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Toothless has been captured, the nanodragon is about to be gobbled and sharkworms are on the loose. Once again we are relying on Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III to be a hero....

Title : How to Speak Dragonese
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ISBN : 9780340893043
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Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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How to Speak Dragonese Reviews

  • Chester Dean
    2019-05-12 16:31

    Como ya dije, continuamos viendo el proceso de Hipo de niño enclenque sin nada especial hacia su futuro como un héroe vikingo. Narrado por el Hipo del presente, pero como si fuera en tercera persona, ahora nos cuenta de cómo parte del entrenamiento era secuestrar una embarcación, pero en el proceso y después de casi hundirse en su desvencijado barquito, Hipo y su mejor amigo Petapez abordan por error un barco Romano (los cuales son los peores enemigos de los vikingos) y éstos terminan secuestrando a Desdentado, el diminuto Dragón de Hipo.Así que la aventura será salvar a Desdentado, y en el proceso conocen a Camicazi, una Cagacaco que opina que un buen gamberro es un gamberro muerto. Y juntos se enteran que el plan de los Romanos es poner a los gamberros en contra de los cagacacos para así crear una guerra y se destruyan entre ambos. Así que se unen para salir del encierro y salvar a sus tribus de una confusión que podría ser mortal.El libro me gustó muchísimo más que el anterior, como que sucedieron cosas que me interesaron más, y me gusta mucho la forma en la que escribe la autora, ya que es directa, graciosa y bastante sarcástica. Así que hasta como adulto se disfruta mucho leyendo éstos libros. Además de que tienen unas ilustraciones toscas e infantiles que le dan un toque perfecto tanto a la edición del libro como a la historia. Éste es ya el último libro que tengo de la saga, pero en realidad son muchísimos, no terminé de contar cuántos, pero realmente son muchísimos. Así que si sus hijos o hermanitos se deciden por adentrarse en el mundo de los vikingos gamberros, de dragones y de héroes poco convencionales, tendrán historia para el rato. Y yo la recomiendo muchísimo. La reseña ésta vez será un poco más corta de lo normal, porque es la tercera reseña que hago sobre la saga, y siento que sería muy repetitivo contarles sobre los personajes o del estilo del libro. Y pues de la historia, nunca me ha gustado revelar demasiados detalles que arruinen la sorpresa de leerlo para ustedes. Así que espero que con ésta corta reseña mi idea sobre el libro haya sido clara y que lo recomiendo muchísimo.

  • Sara Saif
    2019-05-25 12:24

    ---The books are starting to seem a bit repetitive. Hiccup and Fishlegs get bullied in the beginning, manage to mess up their lessons and land somewhere completely different, encounter something/someone, get back but nobody believes them then save the day/themselves.---It still made me LOL a lot so there's that.---We meet Astrid's book counterpart called "Camicazi". Instead of the Hairy Hooligans, she belongs to the Bog-Burglar tribe of women and is their heir. She is tiny but ferocious.---The Vikings clash with Romans. Hilarity ensues.---Alvin the Treacherous returns.---The Dragonese bits were my favorite. They were really, really funny.ENGLISH-----------DRAGONESE laugh-------------(do di chuckli ha-has)legs hurting------------(ow-indi-tootsies)kiss--------------(swappa da yucki lip-juice)night---------------(zuzztime)no problem--------------(easipeasilemonsqueezi)to lose your temper------------(do di screemiberserkers)wind----------------(thorpuff)bite someone on the bottom------------(yum-yum on di bum)farts--------------------(buttok-thunder)enemies---------------(piss people)human beings------------(da wingless land prisoners no-brainers)

  • Nikki
    2019-04-27 08:30

    This series remains quirky and fun, a good break from doing reading for my dissertation. Hiccup and Toothless are the perfect characters to root for: underdogs who nevertheless come out on top. Still, there isn't much by way of character development and so on, so older readers might start to find themselves a little bored. I think I'll give it a good long break before I read another one, since they are charming and fun -- just very definitely aimed at kids.

