The hilarious exploits of Hiccup Haddock Horrendous the Third - the smallish Viking with the longish name. Can he become the Hero everyone expects him to be? Read the bestselling series that inspired the hit DreamWorks film How to Train Your Dragon.This is a maniacally crazy story liberally spattered with appropriately riotous illustrations, lists and mapsThis is a maniacally crazy story liberally spattered with appropriately riotous illustrations, lists and mapsIt's a wonderfully vibrant story, illustrated with the author's hilarious drawings, and told with a delightfully gobby sense of humourIt's a wonderfully vibrant story, illustrated with the author's hilarious drawings, and told with a delightfully gobby sense of humourCowell is a new star in children's fictionCowell is a new star in children's fictionGreat jokes and suberb characters will appeal to boys and girls alikeGreat jokes and suberb characters will appeal to boys and girls alikeVery funny indeedVery funny indeedWitty writing and funny drawings and notes ensure that this clever Viking story keeps its readers laughingWitty writing and funny drawings and notes ensure that this clever Viking story keeps its readers laughingCHILDREN'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.'A wonderfully wittily written and illustrated story.A wonderful adventureA wonderful adventureHow 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.[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.... raucous and slapstick... liberally illustrated with [Cressida Cowell's] riotous drawings, notes and maps.Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful.An excellent sequel to How to Train Your Dragon, this highly amusing adventure story with a dash of toilet humour is perfect reading for boys and girls alike aged 8-12.Full of madcap action, to-the-death battles and hysterical Viking tomfooleryCowell is a new star in children's fictionextraordinary, funny and coolgood holiday reading for any young adventurerAs the tension mounts, an hilarious and warming story emerges. It cries to be read aloud.A maniacally crazy story liberally spattered with . . . riotous illustrations, lists and maps.'Irresistibly funny, exciting and endearing''If you haven't discovered Hiccup yet, you're missing out on one of the greatest inventions of modern children's literature.'
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Cressida Cowell was the Waterstones Children's Laureate (2019-2022). She is the author and illustrator of the bestselling The Wizards of Once and How to Train Your Dragon books series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton.
The Wizards of Once series has been translated into 38 languages and has been signed by DreamWorks Animation. How to Train Your Dragon has sold over 8 million books worldwide in 42 languages and is a major DreamWorks Animation film franchise, as well as being made into a TV series on Netflix and CBBC.
Cressida is an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency, a Trustee of World Book Day and a founder patron of the Children's Media Foundation. She has won numerous prizes, including the Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize.