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 ) Product Description
The story continues in the ninth volume of Hiccup’s How to Train Your Dragon memoirs.
Bad times have come to the Archipelago. Ever since the woods of Berserk burned down, it is almost as if the world is cursed. Dragons are starting to revolt against their Masters. The waters have risen, flooding fields and washing whole villages away. But worse still, the wicked witch Excellinor has returned. Can Hiccup find the King’s Things and win the sword-fighting contest to stop Alvin the Treacherous from becoming King of the Wilderwest?
How to Train Your Dragon is a DreamWorks film starring Gerrard Butler, America Ferrera and Jonah Hill, out on DVD adapted from the best selling How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell. Read 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 and How to Break a Dragon’s Heart. Check out the website 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! (20091201)