How to Steal a Dragon's Sword

How to Steal a Dragon's Sword

The Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup the Viking

By Cressida Cowell (As Told to)

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316205719, 348pp.

Publication Date: July 2012


The How to Train Your Dragon series chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Viking underdog Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and his dragon, Toothless. In Book 9, a dragon rebellion is coming--filled with the meanest, nastiest dragons in the Archipelago. Razor-wings, Tonguetwisters, and Vampire Ghouldeaths are attacking Vikings and seem to be seeking one soul in particular: Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third! Only a King can save them...and only a champion with all of the King's Lost Things can be King. In his adventures, Hiccup has collected quite a few "things" himself. But can a scrawny Viking save the entire Archipelago from certain doom? To find out, Hiccup will have to outwit a witch, fight his arch-enemy, and beat back an army of bloodthirsty dragons with just one sword.

About the Author
Cressida Cowell lives in London with her husband, Simon; her children Maisie, Clementine, and Alexander; and two cats, Lily and Baloo. In addition to translating Hiccup s memoirs, she has written and illustrated such picture books as"Hiccup, the Viking Who Was Seasick", "Little Bo Peep s Library Book", and"That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown".

Praise For How to Steal a Dragon's Sword

Praise for How to Train Your Dragon:
"Action-filled and compelling."—School Library Journal

Praise for How to Train Your Dragon:
"Will keep even reluctant readers turning the pages--and chuckling as they go."—Publishers Weekly