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How to seize a dragon's jewel

How to seize a dragon's jewel

Cowell, Cressida

The Dragon Rebellion has begun. Snotlout is the new Chief of the Hooligan Tribe. Stoick has been banished and given the Slavemark. But what can Hiccup do, now all alone and in exile, hunted by both humans and dragons? Can he find the Dragon Jewel, mankind's last and only hope? And if he does, what will he do with it?

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories. General. Fiction 9+.
Published London: Hodder Children's, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Cressida Cowell
ISBN: 1444908790, 9781444908794
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Includes QR code.
Physical Description: 406 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. + 4 collector cards.
Series: How to train your dragon ; 10
Subject: Haddock, Hiccup Horrendous, III (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction.; Vikings Juvenile fiction.; Dragons Juvenile fiction.
Series Title: How to train your dragon ; 10.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 6.5
Interest Level: MY
Points: 9
Quiz Number: 223473

Author note

Cressida Cowell grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland. She was convinced that there were dragons living on this island, and has been fascinated by dragons ever since. Cressida has written and illustrated ten books in the popular Hiccup series which is now published in over 30 languages. Also the author of picture books, Cressida has won the Nestle Children's Book Prize 2006 and has been shortlisted for many others. Cressida lives in Hammersmith with her husband and three children. Check out Cressida's Hiccup website: www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com

Reviews

A delight for 8+
The Times||A delight for 8+
The Times||Cowell's loopy, scattershot imagination is as compelling as ever
Financial Times||Cowell's loopy, scattershot imagination is as compelling as ever
Financial Times||Cowell is an effortlessly funny writer and is brimming with creativity...Highly recommended
Birmingham Post||Cowell is an effortlessly funny writer and is brimming with creativity...Highly recommended
Birmingham Post||Action and excitement aplenty
The Daily Telegraph||Action and excitement aplenty
The Daily Telegraph||The most inventive, entertaining and demanding contemporary children's epic
telegraph.co.uk||The most inventive, entertaining and demanding contemporary children's epic
telegraph.co.uk||

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||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||... raucous and slapstick ... liberally illustrated with [Cressida Cowell's] riotous drawings, notes and maps.
The Financial 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||'a hilarious and gripping adventure, beautifully paced and studded with great dramatic scenes.'
Amanda Craig, Times||Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful.
Independent on Sunday||'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||'is not only funny, well written and thrilling, but also wise about what we owe those who love us.'
The Times||'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||Top stuff.
Daily Telegraph||Especially good... raises the series to classic status.
Times||Ceaselessly inventive... young readers are lucky to have her. *****
Books For Keeps||Always thrilling, funny and brilliantly illustrated.
Daily Express||A modern classic. Cowell is an effortlessly funny writer and is brimming with creativity. Highly recommended.
Birmingham Post||A delight for 8+.
The Times||Cowell's loopy, scattershot imagination is as compelling as ever.
Financial Times||Action and excitement aplenty.
Daily Telegraph||The most inventive, entertaining and demanding contemporary children's epic.
Daily Telegraph (Peter Florence)||Gripping adventure stories complete with quests and battles, a vividly imagined alternative world.
Daily Telegraph||Gloriously funny.
The Daily Telegraph