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How to Train Your Dragon: How to Steal a Dragon's Sword

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The hilarious exploits of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third - the smallish Viking with a longis... Read More

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The hilarious exploits of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third - the smallish Viking with a 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.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 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)Is, as always, thrilling, funny and brilliantly illustratedIs, as always, thrilling, funny and brilliantly illustratedTop stuffTop stuffA hilarious plot which also manages to be quite gripping...Cowell is a splendid storyteller with a gift for inventing outlandish names...ceaselessly inventive...young readers are lucky to have herA hilarious plot which also manages to be quite gripping...Cowell is a splendid storyteller with a gift for inventing outlandish names...ceaselessly inventive...young readers are lucky to have herUtterly fantastical but emotionally resonantUtterly fantastical but emotionally resonantCowell's How to Train Your Dragon books are national treasures; this is especially good, with a wisdom about heroism which raises the series to classic statusCowell's How to Train Your Dragon books are national treasures; this is especially good, with a wisdom about heroism which raises the series to classic statusThe unique blend of child centred humour and sublime prose made Hiccup an instant hitThe unique blend of child centred humour and sublime prose made Hiccup an instant hitShort chapters, clever slapstick, child-friendly character names ...plus goofy, childlike drawings will keep even reluctant readers engrossed, laughing and turning the pagesShort chapters, clever slapstick, child-friendly character names ...plus goofy, childlike drawings will keep even reluctant readers engrossed, laughing and turning the pagesThis highly amusing adventure story with a dash of toilet humour is perfect reading for boys and girls alikeThis highly amusing adventure story with a dash of toilet humour is perfect reading for boys and girls alike

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.'

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.... raucous and slapstick ... liberally illustrated with [Cressida Cowell's] riotous drawings, notes and maps.[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.'a hilarious and gripping adventure, beautifully paced and studded with great dramatic scenes.'Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful.'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.''is not only funny, well written and thrilling, but also wise about what we owe those who love us.''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.'Top stuff.Especially good... raises the series to classic status.Ceaselessly inventive... young readers are lucky to have her. *****Always thrilling, funny and brilliantly illustrated.

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Title: How to Train Your Dragon: How to Steal a Dragon's Sword
Author: Cressida Cowell
SKU: BK0256117
EAN: 9781444900941
Language: English

About Author

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.

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