How To Be A Pirate
Written by Cressida Cowell
Part of the How to Train Your Dragon Series
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This is side-splittingly funny, wonderfully written and sure to appeal to children from about 8 upwards. It’s pirates with a big twist that includes a toothless dragon and a raft of peculiar people. Enough said, it’s a laugh on every page.
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How To Be A Pirate by Cressida Cowell
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was a Viking hero - dashing, brave and everso hairy. But even Viking heroes have to begin somewhere.
... It offers a challenging read to 11-year-olds, and rewards reading aloud, especially for those who relish an element of theatre at story time. Lindsey Fraser, Sunday Herald, Glasgow [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 ... raucous and slapstick... liberally illustrated with [Cressida Cowell's] riotous drawings, notes and maps. The Financial Times Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful. Independent on Sunday An excellent sequel to How to Train Your Dragon, this highly amusing adventure story with a dash of toilet humour is perfect reading for boys and girls alike aged 8-12. Publishing News Full of madcap action, to-the-death battles and hysterical Viking tomfoolery Cowell is a new star in children's fiction The Times extraordinary, funny and cool Tom Dillon, Mill Lane Primary School good holiday reading for any young adventurer Reading evening post As the tension mounts, an hilarious and warming story emerges. It cries to be read aloud. The School Librarian A maniacally crazy story liberally spattered with ... riotous illustrations, lists and maps. Books For Keeps 'Irresistibly funny, exciting and endearing
'If you haven't discovered Hiccup yet, you're missing out on one of the greatest inventions of modern children's literature.'
About the Author
Interest Age: From 6
More books by Cressida Cowell
Hodder & Stoughton Childrens Division
15th July 2004
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