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Cressida Cowell

Biography

Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell grew up mostly in Central London. She has a BA in English Literature from Oxford University, a BA in Graphic Design from St Martin's and an MA in Narrative Illustration from Brighton. Cressida loves illustrating her own work, but also loves writing books for other people to illustrate as the end result can be so unexpected and inspiring. Cressida has written and illustrated eight books in the popular Hiccup series. The unique blend of child centred humour and sublime prose made Hiccup an instant hit. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON has reached over 100,000 sales and is now published in over 30 languages. A Dreamworks feature film is due to be released in 2010. 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, three children and two cats.

Cressida Cowell

Books by Cressida Cowell

by Cressida Cowell - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Humor, Magic

The Doomsday of Yule has arrived, and the future of dragonkind lies in the hands of one boy with nothing to show --- but everything to fight for. Hiccup's Quest is clear...But can he end the rebellion? Can he prove himself to be King of the Wilderwest? Can he save the dragons? The stakes have never been higher, as the very fate of the Viking world hangs in the balance!

by Cressida Cowell - Children's

This gift book features all of the dragon species from the How to Train Your Dragon series plus brand-new ones created just for this book, with color illustrations of each and every one!

by Cressida Cowell - Children's, Fiction

Unlike his dad, Stoick the Vast, Hiccup is tiny, thoughtful and polite and scared of almost everything --- especially of going to sea for the very first time. But go he must...So who will save the day when everything goes wrong aboard ship and all the big Vikings lose their cool? This wonderfully witty fable will delight all those who have ever faced up to their worst fears.

by Cressida Cowell - Fantasy, Youth Fiction

The Dragon Rebellion has begun, bringing the Vikings' darkest hour upon them. Hiccup has become an outcast, but that won't stop him from going on the most harrowing and important quest of his life. He must find the Dragon's Jewel in order to save his people...but where should he begin? Don't miss Hiccup's most dangerous adventure yet!

by Cressida Cowell - Children's, Fantasy, Fiction

In Hiccup the Viking's misadventures, the stakes have never been higher, and it's friend versus foe to decide the fate of the world. In this, the penultimate title in the amazing story arc that began with HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, Hiccup is faced with a personal dilemma against the backdrop of an impending battle and the possible destruction of everything he knows.

by Cressida Cowell - Children's, Fantasy

Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.