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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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.
Gloriously funny. * The Daily Telegraph * Gripping adventure stories complete with quests and battles, a vividly imagined alternative world. * Daily Telegraph * The most inventive, entertaining and demanding contemporary children's epic. * Daily Telegraph (Peter Florence) * Action and excitement aplenty. * Daily Telegraph * Cowell's loopy, scattershot imagination is as compelling as ever. * Financial Times * A delight for 8+. * The Times * A modern classic. Cowell is an effortlessly funny writer and is brimming with creativity. Highly recommended. * Birmingham Post * Always thrilling, funny and brilliantly illustrated. * Daily Express * Ceaselessly inventive... young readers are lucky to have her. ***** * Books For Keeps * Especially good... raises the series to classic status. * Times * Top stuff. * Daily Telegraph * '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 * 'is not only funny, well written and thrilling, but also wise about what we owe those who love us.' * The Times * '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 * Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful. * Independent on Sunday * 'a hilarious and gripping adventure, beautifully paced and studded with great dramatic scenes.' * Amanda Craig, 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 * ... raucous and slapstick ... liberally illustrated with [Cressida Cowell's] riotous drawings, notes and maps. * The Financial 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 * The most inventive, entertaining and demanding contemporary children's epic * telegraph.co.uk * The most inventive, entertaining and demanding contemporary children's epic * telegraph.co.uk * 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 * Action and excitement aplenty * The Daily Telegraph * Action and excitement aplenty * The Daily Telegraph * Cowell is an effortlessly funny writer and is brimming with creativity...Highly recommended * Birmingham Post * Cowell is an effortlessly funny writer and is brimming with creativity...Highly recommended * Birmingham Post * Cowell's loopy, scattershot imagination is as compelling as ever * Financial Times * Cowell's loopy, scattershot imagination is as compelling as ever * Financial Times * A delight for 8+ * The Times * A delight for 8+ * The Times *
Series: How To Train Your Dragon
For Ages: 8 - 11 years old
For Grades: 3 - 6
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 27th September 2012
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 14.1 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1