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How to speak dragonese / written and illustrated by Cressida Cowell.

By: Cowell, Cressida.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Publisher: London : Hodder Children's, 2010, c2005Description: 237 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780340999097(pbk).Subject(s): Premiers' Reading Challenge : 5-6 | Haddock, Hiccup Horrendous, III (Fictitious character) | Haddock, Hiccup Horrendous, III (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction | Vikings -- Juvenile fiction | Dragons | Vikings | Dragons -- Juvenile fiction | Humorous stories | Children's storiesDDC classification: 823.92 Summary: Climbing on to a Roman Dragon Rustling ship by mistake in your first ‘Boarding an Enemy Ship’ lesson is bad enough. But to then discover that Alvin the Treacherous is also on board proves to Hiccup he couldn’t have been more wrong, especially when he steals his copy of How to Speak Dragonese. Can Hiccup save the dragons and the day.
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Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Junior Keilor Library (DIY)
Junior Fiction J COWE Available IA1671082
Junior Sunshine Library (DIY)
Junior Fiction J COWE Available IA1671074
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Originally published: 2005.

Climbing on to a Roman Dragon Rustling ship by mistake in your first ‘Boarding an Enemy Ship’ lesson is bad enough. But to then discover that Alvin the Treacherous is also on board proves to Hiccup he couldn’t have been more wrong, especially when he steals his copy of How to Speak Dragonese. Can Hiccup save the dragons and the day.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Thirteen-year-old Rowan and 11-year-old Nina went to stay with their eccentric great-aunts in Maine after their mother was killed in The Golden Hour (which PW called "an entertaining novel"). The Hour of the Cobra by Maiya Williams, finds the two headed to Egypt to save some ancient scrolls and they accidentally change the course of events in their own time. Ages 8-12. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-The misfit hero of How to Be a Pirate (Little, Brown, 2005) returns in another Viking tall tale. Chief's son Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, his friend Fishlegs, and his cranky dragon, Toothless, get separated from their class during "Boarding-An-Enemy-Ship" practice. The peaceful fishing boat they are supposed to attack turns out to be a prowling Roman galley, crewed by some of the Empire's least-distinguished legions. The invaders are plotting to provoke war among the Viking factions by kidnapping the heirs of Hiccup's own Happy Hooligans and the Amazonian Bog-Burglar tribe. Then, while the locals are occupied, the Romans plan to make off with the entire dragon population of the islands. With the help of Bog-Burglar girl warrior Camicazi and the bumblebee-sized dragon Ziggerastica, the boys must find a way to counter the treacherous plan before they all end up facing combat to the death in the local arena. There is a lot of raucous humor and mock-heroic dialogue; ridiculous names add to the fun. The theme of brains over brawn is well defined. Warriors, Roman and Viking alike, are loud-mouthed, bullying braggarts, easy targets for clever, scrawny Hiccup. The sketchy, childlike black-and-white cartoon drawings are amusing but occasionally indistinct. Jon Scieszka's "Time Warp Trio" books (Viking), for slightly younger readers, have a sharper, more literate sense of twisted history, but the broad humor of Hiccup's misadventures will appeal to reluctant readers.-Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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