Breathe To Read

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Monday, October 10, 2016

2016 Challenge - Book 53 - How To Train Your Dragon

I would bet you thought I gave up on this blog.  The start of the school year has been madness, and even though I am reading regularly, I did not have time to sit and blog.  But today I have decided it is time to catch up.

Today's book I am going to review is

How To Train Your Dragon

This was under the category: A book made into an animated film

My guess is that most of you have seen this movie.  It is a favorite in our house, and the book wasn't like the movie in many aspects.  Considering it came out about 4 years before the movie, I am not surprised.  This is the story of a Viking named Hiccup.  (for reals).  He is nothing like his "Head of the Clan" father because Hiccup is scrawny and not very brave.  His job is to find a dragon to train and he finds one as scrawny as he is, and names him Toothless.  (if you have seen the movie, you would know that Toothless is anything but scrawny).  Hiccup has unusual techniques that he uses to train dragons and in the end, he and Toothless become the heroes of the story.

I liked this book.  Because I saw the movie first, it was a bit weird because it really was very little like the movie.   There were so many things that happened in the book (a large challenge among the youngest Vikings) that never happened in the movie, you really needed to view it as a completely different story.  I read this with my 9 year old son and we both enjoyed it.  I would recommend it for the 8-11 year old range.

Stars:  3 1/2

1 comment:

  1. Eric read all of these books and liked them. I haven't read them but did like the movie. Eric said there were lots of differences.