A brand new hilarious Hiccup adventure in the How to Train Your Dragon series.
The story continues in the tenth volume of Hiccup's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs. When we last left Hiccup things were getting very dark indeed. The Dragon Rebellion has begun. Snotlout is the new Chief of the Hooligan Tribe. Stoick has been banished and given the Slavemark. And Alvin the Treacherous has EIGHT of the King's Lost Things, and has been proclaimed the new King of the Wilderwest ... But what can Hiccup do, now all alone and in exile, hunted by both humans and dragons Can he find the Dragon Jewel, mankind's last and only hope And if he does, what will he do with it
How to Train Your Dragon is a DreamWorks film starring Gerrard Butler, America Ferrera and Jonah Hill, out on DVD. Read the rest of Hiccup's exploits 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, How to Ride a Dragon's Storm, How to Break a Dragon's Heart and How to Steal a Dragon's Sword. Check out http://www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks! Read all about Hiccup and all of your favourite characters, learn to speak Dragonese and train your own Dragon to do tricks!
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. Cressida has written and illustrated ten books in the popular Hiccup series which is now published in over 30 languages. 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: http://www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com
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Comments about How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel:
Dad reads a chapter to our children (11 and 14 yrs) every night as our end of day bedtime time and have done since they were babies. They love this series and have loved this latest book.
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 TimesCHILDREN'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 Keepsa hilarious and gripping adventure, beautifully paced and studded with great dramatic scenes. - Amanda Craig, TimesBulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful. - Independent on SundayIf 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 Telegraphis not only funny, well written and thrilling, but also wise about what we owe those who love us. - The Times
Series: How To Train Your Dragon
For Ages: 8 - 11 years old
For Grades: 3 - 6
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 25th September 2012
Publisher: Hachette Children's Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1