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How to Train Your Dragon: How to Be a Pirate Paperback – February 1, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
Hiccup is a bit on the small side and completely unmemorable. His small dragon, Toothless, is a cowardly hypochondriac. Together they attend the Pirate Training Program, learning about Spitting, Senseless Violence, Frightening Foreigners, Weaponry, Pointless Graffiti, and other important pirate tasks. Being the son of Stoick the Vast, Chief of the Hooligan tribe, great things are expected of Hiccup, but it looks as though Snotlout (Hiccup's arch enemy and the resident bully) has other intentions.
School is interrupted by Alvin the Poor-But-Honest-Farmer who claims to know where the fabulous treasure of Grimbeard the Ghastly is located. Hiccup doesn't trust the handsome, smiling stranger, but of course he's outvoted and everyone boards a ship and starts counting their share of the treasure before it's found.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Lessons about deceptive appearances and inner worth, for example, are given in a humorous, tongue-in-cheek manner that takes away any medicinal sting. The illustrations are a delight-- looking like the pencil sketches of a grade school boy, hunched over his paper with the tip of his tongue clenched between his teeth. The book can easily be a hit with both children and adults.
Will I be reading other books in this series? You bet! Dragons, Vikings, pirates, swordplay-- I wouldn't miss all this for the world!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These books are some of the best books I have ever read!! I love Hiccup Horrendous Haddock The Third he is one of my favourite characters in the books but I also like Fish legs and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by David
This is a great addition to the series...or so says my seven year old.Published 2 months ago by Monique
I was so excited when I found the books, How to train your Dragon, after I saw the movie. I bought the first 2 books in a book store. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gisela H. Sedlmayer, author of the Talon book series
Im not a fan of how toothless talks, he uses babyish words.. wasn't our cup of teaPublished 4 months ago by steph from cali
Bought this as a birthday present for a friend and he devoured it, loves the series so much!Published 5 months ago by Julie