How to Steal a Dragon's Sword

Written by Cressida Cowell

Part of the How to Train Your Dragon Series

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Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is back for a rollicking new adventure. A Viking with a difference, Hiccup is a great swordsman and dragon whisperer but this time he’s got a dragon rebellion on his hands as well as trying to stop Alvin becoming the next King of the Wilderwest. It’s a lot for anyone to tackle and how this hilarious and delightful character achieves all he must is a delight. Hiccup’s previous adventures set the scene for this surprising and hilarious escapade in a glorious fantasy Viking world.

Click here for all the info on the How to Train Your Dragon website including National Dragonese Day (6th October 2011).

How to Steal a Dragon's Sword Synopsis

The story continues in the ninth volume of Hiccup's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs (click here to see the series), Cressida Cowell's first new book in two years. Bad times have come to the Archipelago. Ever since the woods of Berserk burned down, it is almost as if the world is cursed. Dragons are starting to revolt against their Masters. The waters have risen, flooding fields and washing whole villages away. But worse still, the wicked witch Excellinor has returned. Can Hiccup find the King's Things and win the sword-fighting contest to stop Alvin the Treacherous from becoming King of the Wilderwest?

'How to Train Your Dragon' is a DreamWorks film starring Gerrard Butler, America Ferrera and Jonah Hill, out on DVD, adapted from the best selling How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell. Read the rest of Hiccup's exploits in How to Train Your Dragon, 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 website 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!

How to Steal a Dragon's Sword Press Reviews

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

'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

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

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

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

'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 

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

'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

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ISBN: 9781444900941
Publication date: 06/10/2011
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444900941
Publication date: 6th October 2011
Author: Cressida Cowell
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: Books of the Month, 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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