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How to Be a Pirate by Cressida Cowell

How to Be a Pirate (2004)

by Cressida Cowell

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Series: Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III (2)

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When Gobber the Belch's ship crashes down into the sea, a particular wooden box was the only thing that could help Hiccup and Fishlegs and his team survive. But when they got back to the shore, they realised what the box really was...

...It was a coffin. When the stupid Hairy Hooligans, not listening to Hiccup and his pal Fishlegs, opened the coffin marked 'DO NOT OPEN' they did not find Grimbeard the Ghastly as they expected (this was because Grimbeard was said to be in the coffin). Instead, a man who claimed his name was Alvin the Poor-but-Honest-Farmer was lying there.

Is Alvin really a poor-but-honest-farmer? And when he finds a treasure map leading the Hooligans to the Isle of the Skullions (huge, blind, deaf, eat-you-alive dragons) does he really go too? Does he want the Hooligans to have the treasure, or is he a treacherous liar with a heart of stone?

Full of fun and laughter, this book carries out all educational Viking history that you need to know. Read on to find out all about Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III! ( )
  LaviniaRossetti | Sep 6, 2016 |
Another hilarious adventure. Toothless cracks me up and the story is filled with many options to giggle. A great read, on to the next! ( )
  untitled841 | Aug 20, 2015 |
Hiccup, Fishlegs, Toothless, and friends are back. This time, they're in the process of training to be Viking pirates, when a coffin stating very clearly "DO NOT OPEN" carries the very much alive Alvin, the Poor but Honest Farmer, to the Hairy Hooligan tribe with a tale of pirate treasure to be had, if only they would follow in the footsteps of Hiccup's ancestor, Grimbeard the Ghastly. Shenanigans and over-the-top adventures ensue. These are amusing, and David Tennant does a fabulous job as narrator. The only thing I could wish is for the sound to be mixed a little better, as the quiet parts are very quiet and then a Viking leader bellows, and it's rather difficult commuting listening. ( )
  bell7 | Apr 18, 2015 |
A quick read/listen. Not as good as the first book but still an entertaining way to pass 3 hours while doing household chores. Toothless, Hiccup and Hiccup's best friend Fishlegs are for the most part the only voices of reason as tense moments, mayhem and adventure continues for the Hairy Hooligan tribe. The continuing lessons in 'dragon identification' are also a lot of fun. ( )
  lkernagh | Apr 6, 2015 |
My blog post about this book is at this link. ( )
  SuziQoregon | Jun 24, 2014 |
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Cowell, Cressidaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doyle, GerardNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pickering, JimmyCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pinchot, AntoineTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pitkänen, PeikkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tennant, DavidNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Follows the further adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as his Viking training continues and his father leads a stranger and the Hairy Hooligans to the Isle of Skullions in search of a pirate's treasure.

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