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Cressida Cowell

Author of How to Train Your Dragon

132+ Works 18,522 Members 382 Reviews 12 Favorited

About the Author

Cressida Cowell was born on April 15, 1966 in London. She went to Oxford where she studied English, and at St Martin's and Brighton University where she learned illustration. Cressida also won the Nestle Children's book award. She is known for writing the Hiccup series of books. Some of her titles show more include: How to Train Your Dragon, How to Be a Pirate and How to Speak Dragonese. Her title How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2013. In 2014, she made the list again with her title - How to Train Your Dragon: How to Betray a Dragon's Hero. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Image credit: Cressida in her writing den


Works by Cressida Cowell

How to Train Your Dragon (2003) 4,071 copies
How to Be a Pirate (2004) 1,995 copies
How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse (2006) 1,264 copies
How to Twist a Dragon's Tale (2007) 1,142 copies
How to Ride a Dragon's Storm (2008) 902 copies
The Wizards of Once (2017) 660 copies
How to Fight a Dragon's Fury (2015) 504 copies
Twice Magic (2018) 258 copies
Knock Three Times (2018) 164 copies
Never and Forever (2020) 106 copies
The Day of the Dreader (2012) 96 copies
Emily Brown and the Thing (2007) 59 copies
How to Be a Viking (2000) 49 copies
Which Way to Anywhere (2022) 26 copies
Don't Do That Kitty Kilroy (1999) 19 copies
One Too Many Tigers (2001) 16 copies
Daddy on the Moon (2005) 16 copies
Super Sue at Super School (2005) 12 copies
The Twins Meet a Quagga (2020) 12 copies
Super Sue (2003) 11 copies
Claydon was a Clingy Child (2002) 11 copies
The Twins Discover a Dodo (2020) 5 copies
Drachenzähmen Bd.1 (2015) 3 copies
The Twins Seek a Saola (2020) 2 copies
Jak wytresowac smoka (2018) 1 copy

Associated Works

How to Train Your Dragon [2010 film] (2010) — Original book — 896 copies
How to Train Your Dragon 2 [2014 film] (2014) — Original book — 562 copies
The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands (2018) — Contributor — 413 copies
Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury [2011 film] (1800) — Original story — 105 copies
Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon [2010 film] (2013) — Original story — 76 copies


Common Knowledge



This book surprised me. I was originally turned off by the gross names and the strange art, but listened to as read by David Tennent I was cracking up along with my 6 year old.
mslibrarynerd | 161 other reviews | Jan 13, 2024 |
Nem esti mesének való, de nagyon élvezetes olvasmány, remek karakterekkel és fordulatokkal (A filmekkel köszönőviszonyban sincs, kb a szereplők neve azonos, és ennyi. Azok is jók, meg ez is, teljesen másképp). A függővégek és a sodró lendület miatt önálló olvasás megszeretésére nagyon jó lehet, a további részeket megpróbálom a Kicsinek is majd erre tartogatni. A Nagy úgyis alig bírja, hogy ne spoilerezzen megállás nélkül.
blueisthenewpink | 28 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |
I really enjoyed this read. I listen to this book as a audiobook and found it to be super fun read. I really loved the story and loved how the characters progressed through the novel. I really loved the two main characters and also how it was a mix between a adventure and magic story. I really loved the narrater of the audiobook and hope to read the sequel soon!
lmauro123 | 28 other reviews | Dec 28, 2023 |



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