HOW TO CHEAT A DRAGON’S CURSE by Cressida Cowell

HOW TO CHEAT A DRAGON’S CURSE

The Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup the Viking
Age Range: 10 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Once again, the small and seemingly powerless triumph over the huge and hulking, when, as to prevent a horrible death, young Chieftain’s son Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III sets out in search of . . . The Vegetable That No One Dares Name. Well-populated with thuggish, aptly named adversaries like Snotface Snotlout and Norbert the Nutjob, Hiccup’s latest adventure takes him—along with his drama queen mini-dragon, Toothless, and reckless but capable companion, Camicazi, daughter of Big-Boobied Bertha—to the Island of Hysteria, and then to a confrontation with a mountainous marine dragon known as a Doomfang. Illustrated, like its three series predecessors, with both scribbly sketches and random blots of ink, this seemingly farcical outing delivers more than it promises, continuing to develop the theme that a true leader is better served by brains and a conscience than by brawn alone. (Fantasy. 10-12)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2007
ISBN: 0-316-11425-1
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2007




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