Any book with a main character named Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third has got to be good. Add the fact that Hiccup and the other boys in the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans must catch and train a baby dragon in order to pass the initiation test into their Viking clan, and this book has to be great.
What? How can you rush out and get your paws on a copy to read if you don’t know the title? Well, hold on to your whiskers, I’m getting there. Today’s recommendation for Operation Story Share is called How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell.
If that sounds vaguely familiar, it’s probably because it was made into a movie, also called How to Train Your Dragon. Only here’s the thing—the story of the book and the movie are completely different! I know. Crazy, huh?
So I would suggest both watching the movie and reading the book to see how they used the same general ideas and some of the same characters but came up with different plots.
And if you like Hiccup and his friends, you’re in luck. There’s a whole series of his adventures, NINE so far!
Cressida Cowell was born and still lives in London, England. She got the ideas for her Hiccup books from spending her summers on a small island off the coast of Scotland when she was a kid. If you’d like to learn more interesting facts about her and her books, click here to go to her website.