How to be a Pirate: Book 2

How to be a Pirate: Book 2

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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. When a huge, six-and-a-half-foot floating coffin with the words BEWARE! DO NOT OPEN THIS COFFIN arrives, can you guess what happens next? The Quest to discover the treasure of Hiccup's ancestors begins and Hiccup needs to find it before Alvin the Treacherous gets his hands on it. But when a dragon called the Monstrous Strangulator is thrown into the mix, things are about to get seriously SCARY. READ ALL 12 BOOKS IN THE SERIES! You don't have to read the books in order, but if you want to, this is the right order: 1. How to Train Your Dragon 2. How to Be a Pirate 3. How to Speak Dragonese 4. How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse 5. How to Twist a Dragon's Tale 6. A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons 7. How to Ride a Dragon's Storm 8. How to Break a Dragon's Heart 9. How to Steal a Dragon's Sword 10.How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel 11. How to Betray a Dragon's Hero 12. How to Fight a Dragon's Fury 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.show more

Product details

  • 10+
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 20mm | 240g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • B/w throughout
  • 034099908X
  • 9780340999080
  • 6,329

About Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell is the author and the illustrator of the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon book series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton. How to Train Your Dragon has sold over 7 million books worldwide in 37 languages. It is also an award-winning DreamWorks film series, and a TV series shown on Netflix and CBBC. The first book in Cressida's new series, Wizards of Once, publishes in September 2017. Cressida is an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency and a founder patron of the Children's Media Foundation. She has won numerous prizes for her books, including the Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize and 'Philosophy Now' magazine's 2015 'Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity'. She grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland and she now lives in Hammersmith with her husband, three children and a dog called Pigeon.show more

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This is a maniacally crazy story liberally spattered with appropriately riotous illustrations, lists and maps Books For Keeps This is a maniacally crazy story liberally spattered with appropriately riotous illustrations, lists and maps Books For Keeps It's a wonderfully vibrant story, illustrated with the author's hilarious drawings, and told with a delightfully gobby sense of humour Books Quarterly (Waterstones) It's a wonderfully vibrant story, illustrated with the author's hilarious drawings, and told with a delightfully gobby sense of humour Books Quarterly (Waterstones) Cowell is a new star in children's fiction The Times Cowell is a new star in children's fiction The Times Great jokes and suberb characters will appeal to boys and girls alike With Kids Great jokes and suberb characters will appeal to boys and girls alike With Kids Very funny indeed Maidenhead Advertiser Very funny indeed Maidenhead Advertiser Witty writing and funny drawings and notes ensure that this clever Viking story keeps its readers laughing Junior Education Witty writing and funny drawings and notes ensure that this clever Viking story keeps its readers laughing Junior Education 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 A wonderfully wittily written and illustrated story. Waterstones Quarterly Magazine A wonderful adventure The School Librarian A wonderful adventure The School Librarian 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. 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' The Times '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 editorshow more

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This is a maniacally crazy story liberally spattered with appropriately riotous illustrations, lists and maps Books For Keeps 20041101show more

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