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In this penultimate book in the How to Train Your Dragon series, Hiccup has one last hurdle before the final battle can begin ...

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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 8 million books worldwide in 38 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, The Wizards of Once (also signed by DreamWorks), is a number one bestseller. 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 , the Hay Festival Medal for Fiction, 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.

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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 * 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 * 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 * 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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