A brand new hilarious Hiccup adventure in the How to Train Your Dragon series.
The story continues in the ninth volume of Hiccup’s How to Train Your Dragon memoirs.
Bad times have come to the Archipelago. Ever since the woods of Berserk burned down, it is almost as if the world is cursed. Dragons are starting to revolt against their Masters. The waters have risen, flooding fields and washing whole villages away. But worse still, the wicked witch Excellinor has returned. Can Hiccup find the King’s Things and win the sword-fighting contest to stop Alvin the Treacherous from becoming King of the Wilderwest
How to Train Your Dragon is a DreamWorks film starring Gerrard Butler, America Ferrera and Jonah Hill, out on DVD adapted from the best selling How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell. 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 and How to Break a Dragon’s Heart . Check out the website 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 eight 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.
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Comments about How to Steal a Dragon's Sword:
My grandson loves the entire series. We have them all now. When he has no other school-related reading at bedtime, this is always the 'go to' book.
The only trouble is that we may have purchased some out of sequence so sometimes the story is hard to follow because the characters are suddenly younger etc etc.
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]
Series: How to Train Your Dragon
For Ages: 7 - 10 years old
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 6th October 2011
Publisher: Hachette Children's Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1