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

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29th June 2017

Price: £7.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781444908794

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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 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 become the Hero once again?

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.

Reviews

Financial Times
Cowell's loopy, scattershot imagination is as compelling as ever
telegraph.co.uk
The most inventive, entertaining and demanding contemporary children's epic
Financial Times
Cowell's loopy, scattershot imagination is as compelling as ever.
Financial Times
Cowell's loopy, scattershot imagination is as compelling as ever
The Times
A delight for 8+
Independent on Sunday
Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful.
telegraph.co.uk
The most inventive, entertaining and demanding contemporary children's epic
Daily Telegraph
Top stuff.
The Times
A delight for 8+
The Daily Telegraph
Gloriously funny.
Woman's Weekly
'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.'
Birmingham Post
Cowell is an effortlessly funny writer and is brimming with creativity...Highly recommended
The Times
A delight for 8+.
Amanda Craig, Times
'a hilarious and gripping adventure, beautifully paced and studded with great dramatic scenes.'
Times
Especially good... raises the series to classic status.
Daily Telegraph
Action and excitement aplenty.
The Daily Telegraph
Action and excitement aplenty
Books for Keeps
[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.
Daily Telegraph
Gripping adventure stories complete with quests and battles, a vividly imagined alternative world.
Amanda Craig, The Times
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.'
The Daily Telegraph
Action and excitement aplenty
Daily Express
Always thrilling, funny and brilliantly illustrated.
Daily Telegraph
'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.'
Birmingham Post
A modern classic. Cowell is an effortlessly funny writer and is brimming with creativity. Highly recommended.
Birmingham Post
Cowell is an effortlessly funny writer and is brimming with creativity...Highly recommended
The Financial Times
... raucous and slapstick ... liberally illustrated with [Cressida Cowell's] riotous drawings, notes and maps.
Nicolette Jones, The Sunday 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.
Books For Keeps
Ceaselessly inventive... young readers are lucky to have her. *****
Daily Telegraph (Peter Florence)
The most inventive, entertaining and demanding contemporary children's epic.
The Times
'is not only funny, well written and thrilling, but also wise about what we owe those who love us.'