Author(s): Cressida Cowell
Don't miss a moment of the How to Train Your Dragon series, the bestselling, funny, action-packed books that inspired the hit movies
The story begins when Hiccup, his friend Fishlegs, and his cranky dragon Toothless get separated from their class during Boarding-an-Enemy-Ship practice. They accidentally board a prowling Roman galley intent on provoking war. When they rescue a tiny nanodragon, they uncover a plot to steal every dragon on the Isle of Berk
This is just the start to an epic adventure that will have kids laughing from start to finish, and shines with Cressida Cowell's trademark blend of action, humor, heart, and engaging illustrations.
Read the books that inspired the hit DreamWorks film How to Train Your Dragon.
Vikings, dragons, Romans and mayhem cavort across the pages in their usual irreverent and hilarious style School Librarian These Hiccup stories are a sure-fire hit with children aged 6 and over. Full of quirky, child-like illustrations, they sparkle with humour and wit. The adventure is rip-roaringly fast and will engage from the very first page My Books Mag Good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes Daily Echo This is book three in the How to Train Your Dragon series. They keep getting better and better. It's the best book ever! guardian.co.uk 'If you haven't discovered Hiccup yet, you're missing out on one of the greatest inventions of modern children's literature.' Julia Eccleshare, Guardian children's editor 'Irresistably funny, exciting and endearing' Amanda Craig, The Times CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE WEEK: 'This book is great fun and has a Blackadderish sense of humour ... full of the sort of jokes that will make schoolboys snigger.' Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times A super story, inventive, ingenious, perpetually surprising. One to cherish. Armadillo, Spring 2003 A wonderfully wittily written and illustrated story. Waterstones Quarterly Magazine How to Train Your Dragon is a delightful narrative caper... It offers a challenging read to 11-year-olds, and rewards reading aloud, especially for those who relish an element of theatre at story time. Lindsey Fraser, Sunday Herald, Glasgow ... raucous and slapstick... liberally illustrated with [Cressida Cowell's] riotous drawings, notes and maps. The Financial Times [Cressida Cowell] puts a contemporary spin on the old brains over brawn moral and brings the story to a climax with a thrilling dragon duel. Lots for lots of different readers to enjoy. Books for Keeps Cowell brings Hiccup to life in this silly and delightful little novel. St Paul Pioneer Press Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful. Independent on Sunday 'hilarious' www.writeaway.org 'funny and well writen' Cheri Lloyd 'another fiendishly funny catalogue of disaster' Pet O'Connell We've loved Hiccup's dragon training adventures from the start. (tBk's Top 40 Children's Books) tBk Magazine It's the best book ever! They keep getting better and better. The Guardian
Cressida Cowell grew up mostly in Central London. She has a BA in English Literature from Oxford University, a BA in Graphic Design from St Martin's and an MA in Narrative Illustration from Brighton. Cressida has written and illustrated eight books in the popular Hiccup series. How to Train Your Dragon has reached over 100,000 sales and is now published in over 33 languages. A Dreamworks feature film is due to be released in 2010. Cressida lives in Hammersmith with her husband, three children and two cats.