Cressida Cowell - How To Be A Pirate - Hachette Children's Group

How To Be A Pirate

Book 2

By Cressida Cowell

  • Paperback
  • £6.99

Read the books that inspired the hit DreamWorks film How to Train Your Dragon.

Read the books that inspired the How to Train Your Dragon films! This book will be a hit with children and adults alike.

THE STORY CONTINUES in the second 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.

Can Hiccup find Grimbeard the Ghastly's treasure before Alvin the Treacherous gets his sneaky hands on it? And if Hiccup opens a box that says DO NOT OPEN, will he live to tell the tale?

How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise starring Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Riders of Berk, can be seen on CBeebies and Cartoon Network.

Read all of Hiccup's exploits in the series: 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, How to Steal a Dragon's Sword, How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel, How to Betray a Dragon's Hero and How to Fight a Dragon's Fury.

Check out the brilliant website at www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com It's the place to go for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!

Biographical Notes

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. Cressida has written and illustrated eight books in the popular Hiccup series. How to Train Your Dragon has reached over 100,000 sales and is now published in over 33 languages. A Dreamworks feature film is due to be released in 2010. Cressida lives in Hammersmith with her husband, three children and two cats.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780340999080
  • Publication date: 04 Feb 2010
  • Page count: 240
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
This is a maniacally crazy story liberally spattered with appropriately riotous illustrations, lists and maps — Books For Keeps
It's a wonderfully vibrant story, illustrated with the author's hilarious drawings, and told with a delightfully gobby sense of humour — Books Quarterly (Waterstones)
Cowell is a new star in children's fiction — The Times
Great jokes and suberb characters will appeal to boys and girls alike — With Kids
Very funny indeed — Maidenhead Advertiser
Witty writing and funny drawings and notes ensure that this clever Viking story keeps its readers laughing — Junior Education
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
A wonderful adventure — The School Librarian
A wonderfully wittily written and illustrated story. — Waterstones Quarterly Magazine
How to Train Your Dragon is a delightful narrative caper... It offers a challenging read to 11-year-olds, and rewards reading aloud, especially for those who relish an element of theatre at story time. — Lindsey Fraser, Sunday Herald, Glasgow
[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
Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful. — Independent on Sunday
An excellent sequel to How to Train Your Dragon, this highly amusing adventure story with a dash of toilet humour is perfect reading for boys and girls alike aged 8-12. — Publishing News
Full of madcap action, to-the-death battles and hysterical Viking tomfoolery
Cowell is a new star in children's fiction — The Times
extraordinary, funny and cool — Tom Dillon, Mill Lane Primary School
good holiday reading for any young adventurer — Reading evening post
As the tension mounts, an hilarious and warming story emerges. It cries to be read aloud. — The School Librarian
A maniacally crazy story liberally spattered with . . . riotous illustrations, lists and maps. — Books For Keeps
'Irresistibly funny, exciting and endearing' — 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
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