  • Yasamin Seifaee
    2019-05-09 15:24

    actual rating: 2.5EN:it was a fun read, but it wasn't something special :/i liked the 2nd betterand this is the last book that i've read in this series.FA: خبببب. کتاب فانی بود. ولی چیز خاصی نداشت این قسمت. نا امید شدم اصن :/کتاب دوم رو بیشتر دوست داشتمو این آخرین کتابیه که از این مجموعه میخونم. دیگه ادامه ش نمیدم

  • Joey Woolfardis
    2019-05-11 14:49

    It's only been about a week since I read this, but I cannot remember much of it. I have tried reading four books of the How to Train Your Dragon series, but sadly we are not compatible. I prefer my fiction to be even vaguely historically accurate: you may think that defeats the point of it being fiction but I disagree rather strongly.The books are relatively harmless, I suppose, though the genders stereotypes are rather a bore until Kamakaze turns up. She should have far more page time than any of the stupid Vikings. I think the fact that Vikings never wore horny helmets is getting to me more than it should.There is attempted humour but I find it incredibly lacking. There are funnier children's books out there that have more charm than this, more adventure and better characters in general. Also, is anyone just utterly disappointed with Toothless and find him annoying to the point of wanting the wee little shite to just die? Just me?

  • Zaz
    2019-05-19 08:28

    A good volume, light in adventure but full of hungry Romans and dangerous dragons. And there's finally a girl!Hiccup continues his training and, as usual, everything doesn't go well. While trying to board an harmless ship with Fishlegs and their two useless dragons, they end in front of a small Roman army.The previous volume was disappointing, so I was pleased to enjoy this one a lot more. A few things happened but as usual Hiccup had some smart ideas, helping to save the day. There were several new species of dragons in the spotlight, which was nice and, more entertaining, there was a girl (a nasty little strong one!). I liked how Hiccup used his language skills, the humor when someone else tried to speak dragonese (without success), the evolution of the relationship between the boy and his father and the nice change of scenery with the Romans (a romanced one of course).

  • Ana Paula Lelis
    2019-05-09 16:29

    It was such a fun reading. Especially because while I was reading the book I was listening the audiobook with David Tennant's(Killgrave/Doctor Who) voice! He is an incredible actor and I loved the way he changed his voices with so many characters, it was the perfect sound for his story! I recommend for you to listen this story through his voice.

  • Deborah Pickstone
    2019-05-10 10:30

    I made the scurrilous comment that the first of these was for overly young children - however, they have entertained me and I am still reading them! I particularly like Toothless and Stoick the Vast :)

  • Amanda
    2019-05-12 08:41

    I was expecting more from these books. I was expecting Harry Potter or Percy Jackson caliber. I had watched the movies first and I'm sorry to say, at least so far, I think the movies are much better. I'm going to continue with the series though, so maybe this opinion will change.

  • Patryx
    2019-05-21 14:23

    Ho voluto comprare questo libro perché questa serie ha ispirato “Dragon Trainer”, un film di animazione della Dreamworks tra i miei preferiti (anche se devo precisare che a me piacciono quasi tutti i prodotti Dreamworks, sono tutti i miei preferiti!). Il libro ovviamente non c’entra quasi nulla con il film. Il protagonista conserva il suo nome per esteso ed è sempre Topicco; ci sono i draghi (molto diversi rispetto ai loro fratelli animati), ci sono Skaracchio e Stoick. La lettura è certamente piacevole e se volete regalare un libro a un bambino di 7/9 anni questo libro è veramente un bel regalo. Non è da disdegnare neanche per quei “grandi” che continuano ad amare la letteratura per l’infanzia. Non bisogna però aspettarsi più di quello che è, cioè un libro per bambini. Il film della Dreamworks è un’altra storia, e quello lo consiglio vivamente a tutti, grandi e bambini.

  • Hope
    2019-05-20 10:33

    "However small we are, we should always fight for what we believe to be right. And I don't mean fight with the power of our fists or the power of our swords. That has always been the problem with us Vikings. I mean the power of our brains and our thoughts and our dreams."This book has a really good message, and the other ones have had the same. Hiccup lives in a world where you can only gain respect by being strong and uber masculine, but his other qualities are what saves him and the others constantly. I like the way this book shows this message, and how the Vikings slowly understand and listen to Hiccup. I also love how his relationship with Toothless has developed through these first few books. It felt really natural and heartwarming.

