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Product details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (6 Oct. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444900943
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444900941
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,044 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Cressida Cowell grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland.

She was convinced that there were dragons living on this island, and has been fascinated by dragons ever since. 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 loves illustrating her own work, but also loves writing books for other people to illustrate as the end result can be so unexpected and inspiring. Cressida has written and illustrated eight books in the popular Hiccup series. The unique blend of child centred humour and sublime prose made Hiccup an instant hit and the series is now published in over 30 languages.

How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks Animation feature film and has received both Oscar and BAFTA nominations for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score.A sequel is scheduled for release in 2014 and an animated series is launching on the Cartoon Network in 2012.

Also the author of picture books, Cressida has won the Nestle Children's Book Prize 2006 and has been shortlisted for many others. Cressida lives in Hammersmith with her husband and three children.

Check out Cressida's Hiccup website: www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com

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Review

The ninth book in Cowell's Dragon series... raises questions about courage and loyalty, and it's funny too. (The Sunday Times' 100 Best Children's Books) (The Sunday Times)

PRAISE FOR THE HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON BOOKS:

'Fiercely exciting and laugh-aloud funny, it is as full of joy for children of 7+ who have given up reading as for those who love it.'

(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)

... 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)

'a hilarious and gripping adventure, beautifully paced and studded with great dramatic scenes.' (Amanda Craig, Times)

Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful. (Independent on Sunday)

'If light amusement is required, Cressida Cowell's How to Break a Dragon's Heart delivers all it promises. There are lots of illustrations and a playfulness with language that will draw in even the most reluctant reader.' (Daily Telegraph)

'is not only funny, well written and thrilling, but also wise about what we owe those who love us.' (The Times)

'Ahead of the film of the same title due to be released next March, this is a special edition of the first book in the uproarious series about Viking Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III. Highly original, and full of useful tips for dragon-owners everywhere.' (Woman's Weekly)

Top stuff. (Daily Telegraph)

Especially good... raises the series to classic status. (Times)

Ceaselessly inventive... young readers are lucky to have her. ***** (Books For Keeps)

Always thrilling, funny and brilliantly illustrated. (Daily Express)

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A brand new hilarious Hiccup adventure in the How to Train Your Dragon series.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MrZipf on 24 Oct. 2011
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Well, I'm biased as I've read the first eight in the series to my 6 and 8 year old boys already, but this book is terrific. It has the kids on the edge of their seats and begging for more each evening. As an adult reading the story it has enough twists and turns to be an entertaining read. Love the characters and acting out the voices. Brilliant! Thanks Cressida!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By RayWar on 31 Oct. 2011
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Another fun adventure with Hiccup, Characters MUCH better than the films (cant believe they ruined the whole story in Holywood )..my 8 year old cant put these books down..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TA on 8 Nov. 2011
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My nine year old loves this series and this new one is as good as the others. Great characters and story line
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The best book EVER WRITTEN SINCE CHEESE!🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎅🎄
New fonts=new characters
I was supposed to be tidying my room but I decided to read this book and I didn't come off until my dad took it away!
I could marry this book 🎎🎎🎎🎎🎎🎆🎇🏯
Five presidents 🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁. 🎁
I am excited to see the next books and I WILL NEVER GET TIRED OF THEM
🎁🎎💝↩️🎄🎅🏯😩🎇🎆😨🎉🎈😫🎊😰😃🎋🏥💻🔠😄😃😀😊☺️😉😍😘
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By Shona P Lynch on 11 Dec. 2013
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this was bought as present for my granddaughter excellent wee book good price and quality she will really love this
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By djiffou on 5 Dec. 2013
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I got the first one for my son as he is reading books very quickly. Bought the whole series, some he read on his own, others we would share reading before bed time. The whole series is fantastic. It is quite enjoyable for kids who are starting to ask questions about how they fit in the world to see how unlikely heroes like Hiccup and Fishlegs manage to adapt time and time again.
Over all it is a thoroughly enjoyable read. The story line is great and we are looking forward to the next installment to find out what happens to Hiccup and friends.
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I thought this book was very well written and used some of the other obscure things from the other books.
I liked this book mainly because I thought the contrast between comedy and adventure was done very well done.
It was also in my opinion the best book in the series that I've read yet.
Generally I think this book is best for children from ages of 8 to 15 although some others may disagree.
Unfortunately if you haven't read some other very specific books in the series most of it won't make sense.
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By Jayshiree Patel on 14 Aug. 2013
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it is in very good quality like i have just bought out of a shop and i found it very interesting
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