How to Train Your Dragon


By Cressida Cowell

Read by David Tennant

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Read the New York Times bestselling book that inspired the hit movies!

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, the quiet and thoughtful son of the Chief of the Hairy Hooligans, tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan by catching and training a dragon. Can Hiccup do it without being torn limb from limb?

Join his adventures and misadventures as he finds a new way to train dragons–and becomes a hero. This action-packed, hilarious, and perfectly illustrated novel is a modern classic beloved by millions across the globe.


Thor was SERIOUSLY annoyed.
He had sent a mighty summer storm to claw
up the seas around the bleak little Isle of Berk.
A black wind was shrieking across the wild and angry
ocean. Furious thunder boomed overhead. Lightning
speared into the water.
Only a madman would think it was the kind of
weather for a pleasant sail.
But, amazingly, there was one ship being
hurled violently from wave to wave, the hungry ocean
chewing at her sides, hoping to tip her over
and swallow the souls aboard and
grind their bones into sand.


  • Praise for How to Train Your Dragon:

"Short chapters, clever slapstick, kid-pleasing character names and goofy, childlike drawings will keep even reluctant readers turning these pages--and chuckling as they go."—Publishers Weekly
  • "A narrative rich in dragon muck... genuinely fierce [and] intelligent."—Kirkus
  • "...This is a goofy and exciting tale of an underdog who proves that brains can be just as important as brawn. Kids will hoot at the ridiculous names and sympathize with Hiccup's exasperation with his truly obstinate but strangely lovable dragon. A delightful read."—School Library Journal
  • "This hilarious farce will appeal to heroic fiction fans."—Booklist
  • On Sale
    Dec 10, 2013
    Hachette Audio

    Cressida Cowell

    About the Author

    Cressida Cowell is the bestselling author of The Wizards of Once and the How to Train Your Dragon series. She grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland, where she spent her time writing stories, fishing for things to eat, and exploring the island. She now lives in Hammersmith, England, with her husband, three children, and a dog named Pigeon.

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