Cressida Cowell - WikipediaThey have also been adapted into a popular film series by DreamWorks. The charter lays out 10 points, asserting that every child has reading rights — from having access to trained librarians and booksellers to reading for pleasure. Point number two: this magic must be made urgently available to absolutely everyone. Luckily, anyone who has read my books will know that I love a quest. A quest is idealistic: there are impossible-seeming obstacles and many people will tell you not to bother trying. A quest is also practical — in order to make progress there must be action.
Book VS Movie: How to Train Your Dragon
How to Train Your Viking, by Toothless the Dragon
He KNEW that this dragon was alive. With trembling fingers, Hiccup undid the latch, took off the lid of the basket, and peered in…. Yeah, meet How to Train Your Dragon — the smallish book with a longish list of problems. The movie How to Train Your Dragon is an adorable movie — and as far off from the plot of the book as any book-based-movie I have ever seen. This is the treatment A Wrinkle in Time needs.
The books are set in a fictional Viking world and focus on the experiences of protagonist Hiccup as he overcomes great obstacles on his journey of Becoming a Hero, the Hard Way. The first book was published in and the last one in As of , the series has sold more than seven million copies around the world. The books have subsequently been made into a franchise consisting of three films of the same name, several short stories and an animated television series all produced by DreamWorks Animation. Cowell has published twelve full novels, based around the adventures of a young Viking named Hiccup Horrendous Haddock The Third.
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Cressida Cowell born 15 April  is an English children's author, popularly known for the book series, How to Train Your Dragon , which has subsequently become an award-winning franchise as adapted for the screen by DreamWorks Animation.
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The first book was published in and the latest book in the series was published in Here is our guide to the series. Hiccup and his friend Fishlegs join a group of boys and set out to catch and train a dragon to be initiated into their clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans. Those who fail will be exiled forever. Hiccup and his dragon Toothless become the unlikely heroes of this Viking adventure. How to Be a Pirate During a lesson in sword fighting Hiccup and Fishlegs come across a coffin out at sea.
Cressida grew up in a tall townhouse in the center of London. On weekends she'd visit her grandmother in Sussex, where there was an Iron Age hill fort. The fort's huge size inspired many local stories about giants, which always fascinated her. While there, she also enjoyed exploring the oldest yew forest in Britain, where she searched for sprites and fairies. Her businessman father loved the wilderness, so every summer he'd take his family to a small, uninhabited and silent island in the Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. There was no electricity, and the family lived a hunter-gatherer lifestyle and camped in tents for two weeks while there.
On the snowy hills of the Wild Dragon Cliff during the winter, ten boys of the Viking Hairy Hooligan Tribe intend to become full members of their tribe by passing the Dragon Initiation Program headed by the warrior Gobber the Belch. Hiccup , son of the Chief Stoick the Vast and Fishlegs , Hiccup's friend, are two of the smallest boys in the group. Everyone else is big, tough and manly like Vikings should be, but Hiccup and Fishlegs are what Vikings call runts - not as strong and much skinnier than most Vikings. Gobber tells the Vikings-to-be that Hiccup is in charge to help prepare him for his future role of Chief. This causes much irritation among the other young Vikings. Gobber admits that Hiccup is useless too but still threatens the young Vikings with eating limpets for two weeks.