  • An Odd1
    2019-05-21 11:45

    "How to speak Dragonese" (How#3) by Cressida Cowell is the 2* journal vocab translations and dragon descriptions, kept by Hiccup, 11, scrawny freckled red-haired son, of the Hairy Hooligan tribe chief, on the Isle of Berk with "28 words for rain" p76. Half is torn away by the Thin Prefect, formerly Alvin the Treacherous Outcast leader, now advisor to the Fat Consul, when Hiccup, his tiny annoying green dragon "Useless" Toothless, and pal Fishlegs "daddy longlegs with asthma and a squint" p19 argue with 10 other student lads, especially boastful oaf Snoutlout, and end up on a Roman ship during Gobber the Belch's lesson, "Boarding an enemy ship". Their souvenir proof is a Roman helmet instead of a Peaceable fisherman cap. Website http://www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.comCons: Amid more annoying arguments (demote 1*) Ziggerastica, "Living God, Most High and Mighty Ruler of the Nano Empire, Despot of the Northern Grasses, Great Sourge of the Bracken Dwellers" p93 promises to save the weak duo in the future, as thanks for his own rescue. Stoick the Vast is unconvinced that Hiccup correctly overheard Romans plot to also kidnap the daughter of Big-Boobied Bertha, head of female Viking Bog-Burglar clan. The centurions in disguises will cause the clans to mistakenly blame each other. Deduct 1* because imprisoned Hiccup waits whining for his misled father, and criticizes plans of Master Escaper heir petite tangle-blonde Camicazi.Pro: Add 1* for closing paraquote "However small we are, we should always fight for what we believe to be right, not with fists or swords, but brains, thoughts, and dreams. However small, quiet, and unimportant our fighting may look, together we may break out of the prisons of our own making" p235. The winning plan depends on "numberless armies" of microscopic nanodragons. I like moral, not arguing, whining. 3-1-1+1=2*

  • Sophia
    2019-05-10 15:39

    This novel was different in that it focused not just on Viking customs but Roman ones as well. I enjoyed the different characters and how our hero interacted with them. The story line flowed well and it came to a nice full circle at the end which I liked. I am really enjoying the epilogues that old Hiccup writes, it makes me feel more connected with his character. Also at the end of the book there is always a slight tease to what happens in the next book and this tease has made me very excited to read the next novel. Overall, a good continuation to the story of How to Train Your Dragon.

  • Scott
    2019-05-23 14:49

    #36 - When in the car my charge and I have been listening to the 12-book series by the author of How To Train Your Dragon.The audiobooks are read by the wonderful David Tennant of Dr. Who fans. If there's any problem with the books it's that they are too funny and we sometimes have to pause and rewind a few seconds. Very clever and creative#36 = How to Speak Dragonese #37 = How to Cheat A Dragon's Curseboth by Cressida Cowell

  • Veronica Tomasiello
    2019-05-21 09:39

    Actual rating: 3.5/5

  • Zulfiya
    2019-05-20 10:32

    What a true thirst-quenching joy this series is! I wonder how I have missed it and only accidentally discovered it less than a month ago.

  • Sam
    2019-04-27 10:38

    Já tuhle sérii prostě zbožňuju!

  • Adriana
    2019-04-26 11:29

    Brilliant. Just brilliant.

