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Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell first started writing about dragons and Vikings aged 9, on the deserted Scottish island where she spent her summers. Now, her How to Train Your Dragon series (which she both writes and illustrates) is translated into 38 languages and has sold over 7 million books worldwide; it's a blockbuster DreamWorks film series, and a TV show on Netflix. Cressida started out her publishing career in picture books: she won the Nestle Children's Book Prize for her Emily Brown series, and has been shortlisted for many others. In 2015, she won the Philosophy Now award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity (the 2014 winner was Noam Chomsky!). She has been a proud Ambassador for the National Literacy Trust for almost ten years. Cressida lives in Hammersmith with her husband and three children.



Cressida Cowell Books

  • TDG2 7 years +
    Cressida Cowell
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    This is the first of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs and is the book that inspired the first hit film from Dreamworks. Hiccup may now be considered an awesome sword-fighter and the greatest Viking Hero to have ever lived, but he didn't always have this reputation....

    As a child, he wasn't popular nor good at sports and he struggled to make himself heard. But things began to change when he found Toothless, a dragon that quickly became his best friend - a stark contrast to the fearsome dragon enemies he'd grown up believing in...

    Written by Cressida Cowell and suitable for readers aged 7 and over, Hiccup: How to Train Your Dragon is the first book in a series full of action, adventure and laugh-out-loud fun.
  • HSD2 7 years +
    7 years +
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    How to Steal a Dragon's Sword, the ninth book in Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series, finds Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third finding it hard to be a hero.

    The woods of Berserk have burned down and it feels like the world is cursed: Dragons are revolting against their Masters, the water is rising and the wicked witch Excellinor has returned....

    Will Hiccup be able to find the King's Things and win a sword-fighting contest to save the day?
  • How to Train Your Dragon Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781444941944 - Cressida Cowell
    DRGO 7 years +
    Cressida Cowell
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    Please note this collection will be available to buy from early May. Click on 'Notify me' to receive an email when it's back in stock.

    Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series is hugely popular all over the world and has already spawned two massive Dreamworks films. Now, your children can get their hands on the first 10 books following the adventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and the ever-faithful Toothless for an unbelievable Book People price.

    Hiccup may well have grown up to be the greatest Viking hero who ever lived but it wasn't always like that. When he was young, he wouldn't speak up to his father, Stock the Voist, and he certainly couldn't beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball. All that changes when he decides to go into a cave full of dragons to find a pet. It's here where he finds Toothless and the duo begin an incredible journey.

    These appealing stories combine action, drama and a real warmth as they focus on Hiccup and his family as they grow up and enjoy all sorts of incredible adventures, battling evil enemies along the way. Your children will laugh, cry and be eagerly reaching for the next book as they work their way through this fantastic collection.

    Format: Paperback
  • AGIVC 7 years +
    7 years +
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    The story continues in the tenth volume of Hiccup's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs. When we last left Hiccup things were getting very dark indeed. The Dragon Rebellion has begun. Snotlout is the new Chief of the Hooligan Tribe. Stoick has been banished and given the Slavemark. And Alvin the Treacherous has EIGHT of the King's Lost Things, and has been proclaimed the new King of the Wilderwest ...But what can Hiccup do, now all alone and in exile, hunted by both humans and dragons? Can he find the Dragon Jewel, mankind's last and only hope? And if he does, what will he do with it? How to Train Your Dragon is a DreamWorks film starring Gerrard Butler, America Ferrera and Jonah Hill, out on DVD. 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, How to Break a Dragon's Heart and How to Steal a Dragon's Sword. Check out www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com 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!
  • AIPTK 9 years +
    9 years +
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    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 a DreamWorks film starring Gerrard Butler, America Ferrera and Jonah Hill, out on DVD. Read the rest of Hiccup's exploits in How to Train Your Dragon Books 1-10. Check out www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!
  • KGE2 7 years +
    Cressida Cowell
    7 years +
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    How To Speak Dragonese is the third book in Cressida Cowell's bestselling adventure series, How to Train Your Dragon. Our freckled young hero and his pet hunting dragon, Toothless, face another perilous and terrifying challenge involving Bog-Burglars, Sharkworms, some unscrupulous Romans and Alvin the Treacherous. Many wild and gory exploits ensue. Hiccup fans won't be disappointed.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • BKD2 7 years +
    Cressida Cowell
    7 years +
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    Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon books can be read in any order, but we're sure that each new book will be pounced on by fans as soon as they appear. How to Break a Dragon's Heart is the eighth book in the series and packed with some grim and ghastly characters. Cliff-hangers abound as Hiccup tackles the Impossible Task, tries to save his friend Fishlegs from a terrible fate and uncovers some shocking truth about his past.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • HWP2 7 years +
    Cressida Cowell
    7 years +
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    In How to Be a Pirate, Cressida Cowell's second book in the How to Train Your Dragon series, Hiccup endures more near-death experiences and hilarious encounters with ghastly villains.

