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How to Train Your Dragon: How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel

How to Train Your Dragon: How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel

The story continues in the tenth volume of Hiccup’s How to Train Your Dragon memoirs read by David Tennant.

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. Listen to 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!

(P) Hodder Children’s Books 2014
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Genre: Interest Age / Level / Interest Age: From C 7 Years

On Sale: 20th February 2014

Price: £13.99

ISBN-13: 9781444916553

Reviews

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
A modern classic. Cowell is an effortlessly funny writer and is brimming with creativity. Highly recommended.
Birmingham Post
A delight for 8+.
The Times
Cowell's loopy, scattershot imagination is as compelling as ever.
Financial Times
Action and excitement aplenty.
Daily Telegraph
The most inventive, entertaining and demanding contemporary children's epic.
Daily Telegraph (Peter Florence)
Gripping adventure stories complete with quests and battles, a vividly imagined alternative world.
Daily Telegraph
Gloriously funny.
The Daily Telegraph
If you have 6 to 12-year-olds, and you don't know about David Tennant's readings of Cressida Cowell's How To Train Your Dragon series, you don't deserve to be a parent.
The Times
A delight for 8+
The Times
Cowell's loopy, scattershot imagination is as compelling as ever
Financial Times
Cowell is an effortlessly funny writer and is brimming with creativity...Highly recommended
Birmingham Post
Action and excitement aplenty
The Daily Telegraph
The most inventive, entertaining and demanding contemporary children's epic
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