  • Asriani
    2019-05-11 09:28

    Di tengah laut, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III dan teman-teman sekelasnya mengikuti Program Pelatihan Bajak Laut dengan pelajaran terbaru dari Gobber. Mereka berlatih mendarat di perahu musuh. Perahu musuh yang dimaksud adalah perahu nelayan dari Negeri Damai. Tugas mereka adalah menakuti para nelayan dan mencuri sebuah helm mereka sebagai bukti mereka telah menyelesaikan latihan tersebut.Di atas Hopeful Puffin, Hiccup bersama Fishlegs dan kedua naga meraka yang sedang tidur berjuang untuk menyelesaikan tugas yang diberikan Gobber. Perahu yang dibuat Hiccup sangatlah menyedihkan. Setiap beberapa menit mereka harus mengeluarkan air yang masuk melalui lubang dari badan perahu. Tidak berhenti disitu, mereka juga harus berhati hati agar tidak bertemu dengan Naga Hiu Cacing, salah satu jenis naga predator yang terkenal sangat berbahaya.Setelah berusaha mati-matian dalam kabut yang tebal, akhirnya Fishlegs yakin bahwa mereka telah menemukan perahu para nelayan Negeri Damai, dengan cepat ia segera melemparkan jangkar yang dengan sempurna menjangkau pinggiran kapal. Sayangnya bukannya kapal para nelayan yang penakut yang mereka dapati melainkan Kapal Romawi yang sangat besar. Tak hanya itu, kapal itu dilengkapi dengan ratusan orang serdadu. Untunglah saat itu hanya Fishlegs yang tertangkap tangan. Hiccup sendiri berusaha bersembunyi sambil melihat keadaan sekeliling. Dari hasil pengamatannya, ternyata petinggi bangsa Romawi mempunyai rencana untuk mengadu domba antara Bangsa Hooligan dan Bog-Burglar. Semua itu dimaksudkan untuk mendapatkan semua naga yang ada. Petinggi romawi itu ternyata sangat gemar menyantap daging Naga.Walaupun separuh buku How To Speak Dragoneseyang ditulisnya dan Toothless, naga miliknya, ditawan oleh pasukan Romawi, untunglah Hiccup bisa menyelamatkan Fishlegs dan sebuah naga Nano bernama Ziggerastica. Sayangnya tak satu pun yang mempercayai cerita Hiccup tentang rencana bangsa Romawi yang diketahuinya. Termasuk ayahnya sendiri. Tak ada satupun tindakan yang diambil oleh ayahnya sebagai kepala suku bangsa Hooligan. Sampai akhirnya orang Romawi datang dan menyamar sebagai utusan dari bangsa Bog-Burglar. Dengan mudah fishlegs dan Hiccup mengenali mereka namun tidak demikian dengan Gobber dan teman teman sekelasnya. Bukan kebetulan Fishlegs dan Hiccuplah yang merea tawan.Dengan mudah, kedua anak itu dibawa ke benteng Seram milik bangsa Romawi. Di maras besar pasukan romawi inilah, Hiccup mengetahui bahwa orang romawi yang memiliki kedudukan sebagai prefek itu taklain adala Alvin, pria licik yang pernah ditemuinya beberapa bulan yang lalu (baca : How to be a Puirate). Di tempat ini pula ia dipertemukan kembali dengan Toothless. Mereka dikurung bersama Camicazi, ahli waris takhta Suku Bog-Burglars. Walau sempat berselisih, akhirnya mereka sepakat untuk bersama sama mencari jalan keluar. Camicazi sangat optimis dapat melarikan dari benteng yang dijaga dengan ketat ini, sayangnya setiap usahanya untuk kabur tak membuahkan hasil.Mau tak mau Hiccup harus berpikir keras untuk meninggalkan tempat menyeramkan ini. Terlebih ketika tahu bahwa dirinya akan diikutsertakan dalam Saturn Saturday- Sabtu Saturnus. Hari itu, akan diadakan pertandingan antara gladiator. Ditengah kegalauannya Hiccup teringat Ziggerastica, naga Nano yang berjanji akan membantunya. Rencana pun disusun dengan matang. Sampai hari Saturday Saturn tiba. Di luar perkiraan, lawan mereka saat itu adalah kumpulan predator yang sangat berbahaya dan selalu meraka hindari, Naga Hiu Cacing. Untuk bisa lolos dari benteng Seram itu, mereka harus mengalahkan kumpulan naga yang tak hanya gesit di air. Rencana untuk lolos dari Bentang Seram berubah menjadi rencan untuk bertahan hidup.***Akhirnya tuntas juga buku ini. Padahal dah aku incar sejak tahun 2006 silam. Dari ketiga buku Hiccup yang sudah terbit ini buku yang menurutku paling lucu. Tak lain karena bahasa naga yang kalau dilihat secara seksama ternyata ga jauh dari arti aslinya. Pas baca list bahasa naga yang ditulis ma Hiccup saya sempat tertawa lepas. Sampai lembaran buku ini selesai saya semakin penasaran bagaimana bahasa naga versi English-nya. Yang jelas salut deh ma Penerjemahnya. Toothless, naga kecil pemalas dan selalu dalam keadaan lapar, di seri ketiga ini tetap menggemaskan. Terutama saat dirinya tengah bertengkar dengan dengan Hiccup. Jadi pengen kucubit saking gemasnya. Tepatnya sih dipites. Hehehehe…pasti seru membaca petualangan Hiccup yang terbaru. Ada nggak ya?

  • Isla
    2019-05-24 08:38

    I love dragons!