    With a plot full of twists, turns and cliff-hangers, plus illustrations that seem to run riot on the page, Cressida Cowell has created the ultimate young readers' adventure series. Readers will be begging for more!

    The book comes with collector cards to add to the enjoyment.
  • HCD2 7 years +
    Cressida Cowell
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    Hiccup is determined to save his friend, Fishlegs, in this fourth volume of Cressida Cowell's How To Train Your Dragon series. But Fishlegs is suffering from the deadly Vorpentitis disease and the cure is very obscure. Can Hiccup succeed and survive an encounter with Norbert the Nut Job in the process? You'll have to read How To Cheat A Dragon's Curse to find out!

    Collector cards are included at the back of the book to add some extra fire-breathing fun.
  • WGN2 7 years +
    Cressida Cowell
    7 years +
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    Big trouble is brewing in Cressida Cowell's fifth How to Train Your Dragon book, How to Twist a Dragon's Tale.

    In fact, the fury of the Exterminator dragon has been simmering, stewing and boiling dangerously until it is now smoking hot.

    Understated hero, Hiccup, tackles more hilarious challenges with mad-cap adventures and nail-biting escapes.

    Young fans will love this book - and the incredible collector's cards add even more enjoyment!
  • HWS2 7 years +
    Cressida Cowell
    7 years +
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    In How to Ride a Dragon's Storm, the seventh book in Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series, Hiccup looks into the knotty question of who discovered America. As usual, his progress is hampered by various obstacles including murderous mountains, hooligan tribes and hairy swimming trunks, but, thankfully, Hiccup cheats death by a whisker in order to tell his tale. A great book for boys and girls full of fidgets!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • ALKKF 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Read the books that inspired the Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon films. THE STORY BEGINS in the first 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. In fact, in the beginning, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was the most put upon Viking you'd ever seen. Not loud enough to make himself heard at dinner with his father, Stoick the Vast; not hard enough to beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball, the number one school sport and CERTAINLY not stupid enough to go into a cave full of dragons to find a pet...It's time for Hiccup to learn how to be a Hero. 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, How to Break a Dragon's Heart. Check out the 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! Dreamworks' major motion picture How to Train Your Dragon 2 comes out in July 2014.
  • ALIDH 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Ink-splattered and full of quotes, Viking songs and riotous drawings from the How to Train Your Dragon books. This is a must-have journal for all seasons with blank space for young Heroes to fill with their own dragon drawings and heroic musings...Also includes Dragon jokes and useful Dragonese phrases to help train even the naughtiest of dragons. How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise. How to Train Your Dragon 2 is the BIG Summer movie of 2014 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 How to Train Your Dragon Books 1-11. Check out www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!
  • HSW2 7 years +
    Cressida Cowell
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    Since the film version of Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon became a huge hit, Hiccup has rocketed up the list of children's favourite characters.

    This ninth adventure for the plucky but reassuringly ordinary dragon tamer finds Hiccup facing floods, wicked witches and sword-fighting contests in an action-packed story with lots of jokes.

