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More than just a children's book
am 10. Juni 2010
I'm already 18 years old but I have discovered that most books and movies that are actually meant for children are much more enjoyable than those for adults.
So a few weeks ago I grabbed my 11 year old brother and took him to the movies to see "How to train your dragon".
That film was so utterly amazing and heart-warming that, once I was back at home, I had to look whether there was a book the movie was based on.
And this is it.
There are few similarities between book and movie, the names are mostly the same but the story line is completely different.
And because of that I can't say which one of them is better; both of them are great and my favourites in their own way.
After reading "How to train your dragon" in a matter of two days (could barely put it down), I finished "How to be a pirate", and now I'm waiting for "How to speak dragonease".
Cressida Cowell has written a wonderful novel, set in an awe-inspiring world of Vikings and dragons and - most of all - little heroes.
It's difficult to find books that simply sweep you away into such an incredible adventure and I enjoyed every minute of it.
The lovely, child-like illustrations, the exciting plot, and the hilarious and convincing characters really touch your heart.
I found myself sitting in my room, reading aloud to myself, because that's the only way you can do it, it's just too tempting.
Books like that are meant to be written and read for others and, after I've already gotten three of my friends addicted to this series as well, I know that this will be one of the books my children will grow up with.
Because the world needs more heroes like Hiccup, Fishlegs, Toothless, Horrowcow, Stoick and Old Wrinkly (and if those wonderful names don't convince you to buy this book, then you simply don't have enough fantasy to want to feel like a child again)!