  • René Herrera
    2019-05-16 11:33

    Cómo hablar dragonés es el tercer libro de la enorme saga Cómo entrenar a tu dragón de Cressida Cowell, fue publicado originalmente en 2005, y en México este año gracias a la editorial SM.La historia sigue a Hipo Horrendo Abadejo III, un pequeño vikingo quien todos dicen es muy torpe, débil y miedoso. Lo que no saben es que está en camino a convertirse en un impresionante espadachín con el poder de hablar con los dragones y ser uno de los más grandes héroes vikingos que existió. Pero cómo es que llegó a serlo, bueno, para saberlo debes conocer primero su infancia en la Isla Berk, a sus amigos Patapez y su dragón Vacahorrible, a Camicazi y sobre todo su amistad con un pequeño dragón llamado Chimuelo que siempre está a su lado, acompañándolo en sus aventuras.Hipo es un vikingo, que aún no ha cumplido los doce años, y que a diferencia del resto, no logra ser un verdadero vikingo porque es muy delgado y pequeño. En la escuela no puede pasar sus materias como asustar a extranjeros, ni siquiera puede insultar, algo importante entre vikingos, no le gusta eructar como todo buen vikingo que se respete y es malo para abordar un barco enemigo. En fin, lo único para lo que Hipo es bueno es para luchar con una espada y hablar con dragones.En este tercer libro, Chimuelo es secuestrado por los romanos -enemigos de los vikingos- cuando Hipo aborda por error un barco suyo junto a Patapez, su inseparable amigo. Hipo al ser un gran conocedor de lenguas como el latín y el francés, además del dragonés, hará uso de estas para salvar a su dragón, a sus amigos y su propia vida. Juntos descubrirán un siniestro plan de los romanos para hacer que los Cagacacos, enemigos de toda la vida de los Gamberros entren en guerra. Solo juntos podrán rescatar a Chimuelo, vencer a los romanos e impedir una guerra contra los Cagacacos.Al inicio del libro viene un mapa del Archipiélago Barbárico, algo que me fue de mucha ayuda para poder ubicarme en donde se desarrollaba la trama, ya que Hipo va de un lugar a otro durante el libro.El libro es rápido de leer, los capítulos son cortos por lo que lo terminas de una sentada. Me gustó que tenga ilustraciones de algunas escenas dibujadas todas a mano, y también hay una guía sobre los diferentes dragones que Hipo conoce durante el libro, como los nanodragones, los dragontiburones, culebras eléctricas y muchos más. Además, incluye un vocabulario de palabras para hablar dragonés, que me gustó mucho.Me ha encantado leer este libro porque utiliza un lenguaje sencillo y cuidado, como resultado tenemos una lectura que se entiende fácil y muy amena.

  • Katherine
    2019-04-30 11:24

    Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is one of my favourite character's in this series! He's an unlikely hero who is one his way to being one. I always feel sorry for Hiccup and I'm always rooting for him and I love to read about his out-of-the-box ideas that are heavily influenced by his imagination, and I like to see how his plans will work out in the end. Hiccup shines when he's stuck in a dangerous situations and has to find away out for himself, family and his friends. He is able to understand and can speak Dragonese, the language of the dragons which is so cool. I do love that his dad, Stoick, shows his real feeling towards his son when it really counts - you know that he loves Hiccup very much even if he finds it difficult to express his 'softer' side.I enjoy that all the characters are unique and by just reading the dialogue you would know who is talking just by how the person speaks as well as how they structure their sentences. I love Toothless's stutter/lisp its so cute and an unique character trait/personality quirk. He's a green Common/Garden Dragon hunting-dragon. I love Toothless's back talk and sass as well as his laziness - oh you Toothless you can fly, your wings aren't that heavy you lazy bones. I do love that the only person he will shed his laziness and fear is for Hiccup. Fishlegs is such a sensible, rationale and such a sassy character. He is Hiccup's best friend and he supports his friends until the end even if he believes they are crazy or its not going to work - but he does it anyway. He is seen as a wimp like Hiccup, but he has shown himself to be quite cunning when he needs to be as well as fearless when he can pull his wits together. And his 'barbarian rage' is awesome and I like it when he stands up to the bully's for his friend. And here comes Camicazi, the best character ever as well as a true pirate in the flesh! I love he energy and her fast talking as she fights with extreme enthusiasm! Camicazi is a chatty, fierce and an amazing and fun sword fighter from the tribe of female warriors known as the Bog-Burglars. She's very skilled at escaping and burglary. She rushes into dangerous situation without thinking, even more when it comes to her family and friends. Camicazi is always brave and cheerful. I love her personality and fearlessness as well as her 'come at me if you think your hard enough, I'll take you with one hand behind my back', and she would and win!!! It never a good thing to be kidnapped but its worse to be kidnapped by the Romans who has teamed up with Alvin. So its time to escape!! :D