    How to Steal a Dragon's Sword is perfect reading for children aged 7 and over.
  • AJQLT 5 years +
    Cressida Cowell
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    The first HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON book ever, and the inspiration for Cressida Cowell's best-selling fiction books that is now a Dreamworks feature film. So begins Cressida Cowell's stories about a little Viking who cannot fit in. Unlike his dad, Stoick the Vast, Hiccup is tiny, thoughtful and polite and scared of almost everything - especially of going to sea for the very first time. But go he must...So who will save the day when everything goes wrong aboard ship and all the big Vikings lose their cool? This wonderfully witty fable will delight all those who have ever faced up to their worst fears. This 2014 reissue includes a letter from Cressida Cowell to the reader.
  • AMRUM 7 years +
    Cressida Cowell
    7 years +
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    Long ago, the world was full of dragons. But what happened to them? Where are they now? These pages are taken from the notebooks of Viking Hero Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third when he was just a boy. A keen dragonwatcher, Hiccup paints a picture of the brilliance and fire and spirit of that lost dragon world.

    Featuring dragon profiles, dragon anatomy, dragon riding tips and lots more must know info e.g. how to spot the difference between an arsenic adderwing and a glow worm (you don't want to mix those two up) and what to do when confronted with a Hellsteether. This is a must for all keen dragonwatchers out there...
  • AMPZM 3 years +
    Cressida Cowell
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    A stunning reissue of this classic picture book. When the Queen steals Emily Brown's favourite toy and erstwhile companion, a toy rabbit called Stanley, Emily sets out to get him back and teach that naughty queen a valuable lesson! Winner of the 2006 Nestle Gold Award, chosen for the Richard & Judy Christmas book party, a Bookaboo Book Club book as seen on CITV and read by Amanda Holden. 'Charming, funny and gets my vote as the best picture book of the year.' - Financial Times Written by Cressida Cowell, the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series. http://www.cressidacowell.co.uk/ Illustrated by award winning Neal Layton, creator of Stanley's Stick. http://www.neallayton.co.uk/
  • ANMYL 3 years +
    Cressida Cowell
    3 years +
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    Emily Brown, Stanley the bunny and Matilda the elephant are busy going on adventures, but every time they get to a particularly exciting part ...Ring! Ring! goes the Emergency Telephone and it's Matilda's mummy on the end worrying that Matilda isn't wearing her wellies, or eating properly or almost anything. How can Emily Brown persuade her that sometimes adventures are good? This brilliant title from this award-winning team is a witty and poignant book about the importance of spending quality time with your children and allowing them to explore the world around them. 'A sensitive and witty handling of fears that has a valuable lesson for adults too. Great fun.' - Daily Mail Written by Cressida Cowell, the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series. http://www.cressidacowell.co.uk/ Illustrated by award winning Neal Layton, creator of Stanley's Stick. http://www.neallayton.co.uk/
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    Dragons vs Humans: can Hiccup save the dragons? Find out in the EPIC finale to the How to Train Your Dragon series. It is the Doomsday of Yule. At the end of this day, either the humans or the dragons will face extinction. Alvin the Treacherous is about to be crowned the King of the Wilderwest on the island of Tomorrow. His reign of terror will begin with the destruction of dragons everywhere. The fate of the dragon world lies in the hands of one young boy as he stands on the nearby isle of Hero's End with nothing to show, but everything to fight for. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third's Quest is clear. First he must defeat the Dragon Guardians of Tomorrow and prove that he is in fact the rightful king, even though Hiccup has none of the King's Things and Alvin the Treacherous has all ten of them. And then he faces his final battle: Hiccup must fight the Dragon Furious and end the Rebellion ...ALONE. As Doomsday draws to an end can Hiccup be the Hero of the hour? Will the dragons survive? How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise. How to Train Your Dragon 3 is scheduled for 2017 starring Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Defenders of Berk, can be seen on CBBC and Netflix. Read all of Hiccup's exploits in the series: 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, How to Break a Dragon's Heart, How to Steal a Dragon's Sword, How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel and How to Betray a Dragon's Hero. Check out the brilliant website at www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com It's the place to go for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!
