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How to Betray a Dragon's Hero

Written by Cressida Cowell

Part of the How to Train Your Dragon Series

Featured Books for 7+ readers

How to Betray a Dragon's Hero Synopsis

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. High up in the treacherous mists of the Murderous Mountains, Hiccup and the Company of the Dragonmark are in hiding. The witch's Spydragons are guarding the shores of Tomorrow - but Hiccup is determined to become King of the Wilderwest. Can Hiccup dodge the dragons and steal the King's Things back from Alvin before the Doomsday of Yule? And is there a traitor in Hiccup's camp who in the end will betray them all? 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.

How to Betray a Dragon's Hero Press Reviews

The penultimate book in the popular series. - The Schools Advertiser

If you haven't discovered How To Train Your Dragon you are missing out on one of the greatest inventions of modern children's literature. - The Guardian

A smart, funny read that will keep children on the edges of their seats. - Daily Express

Cressida Cowell's 11th and penultimate volume in the phenomenal How to Train Your Dragon series. - Sunday Times

Embellished with plenty of the clashing fonts, ink blots and scribbly pencil drawings that make this series of books so unique. How To Betray a Dragon's Hero takes the saga to a completely new level and is an enormously enjoyable read. - Bookbag

Exciting adventures, great characters and plenty of jokes and funny drawings make Hiccups adventures some of our favourite books. - tBk Mag

As gripping and as rousing as ever... as with the best children's literature, these books are about much bigger things: endurance, loyalty, friendship and love. And Cowell's illustrations and visual storytelling enhance the action no end. - The Daily Telegraph

By turns hilarious and wise, it's never predictable, brilliantly illustrated and always delightful. - The Times

Always thrilling, funny and brilliantly illustrated. - Daily Express

Ceaselessly inventive... young readers are lucky to have her.**** - Books For Keeps

Especially good... raises the series to classic status. - Times

Top stuff. - Daily Telegraph

'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

'is not only funny, well written and thrilling, but also wise about what we owe those who love us.' - The Times

'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

Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful. - Independent on Sunday

'a hilarious and gripping adventure, beautifully paced and studded with great dramatic scenes.' - Amanda Craig, 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

... raucous and slapstick ... liberally illustrated with [Cressida Cowell's] riotous drawings, notes and maps. - The Financial 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

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

As gripping and as rousing as ever...as with the best children's literature, these books are about much bigger things: endurance, loyalty, friendship and love. And Cowell's illustrations and visual storytelling enhance the action no end - The Daily Telegraph

As gripping and as rousing as ever...as with the best children's literature, these books are about much bigger things: endurance, loyalty, friendship and love. And Cowell's illustrations and visual storytelling enhance the action no end - The Daily Telegraph

Exciting adventures, great characters and plenty of jokes and funny drawings make Hiccup's adventoures some of our favourite books - tBK Mag

Exciting adventures, great characters and plenty of jokes and funny drawings make Hiccup's adventoures some of our favourite books - tBK Mag

Exudes relentless energy...embelished with plenty of the clashing fonts, ink blots and scribbly pencil drawings that make this series of books so unique...takes the saga to a new level and is an enormously enjoyable read - The Bookbag

Exudes relentless energy...embelished with plenty of the clashing fonts, ink blots and scribbly pencil drawings that make this series of books so unique...takes the saga to a new level and is an enormously enjoyable read - The Bookbag

There is heartfelt emotion behind the jokes and wild pencil drawings - The Sunday Times

There is heartfelt emotion behind the jokes and wild pencil drawings - The Sunday Times

A smart, funny read that will keep children on the edge of their seats - Daily Express

A smart, funny read that will keep children on the edge of their seats - Daily Express

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ISBN: 9781444913989
Publication date: 13/09/2013
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444913989
Publication date: 13th September 2013
Author: Cressida Cowell
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers

About Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell, Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2019–2021 Cressida Cowell grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland. The name of the island is a secret, but it was such a small island it wasn’t really big enough to have a name at all. There were no roads or shops or electricity on the island, just one house and a storm-blown wilderness of sea-birds and heather. Every year, Cressida’s family spent four weeks of the summer, and two weeks of the spring, on the island. The family had ...

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