  • Greta is Erikasbuddy
    2019-05-08 16:48

    WOW! This book was awesome!!Now kids... the reason I put a SPOILER ALERT on this review is because I just must must must compare it to the movie. I know this is the 3rd book in the series... but you know ;) I saw differences.First off.... Toothless in the book is a tiny green dragon that fits inside Hiccup's shirt pocket, is known a a garden or common dragon, and really is toothless :)In the movie .... Toothess is a black dragon, can't fit inside your pocket, is known as a night fury, has a hurt tail that he does not like to be touched (oh yeah... I noticed lolz), and does have teeth (but they only come down when he wants them to)Hiccup on the other hand is just like he is in the movie but he has learned the secret language of the dragons. He knows how to speak -- wait for it --- dragonese. He;s like the Ceasar Millan of Dragons.Oh wait!! One thing that Hiccup doesn't have in the book that he has in the movie is a prosthetic leg. I was mighty curious about that. My son is an amputtee and I really thought it was soooo awesome the way they ended the movie. Oh wells... either way... I am mighty pleased with them both ;) (Book and movie) I mean it's not like they went all My Sister's Keeper on the characters . (Kids... any of you read the book then watched the movie? I seriously got my money back lolz! I kid you not)In this book I learned such words as Burp, Fart, Poo, Bite someone's finger, have a tantrum, and loads more of useful words that could help me in any dragon situationHere's some Dragonese:crappa cack cack - POOyum-yum on di bum - TO BITE SOMEONE ON THE BOTTOMmunchy-holder - TABLEdo di wobbly screamers- TO HAVE A TANTRUMpiss-people - ENEMY (hahs! I thought that was funny)Me eaty di miaowlaI want to eat the catThe humor in this book is sooo perfect for a boy! I can seriously see any boy from the age of 5 to 14 adoring this book. But just warn them that Toothless is a bit different.OH! And the illustrations in this book are fabulous!! Sure they look like a 12 year old drew them (you can even see pencil erasings) but that's what makes them so wonderful because you are supposed to believe that Hiccup drew them. I loved them!!All and all... this may not be as good as Captain Underpants but it sure is a great weekend read and I'm ever so happy they made a movie about it.Team Toothless!!

  • The Flooze
    2019-05-24 16:41

    These books are extremely entertaining. There’s appeal here for both kids and adults alike. Children will be fascinated by Hiccup’s exploits: his Viking training sessions, his interactions with dragons of all shapes and sizes, his marvelous ability to outsmart smarmy characters. Adults will enjoy these aspects, too, but may be even more impressed with the emphasis on brains vs. brawn, Hiccup’s determination to be his own person, and the main characters’ willingness to work as a team when it matters. Add to all of these qualities a healthy dose of easy humor and Cowell’s series is excellent so far. How to Speak Dragonese ends with a charming epilogue from the point of view of the present-day Hiccup. This may have been my favorite part of the book, though I’m not sure how it will go over with the kiddies since it’s more adult in tone. It’s a moment of reflection and summary that reminds us of the important things:"However small we are, we should always fight for what we believe to be right. And I don’t mean fight with the power of our fists or the power of our swords…I mean the power of our brains and our thoughts and our dreams.And as small and quiet and unimportant as our fighting may look, perhaps we might all work together…and break out of the prisons of our own making. Perhaps we might be able to keep this fierce and beautiful world of ours as free for all of us as it seemed to be on that blue afternoon of my childhood."

  • Michelle
    2019-05-23 08:22

    Oct 19, 2010: I am not holding out much hope. This will likely be the very last How to Train Your Dragon book to enter my home. I am only reading it because someone I love has asked me to read books 1 through 3. Almost done.Nov 13, 2010 update: I have finished this awful book. I do not understand how it has been given so many stars by so many people. The only chapter that reveals potential writing talent is the final one. The author also included a shock factor that young boys will likely think hilarious but parents need to think twice about. Why else name a character, "Big-Boobied Bertha?" I mean, the woman also has a big beard. Why not name her Big-Bearded Bertha? The kids would still get a kick out of the name and the line between appropriate and inappropriate would not have been crossed. A line from the book, "These bosoms have killed before and they will kill again," was prophetic. These bosoms and their story have killed my desire to read any further in this series or to have my child journey forth on their pages either.

