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How to Break a Dragon's Heart  : How to Train Your Dragon : Book 8 - Cressida Cowell

How to Break a Dragon's Heart

How to Train Your Dragon : Book 8


Published: 25th February 2010
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Read the books that inspired the hit DreamWorks film How to Train Your Dragon.

THE STORY CONTINUES in the eighth volume of Hiccup’s How to Train Your Dragon memoirs…

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn’t always like that. Hiccup’s memoirs look back to when Hiccup was just an ordinary boy, and finding it very hard to be a Hero.

Hiccup must battle Berserks, dodge Scarers, complete the Impossible Task and save Fishlegs from being fed to the Beast! And all while being hunted down by an old enemy with a dark secret about the Lost Throne. What’s a Hero to do How to Train Your Dragon is a DreamWorks film starring Gerrard Butler, America Ferrera and Jonah Hill, out on DVD in October 2010 adapted from the best selling How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell.

Read the rest of Hiccup’s exploits in the How to Train Your Dragon series in How to Train Your Dragon, How to Be a Pirate, How to Speak Dragonese, How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse, How to Twist a Dragon’s Tale, A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons, and How to Ride a Dragon’s Storm.

About The Author

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. She lives in Hammersmith, London with her husband, three children and a hamster, Mini.

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

Cressida Cowell's splendid series about the nerdy Viking Hiccup and his tiny dragon Toothless remain perennial favourites, and the latest, How to Break a Dragon's Heart is not only funny, well written and thrilling, but also wise about what we owe those who love us. - Amanda Craig, The Times

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

... full of charm... imaginative and bursting with inventive, off-the-wall humour, making them great stories to be read aloud. - Waterstones Books Quarterly

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

With consistently funny stories told in inventive language - including the opportunity to extend your knowledge of Dragonese - these books always entertain. - Waterstone's Books Quarterly

another triumph from the creative pen of Cressida Cowell. -

Cressida Cowell

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. How to Train Your Dragon is now published in over 30 languages. A DreamWorks Animation feature film is out in March 2010. 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.

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ISBN: 9780340996928
ISBN-10: 0340996927
Series: How To Train Your Dragon
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 25th February 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1