children's literature... Read with gigantic gusto by David Tennant, and featuring some shatteringly good sound-effects, this kept us all laughing on the edge of our seats for 3 ½ hours. (Independent on Sunday)

    ... one of the most enjoyable and original children's stories I have heard in a long time ... David Tennant reads with outstanding gusto, giving full and varied wellie to the story's rich assortment of Viking and dragon characters. (The Independent)

    CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE WEEK: 'This book is great fun and has a Blackadderish sense of humour ... full of the sort of jokes that will make schoolboys snigger.' (Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times)

    A super story, inventive, ingenious, perpetually surprising. One to cherish. (Armadillo, Spring 2003)

    A wonderfully wittily written and illustrated story. (Waterstones Quarterly Magazine)

    [Cressida Cowell] puts a contemporary spin on the old brains over brawn moral and brings the story to a climax with a thrilling dragon duel. Lots for lots of different readers to enjoy. (Books for Keeps)

    ... raucous and slapstick... liberally illustrated with [Cressida Cowell's] riotous drawings, notes and maps. (The Financial Times)

    How to Train Your Dragon is a delightful narrative caper... It offers a challenging read to 11-year-olds, and rewards reading aloud, especially for those who relish an element of theatre at story time. (Lindsey Fraser, Sunday Herald, Glasgow)

    Book Description

    Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was a Viking hero - dashing, brave and ever so clever. But even Viking heroes have to begin somewhere ... UNABRIDGED recording, read by David Tennant

    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 158354 KB
    • Print Length: 273 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0316079162
    • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (12 Jun. 2014)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00KQIQM3U
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,140 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    More About the Author

    Cressida Cowell grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland.

    She was convinced that there were dragons living on this island, and has been fascinated by dragons ever since. She has a BA in English Literature from Oxford University, a BA in Graphic Design from St Martin's and an MA in Narrative Illustration from Brighton.

    Cressida loves illustrating her own work, but also loves writing books for other people to illustrate as the end result can be so unexpected and inspiring. Cressida has written and illustrated eight books in the popular Hiccup series. The unique blend of child centred humour and sublime prose made Hiccup an instant hit and the series is now published in over 30 languages.

    How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks Animation feature film and has received both Oscar and BAFTA nominations for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score.A sequel is scheduled for release in 2014 and an animated series is launching on the Cartoon Network in 2012.

    Also the author of picture books, Cressida has won the Nestle Children's Book Prize 2006 and has been shortlisted for many others. Cressida lives in Hammersmith with her husband and three children.

    Check out Cressida's Hiccup website:

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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    Format:Audio CD
    I have read this series of books to my now 14 year old when he was younger and my now 7 year old and listened to the story CDs with all of the family including an older teenager on long journeys. I have found them to be enjoyed by both boys and girls. These are engaging stories which are irreverent enough to appeal to teenagers and pre-teens alike, they have humour that works on several levels, and I have to admit I thoroughly enjoy them myself as a middle aged man. Above all they are, perhaps surprisingly, quite aspirational with the geeks and the weak winning the day over the popular and the thugs, and winning by true self-sacrificial bravery and intelligence rather than by physical strength. This is an encouraging theme in our society of celebrity where the popular and the ignorant bully so often seem to win (whatever that means). For anyone who has seen the film/movie the books & CDs are almost unrecognisably better, and although the film was enjoyable it was an extreme Hollywoodisation of the original story to the point of being pretty much a completely different story with some of the same names (i.e. not even the same characters). David Tennant does a superlative job of reading the audio books. He uses a wide range of accents including special ones for the dragons which are pretty infectious and I now make some attempt at when reading the books. The Scottish accent in many guises seems appropriate for Vikings (not entirely surprising given the real life history of Viking colonisation). To summaraise if you are going on a long journey with children 6-16 this will keep them quiet for many an hour.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars How to Ride a Dragon's Storm 2 Jan. 2011
    By Peggie
    Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
    So brilliantly done, having David Tennant read this book was a stroke of genius. You don't have to have read all of the books in the series, but if you haven't, it will make you go out and buy them! Perfect for long car journeys - though we all had to stop in the car an extra 5 minutes to finish the story. Perfect for kids (and adults) of all ages, no more suffering with naff kids' books, buy them all of the Cressida Cowell books and never be bored again!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great read for an 8 year old boy 4 Jan. 2011
    My 8 year old son LOVES this series of books and it shows in his art work. He now draws very detailed dragons with lots of different "features" that he has absorbed from the books. A great read for boys with lots of humour to keep them interested.
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    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another Hiccup classic 1 Feb. 2009
    By 1234JMT
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    Hiccup is a legend in our house and we have waited eagerly for the release of this latest book. Full of adventure, gentle rudeness and silliness, viking mayhem, dragons and serpents, the Hiccup tales are like a ride at a theme park: as soon as you finish the last page, you find yourself thinking "when can we do that again?"

    This book starts with our hero, Hiccup, having three months, five days and six hours to discover America, get back to Berk, save his father, battle Polarserpents, AND win the annual Inter-Tribal Friendly Swimming Race. Follow his mad, crazy journey with plenty of humour, more deadly dragons with a sense of speed and urgency racing along with the plot right to the very end. Fantastic stuff!

    It is very funny and full of the same style of writing, witty pace, hilarious scrapes that we have come to love in all the Hiccup Tales.
    Unlike the previous reader, we were not disappointed at all with this one. It might feel that it has all been done before and more of the same BUT in my opinion it is more of the same hilariously funny stuff and worth the read. I truly hope that the series continues to expand.
    If you are new to the series, I recommend you start with book one. Although you would enjoy reading any of them first, it is worth starting at the beginning.
    Full of the most hilarious ink illustrations, this is great fun from start to finish. As a guide, these stories seem to be perfect for a 6-9 yr old. Not just for boys either, this series has been our 7yr old daughter's favourite.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars It will go down a storm 11 Feb. 2011
    By b.lops
    Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
    My son, my husband and myself are addicted to the Hiccup books. I would like to give David Tennant, Cressida Cowell and the genius who decided to do them in audio book format a medal. The stories have everything for younger (and in my case, older) readers; adventures, boundless imagination and laughter a plenty. This one is no exception. Hiccup falls into another adventure once again and I really don't want to spoil it by telling you about it. All the favourite characters are here again. Hiccup is the lovable but unlikely hero, his sidekick fish legs is a laugh a minute and toothless is the dragon every boy would want. I can't recommend these books, in any format, enough but please, please read them in order becasue they do follow on. My son stared reading them at 6 years old and now at 12 he still can't wait for the next one. David Tennant is such a talent and an inspired choice to narrate the books. Thank you.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant - again! 4 May 2010
    We discovered Hiccup Horrendous Haddock about two years ago and have bought all the books. We cant wait for each new instalment. Each one is a stand alone masterpiece, but they also follow on and develop the characters. My boys love them read aloud (with all the voices) but have also read them over and over again to themselves. We also love the illustrations - just right! We even had Dad sneaking in at bedtime to catch up on the latest adventures and the whole family have been in fits of laughter all the way through. I have also read them to my year 3 class and they begged for more. Indeed our local bookshop complained that they'd sold out and had to order as all the children rushed out to buy them. This should be compulsory reading for all!
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