A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons

Written by Cressida Cowell

Part of the How to Train Your Dragon Series

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Hiccup the Hero has many attributes, including being a Dragon Whisperer. It’s a skill he learnt the hard way as these exploits reveal! Here also is an introduction to the key characteristics of the dragons and a Dragonese dictionary to help all future trainee Heroes. The Hiccup jokes continue to flow fast in this volume.  

A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons Synopsis

THE STORY CONTINUES in the sixth 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. Hiccup is lost in the Library Labyrinth and the Driller-Dragons and Madguts and Murderous are on the prowl. Hiccup's birthday is not going to be the quiet affair he might have hoped for. Also contains a comprehensive Dragonese Dictionary for those who'd like to dragon-whisper as well as the dragon-whisperer himself. How to Train Your Dragon is soon to be a DreamWorks film starring Gerrard Butler, America Ferrera and Jonah Hill, out in March 2010 adapted from the best selling How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell. Read the rest of Hiccup's exploits in the How to Train Your Dragon series in How to Be a Pirate, How to Speak Dragonese, How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse, How to Twist a Dragon's Tale, A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons, How to Ride a Dragon's Storm, and How to Break a Dragon's Heart. Check out the all-new Hiccup website at www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com It's the place to go for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks! Read all about Hiccup and all of your favourite characters, learn to speak Dragonese and train your own dragon to do tricks!

A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons Press Reviews

'exuberantly illustrated ... laugh out-loud books, they will convert even the most relcutant reader to take their first dip.'
Julia Golding, TES

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

'Cowell writes laugh-out-loud books with plenty of boy appeal ... Cowell's anarchic drawings suit the slapstick humour.'
The Herald

'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

'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

'How to Train Your Dragon is a delightful narrative caper... 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.'

-- Sunday Herald, Glasgow

'funny, outrageous and will lure in the most reluctant reader.
- The Spectator

'If you haven't discovered Hiccup yet, you're missing out on one of the greatest inventions of modern children's literature.'
Julia Eccleshare, Guardian children's editor'

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ISBN: 9780340999134
Publication date: 04/02/2010
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780340999134
Publication date: 05/06/2008
Publisher: Hachette Children's Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340999134
Publication date: 4th February 2010
Author: Cressida Cowell
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical
Recommendations: eBooks

About Cressida Cowell

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 to catch their own fish to eat. The ...

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