Cressida Cowell - How to Betray a Dragon's Hero - Hachette Children's Group

How to Betray a Dragon's Hero

Book 11

By Cressida Cowell

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Read the books that inspired the How to Train Your Dragon films. Hiccup has one last hurdle before the final battle can begin ...

Read the books that inspired the How to Train Your Dragon films. Hiccup has one last hurdle before the final battle can begin ...

High up in the treacherous mists of the Murderous Mountains, Hiccup and the Company of the Dragonmark are in hiding. The witch's Spydragons are guarding the shores of Tomorrow - but Hiccup is determined to become King of the Wilderwest. Can Hiccup dodge the dragons and steal the King's Things back from Alvin before the Doomsday of Yule? And is there a traitor in Hiccup's camp who in the end will betray them all?

How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise. How to Train Your Dragon 2 hits cinemas in Summer 2014 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.

'A hilarious and gripping adventure' - The Times


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 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 eleven books in the popular How to Train Your Dragon 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'w wesbite: www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com

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  • ISBN: 9781444913989
  • Publication date: 26 Sep 2013
  • Page count: 416
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
A smart, funny read that will keep children on the edge of their seats — Daily Express
There is heartfelt emotion behind the jokes and wild pencil drawings — The Sunday Times
Exudes relentless energy...embelished with plenty of the clashing fonts, ink blots and scribbly pencil drawings that make this series of books so unique...takes the saga to a new level and is an enormously enjoyable read — The Bookbag
Exciting adventures, great characters and plenty of jokes and funny drawings make Hiccup's adventoures some of our favourite books — tBK Mag
As gripping and as rousing as ever...as with the best children's literature, these books are about much bigger things: endurance, loyalty, friendship and love. And Cowell's illustrations and visual storytelling enhance the action no end — The Daily Telegraph

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
Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful. — Independent on Sunday
'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
'is not only funny, well written and thrilling, but also wise about what we owe those who love us.' — The Times
'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
Top stuff. — Daily Telegraph
Especially good... raises the series to classic status. — Times
Ceaselessly inventive... young readers are lucky to have her. ***** — Books For Keeps
Always thrilling, funny and brilliantly illustrated. — Daily Express
By turns hilarious and wise, it's never predictable, brilliantly illustrated and always delightful. — The Times
As gripping and as rousing as ever... as with the best children's literature, these books are about much bigger things: endurance, loyalty, friendship and love. And Cowell's illustrations and visual storytelling enhance the action no end. — The Daily Telegraph
Exciting adventures, great characters and plenty of jokes and funny drawings make Hiccups adventures some of our favourite books. — tBk Mag
Embellished with plenty of the clashing fonts, ink blots and scribbly pencil drawings that make this series of books so unique. How To Betray a Dragon's Hero takes the saga to a completely new level and is an enormously enjoyable read. — Bookbag
Cressida Cowell's 11th and penultimate volume in the phenomenal How to Train Your Dragon series. — Sunday Times
A smart, funny read that will keep children on the edges of their seats. — Daily Express
If you haven't discovered How To Train Your Dragon you are missing out on one of the greatest inventions of modern children's literature. — The Guardian
The penultimate book in the popular series. — The Schools Advertiser
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