Cressida Cowell - How To Speak Dragonese - Hachette Children's Group

How To Speak Dragonese

Book 3

By Cressida Cowell

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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 third volume of Hiccup's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs ...

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.

Climbing on to a Roman Dragon Rustling ship by mistake in your first 'Boarding an Enemy Ship' lesson is bad enough. But to then discover that Alvin the Treacherous is also on board proves to Hiccup he couldn't have been more wrong, especially when he steals his copy of How to Speak Dragonese. Can Hiccup save the dragons and the day?

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.

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  • ISBN: 9780340999097
  • Publication date: 04 Feb 2010
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Vikings, dragons, Romans and mayhem cavort across the pages in their usual irreverent and hilarious style — School Librarian
These Hiccup stories are a sure-fire hit with children aged 6 and over. Full of quirky, child-like illustrations, they sparkle with humour and wit. The adventure is rip-roaringly fast and will engage from the very first page — My Books Mag
Good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes — Daily Echo
This is book three in the How to Train Your Dragon series. They keep getting better and better. It's the best book ever! — guardian.co.uk
'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
'Irresistably funny, exciting and endearing' — 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
A super story, inventive, ingenious, perpetually surprising. One to cherish. — Armadillo, Spring 2003
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
... 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
Cowell brings Hiccup to life in this silly and delightful little novel. — St Paul Pioneer Press
Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful. — Independent on Sunday
'hilarious' — www.writeaway.org
'funny and well writen' — Cheri Lloyd
'another fiendishly funny catalogue of disaster' — Pet O'Connell
We've loved Hiccup's dragon training adventures from the start. (tBk's Top 40 Children's Books) — tBk Magazine
It's the best book ever! They keep getting better and better. — The Guardian
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