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How to Speak Dragonese (Hiccup) (edition 2005)

by Cressida Cowell

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Title:How to Speak Dragonese (Hiccup)
Authors:Cressida Cowell (Author)
Info:Hodder Children's Books (2005), Paperback, 240 pages
Collections:Your library, Read 2012
Rating:***1/2
Tags:junior fiction, British author, adventure, humour, Vikings, bravery, dragons, pirates, Romans

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My blog post about this book is at this link ( )
  SuziQoregon | Oct 28, 2014 |
Below is my combined review for How to Speak Dragonese and How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse, as it appeared in the December 2013 edition of AudioFile Magazine. (reprinted with permission)

--Even without the humorous artwork of the print editions, narrator David Tennant keeps the spirit of fun alive with over-the-top portrayals of the many goofy warriors in the continuing memoirs of young Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III. It's curious to hear Tennant's Scots brogue delivering the speech of Norse Vikings, and his Roman soldiers sound more like stereotypical Italian immigrants than ancient legionnaires. However, these inconsistencies will likely be missed by young fans of adventure and humor. Dragon translations, statistics, and other "factual" digressions are delineated with introductory music and a professorial tone. Transitional music separates the short chapters but is often too loud, dictating frequent volume changes. Tennant is probably best known as Doctor Who and Harry Potter's Barty Crouch, Jr. L.T. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2013]

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  shelf-employed | Jan 15, 2014 |
Book three of the How To Train Your Dragon series. It was hilarious when Alvin was accidently telling his dragon to put him in the toilet and pick his nose while trying to speak dragonese. ( )
  SebastianHagelstein | Jul 12, 2013 |
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. ( )
  shanaqui | Apr 9, 2013 |
It was kinda easy to read and was short, it was perdictable and not really forth-coming ( )
  emmamccutcheon16 | Sep 21, 2012 |
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Cressida Cowellprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doyle, GerardNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pitkänen, PeikkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tennant, DavidNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Recounts the further escapades of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he continues his Viking training during which he escapes from a boatload of Roman soldiers and searches for his kidnapped dragon.

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