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

How To Be A Pirate

Book 2

By Cressida Cowell

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The hilarious exploits of Hiccup Haddock Horrendous the Third - the smallish Viking with the longish name. Can he become the Hero everyone expects him to be? Read the bestselling series that inspired the hit DreamWorks film How to Train Your Dragon.

Read the HILARIOUS books that inspired the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON films!

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a smallish Viking with a longish name. Hiccup's father is chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe which means Hiccup is the Hope and the Heir to the Hairy Hooligan throne - but most of the time Hiccup feels like a very ordinary boy, finding it hard to be a Hero.

When a huge, six-and-a-half-foot floating coffin with the words BEWARE! DO NOT OPEN THIS COFFIN arrives, can you guess what happens next?

The Quest to discover the treasure of Hiccup's ancestors begins and Hiccup needs to find it before Alvin the Treacherous gets his hands on it. But when a dragon called the Monstrous Strangulator is thrown into the mix, things are about to get seriously SCARY.

READ ALL 12 BOOKS IN THE SERIES!
You don't have to read the books in order, but if you want to, this is the right order:
1. How to Train Your Dragon
2. How to Be a Pirate
3. How to Speak Dragonese
4. How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse
5. How to Twist a Dragon's Tale
6. A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons
7. How to Ride a Dragon's Storm
8. How to Break a Dragon's Heart
9. How to Steal a Dragon's Sword
10. How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel
11. How to Betray a Dragon's Hero
12. How to Fight a Dragon's Fury

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.

Biographical Notes

Cressida Cowell is the author and the illustrator of the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon book series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton.

How to Train Your Dragon has sold over 8 million books worldwide in 38 languages. It is also an award-winning DreamWorks film series, and a TV series shown on Netflix and CBBC. The first book in Cressida's new series, The Wizards of Once (also signed by DreamWorks), is a number one bestseller.

Cressida is an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency and a founder patron of the Children's Media Foundation. She has won numerous prizes for her books, including the Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize , the Hay Festival Medal for Fiction, and Philosophy Now'magazine's 2015 Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity.

She grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland and she now lives in Hammersmith with her husband, three children and a dog called Pigeon.

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  • ISBN: 9780340999080
  • Publication date: 01 Jun 2017
  • 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
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)
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
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
Great jokes and suberb characters will appeal to boys and girls alike — With Kids
Very funny indeed — Maidenhead Advertiser
Very funny indeed — Maidenhead Advertiser
Witty writing and funny drawings and notes ensure that this clever Viking story keeps its readers laughing — Junior Education
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 wonderfully wittily written and illustrated story. — Waterstones Quarterly Magazine
A wonderful adventure — The School Librarian
A wonderful adventure — The School Librarian
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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