How to Train Your Dragon: How To Be A Pirate

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What to expect

Listen to the books that inspired the How to Train Your Dragon films, narrated by David Tennant.

THE STORY CONTINUES in the second volume of Hiccup’s How to Train Your Dragon memoirs …

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn’t always like that. Hiccup’s memoirs look back to when Hiccup was just an ordinary boy, and finding it very hard to be a Hero.

Can Hiccup find Grimbeard the Ghastly’s treasure before Alvin the Treacherous gets his sneaky hands on it? And if Hiccup opens a box that says DO NOT OPEN, will he live to tell the tale?

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.

Read the rest of Hiccup’s exploits in the rest of the series and check out the all-new Hiccup website at www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com. It’s the place to go for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!

(P) Hodder Children’s Books 2004

Critics Review

  • 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)
  • 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
  • Very funny indeed

    Maidenhead Advertiser
  • Witty writing and funny drawings and notes ensure that this clever Viking story keeps its readers laughing

    Junior Education

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