How to be a Pirate (Hiccup #2 CD)

Author(s): Cressida Cowell

Children Fiction

What happens when someone says 'Do Not Open This Box'? Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third, now in pirate training, finds out in this hilarious sequel to "How to Train Your Dragon", when the box is opened not once, not twice, but three times!


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PRAISE FOR HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: 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 ' ... one of the most enjoyable and original children's stories I have heard in a long time ... David Tennant reads with outstanding gusto, giving full and varied wellie to the story's rich assortment of Viking and dragon characters.' -- The Independent 20040402 'A wonderfully wittily written and illustrated story.' -- Waterstones Quarterly Magazine 20040402 '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 20040402 ' ... raucous and slapstick... liberally illustrated with [Cressida Cowell's] riotous drawings, notes and maps.' -- The Financial Times 20040402 '[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 20040402 'Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful.' -- Independent on Sunday 20040402 brilliantly read by David Tennant -- daily telegraph 20040717 Read with gigantic gusto by David Tennant, and featuring some shatteringly good sound effects, this kept us all laughing on the edge of our seats for 3 hours apiece -- independent on sunday 20040718

Cressida grew up in Chelsea. She studied English Literature at Keble College, Oxford Universtiy. She then worked at Macmillan in the Fiction department. She took a BA at St Martins in graphic design and then an MA in Narrative Illustration in Brighton. She is married with two children.

General Fields

  • : 9781840329681
  • : Hachette Children's Books
  • : Hodder Children's Books
  • : July 2004
  • : 139mm X 124mm X 14mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Cressida Cowell
  • : CD-Audio
  • : 823.914
  • : 224
  • : Fiction