How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

How to Train Your Dragon follows the hilarious adventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III (who is often called ‘Hiccup the Useless’), the 11-year-old son of a Viking chief living on the island of Berk. Hiccup needs to pass the vital initiation test in order to become a true Viking and catch his own dragon. Upon capturing ‘Toothless’ he finds he cannot be cruel to his dragon like the other Vikings and instead shows it love and affection leading to a very unusual alliance between boy and beast.

Great fun for ages 8 plus.

Read the rest of Hiccup's exploits in the How to Train Your Dragon series in How to Be a Pirate, How to Speak Dragonese, How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse, How to Twist a Dragon's Tale, A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons, How to Ride a Dragon's Storm and How to Break a Dragon's Heart.