  • Hippo dari Hongkong
    2019-05-16 08:25

    Another bag of laugh from Hiccup’s adventuresThese nutzos from Hairy Hooligans Tribe keep me laughing all the time.10 anak bangsa Viking yang masuk dalam Program Pelatihan Bajak Laut. Pelajaran pertama adalah berlatih mendarat di perahu musuh pada target yang mudah, alias ngebajak perahu nelayan. Karena satu dan lain hal Hiccup dengan naganya yang bandel, Toothles dan sahabatnya Fishlegs dengan naganya yang doyan molor, Horrorcrow malah mendaratkan perahu mereka dan mencoba membajak sebuah kapal perang Romawi. Hahaha... Bonyok dah, tetapi mereka jadi mengetahui "Rencana Busuk tapi Cerdas" milik Bangsa Romawi. Seperti halnya bangsa Galia (Asterix) ternyata Bangsa Viking juga bermusuhan dengan bangsa Romawi. Apakah rencana busuk itu?Baca aja lah, dijamin ketawa-ketiwi.. Apalagi kalo liat ilustrasinya yang anak TK bangeeeet. Hahaha.Tittak krauk-krauk allas bokkong, tittak bolle krauk-krauk shi miaw-miawByur-byur di pattpatt, Muah-muah yakkih! (bahasa naga tuh!) Hehehe...

  • Claire
    2019-04-24 14:31

    The next book of Hiccup's adventures (a bday present from Jon). As always a really fun read! Poor old Hiccup. In this one he is kidnapped by the Romans and has to try and escape (along with Fishlegs and new character Camicaze, from a rival tribe). A bit of mild peril but again lots of laugh out loud bits, and I still love the drawings! Adorable <3 Can't wait to read the next one! Only downside is that my copy has a very exciting ":O in the next book..." that someone in the confusion was stung by the Venomous Vorpent "and, as everybody knows, the sting of the Venomous Vorpent is absolutely always fatal... Which of our Heroes was unlucky enough to be stung? Look out for the next volume of Hiccup's memoirs..." and the next few pages advertise the previous two books and the next one in the series (How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse)... and reveals the plot and who was stung. OH OK THANKS FOR RUINING THE SUSPENSE. ._.

  • Catherine Austen
    2019-04-27 14:32

    I read this with my 8-year-old son and right away ordered all the other Hiccup books from the library. The characters are likeable, the situations are funny, the stories are exciting, and the illustrations are fun. Maybe this one is my fave of the series because we read it first, or maybe it's genuinely the best. Either way, the Hiccup books are great fun for adventure-loving kids. They're geared to 8-10-year-olds, who can read them alone, but they're fun to read aloud, too. The language is very chatty ("really quite"s unfortunately abound) and it's easy to grow attached to the characters. The movie, How to Train Your Dragon, was very sweet but had little to do with the book, other than the character of Hiccup, the hero. I'm glad that its success has brought more readers to the series.

  • Palsay
    2019-05-10 16:23

    Sejak melihat pertama kali review tentang Hiccup ini gw dah kebelet pengin banget baca buku serial Hiccup ini. Akhirnya saat menginap di Radal berkesempatan juga merampok buku yang satu ini...horeee....ceritanya kocak banget...jaman naga-naga masih ada di muka bumi, tapi hanya Hiccup yang bisa bahasa naga bahkan membuat buku tentang bahasa naga...hebat yah si Hiccup ini.dengan latar belakang bangsa Viking yang keras, jorok dan barbar, ditambah kemesraan aneh antara Hiccup dan Toothless,naganya yang belagu, plus ilustrasi yang seru, menurut gw buku ini layak direkomendasikan sebagai bacaan bagi yang ingin belajar bahasa naga secara santai..hehehehe...asli, pingin baca Hiccup yang lainnya...

  • Fezan Sipia
    2019-05-11 16:20

    The accidental heroes, the misfit vikings Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and his lazy good-for-nothing dragon toothless are back with a new adventure. This time they are kidnapped by Romans who have a very cunning plan of three lines to conquer the Vikings.*****Absolute blast, a boost to both mind and spirit, this part has new adventures with some new very interesting characters which leave a distinct imprint in the memory. Out of which Camicazi is the most prominent one. Heir to the bog-burglar tribe, daughter of big-boobied bertha, Camicazi is a unusually small girl with a very feisty and flippant attitude. Another noticeable character is the tiny weeny dragon ziggerastic. The story ends with a note of high morale unexpected in such a silly story and a sting (literally).