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How to Train Your Dragon: How to Steal a Dragon's Sword

On sale

29th June 2017

Price: £7.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781444900941

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Reviews

The Times
Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon books are national treasures; this is especially good, with a wisdom about heroism which raises the series to classic status
Books For Keeps
Ceaselessly inventive... young readers are lucky to have her. *****
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 Financial Times
... raucous and slapstick ... liberally illustrated with [Cressida Cowell's] riotous drawings, notes and maps.
Books for Keeps
A hilarious plot which also manages to be quite gripping...Cowell is a splendid storyteller with a gift for inventing outlandish names...ceaselessly inventive...young readers are lucky to have her
Daily Telegraph
Top stuff.
Times
Especially good... raises the series to classic status.
Amanda Craig, Times
'a hilarious and gripping adventure, beautifully paced and studded with great dramatic scenes.'
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.
Publishing News
This highly amusing adventure story with a dash of toilet humour is perfect reading for boys and girls alike
The Daily Telegraph
Top stuff
Read It
The unique blend of child centred humour and sublime prose made Hiccup an instant hit
The Times
Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon books are national treasures; this is especially good, with a wisdom about heroism which raises the series to classic status
The Sunday Times
Utterly fantastical but emotionally resonant
Writing Magazine
Short chapters, clever slapstick, child-friendly character names ...plus goofy, childlike drawings will keep even reluctant readers engrossed, laughing and turning the pages
The Sunday Times
The ninth book in Cowell's Dragon series... raises questions about courage and loyalty, and it's funny too. (The Sunday Times' 100 Best Children's Books)
Daily Express
Is, as always, thrilling, funny and brilliantly illustrated
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.'
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.
The Daily Telegraph
Top stuff
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.'
Books for Keeps
A hilarious plot which also manages to be quite gripping...Cowell is a splendid storyteller with a gift for inventing outlandish names...ceaselessly inventive...young readers are lucky to have her
Daily Express
Always thrilling, funny and brilliantly illustrated.
The Sunday Times
Utterly fantastical but emotionally resonant
The Sunday Times
The ninth book in Cowell's Dragon series... raises questions about courage and loyalty, and it's funny too. (The Sunday Times' 100 Best Children's Books)
Publishing News
This highly amusing adventure story with a dash of toilet humour is perfect reading for boys and girls alike
Daily Express
Is, as always, thrilling, funny and brilliantly illustrated
Independent on Sunday
Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful.
Read It
The unique blend of child centred humour and sublime prose made Hiccup an instant hit
The Times
'is not only funny, well written and thrilling, but also wise about what we owe those who love us.'
Writing Magazine
Short chapters, clever slapstick, child-friendly character names ...plus goofy, childlike drawings will keep even reluctant readers engrossed, laughing and turning the pages