  • ATAYR
    Cressida Cowell
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    Listen to the books that inspired the How to Train Your Dragon films! This book will be a hit with children and adults alike. THE STORY BEGINS in the first 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. In fact, in the beginning, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was the most put upon Viking you'd ever seen. Not loud enough to make himself heard at dinner with his father, Stoick the Vast; not hard enough to beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball, the number one school sport and CERTAINLY not stupid enough to go into a cave full of dragons to find a pet...It's time for Hiccup to learn how to be a Hero. 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.
  • AOVHZ 5 years +
    Cressida Cowell
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    Dragons vs Humans: is this the end? Find out in the twelfth book in the How to Train Your Dragon series. It is the Doomsday of Yule. At the end of this day, either the humans or the dragons will face extinction. Alvin the Treacherous is about to be crowned the King of the Wilderwest on the island of Tomorrow. His reign of terror will begin with the destruction of dragons everywhere. The fate of the dragon world lies in the hands of one young boy as he stands on the nearby isle of Hero's End with nothing to show, but everything to fight for. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third's Quest is clear. First he must defeat the Dragon Guardians of Tomorrow and prove that he is in fact the rightful king, even though Hiccup has none of the King's Things and Alvin the Treacherous has all ten of them. And then he faces his final battle: Hiccup must fight the Dragon Furious and end the Rebellion ...ALONE. As Doomsday draws to an end can Hiccup be the Hero of the hour? Will the dragons survive? How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise. How to Train Your Dragon 3 is scheduled for 2017 starring Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Defenders of Berk, can be seen on CBBC and Netflix. Read all of Hiccup's exploits in the series: 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, How to Break a Dragon's Heart, How to Steal a Dragon's Sword, How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel and How to Betray a Dragon's Hero. Check out the brilliant website at www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com It's the place to go for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!
  • AMQDI 3 years +
    Cressida Cowell
    3 years +
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    A stunning reissue of this classic picture book. In this warm-hearted and witty take on a classic theme - being scared of the dark - Emily and Stanley find a 'Thing' crying outside their window. They embark on a series of adventures to find everything he needs for a good night's sleep ...but nothing seems to work. What is troubling the Thing, and why can't he get to sleep? Parents and children the world over will recognise all the bizarre excuses a child can make to keep the light on and a parent in the room at bedtime, and this story shows how important it is to talk to children, and find out what is really going on in the complex depths of a child's imagination. 'Rascally bedtime fare.' - Booklist Written by Cressida Cowell, the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series. http://www.cressidacowell.co.uk/ Illustrated by award winning Neal Layton, creator of Stanley's Stick. http://www.neallayton.co.uk/
  • ANMYP 3 years +
    Cressida Cowell
    3 years +
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    Emily Brown and her side-kick rabbit, Stanley, are back and this time they're on a mission to cheer up one very unhappy teddy bear. But, no matter what they try, the teddy bear is STILL miserable. Emily Brown has had ENOUGH! With an important message that children will understand, this is storytelling at its best, from an exciting creative team in children's books. 'Will both delight fans, and give them something to reflect on. Layton's illustrations are a joy, matching the text perfectly.' - Bookseller Written by Cressida Cowell, the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series. http://www.cressidacowell.co.uk/ Illustrated by award winning Neal Layton, creator of Stanley's Stick. http://www.neallayton.co.uk/
  • HDO2 7 years +
    Cressida Cowell
    7 years +
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    Following DreamWorks' release of the film, How to Train Your Dragon, Cressida Cowell's books have gathered a huge fan base that continues to increase every day.

    The sixth book in the series, A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons, is full of the usual homicidal villains and despite Hiccup's hopes for a quiet 12th birthday, he's in peril by the end of the first chapter!

    Full of great gags, suspense and wild illustrations, this is ideal for reluctant readers.