Viewpoint|I Had a Gloriously Wild Youth. That’s Why I Wrote ‘How to Train Your Dragon.’ – The New York City Times

On other holidays, strolling unaccompanied on my bike near my granny’s house in the English countryside, I used to use the top of an Iron Age hill fort called the “Trundle.” The view was extraordinary– I might see for miles and miles– and I had a strong feeling of what J.R.R. Tolkien called “the heart-racking […]

Opinion | I Had a Gloriously Wild Childhood. That’s Why I Wrote ‘How to Train Your Dragon.’ – The New York Times

On other holidays, roaming unaccompanied on my bicycle near my grandmother’s house in the English countryside, I used to play on the top of an Iron Age hill fort called the “Trundle.” The view was extraordinary — I could see for miles and miles — and I had a strong feeling of what J.R.R. Tolkien […]