The (In)Complete Book of Dragons (How to Train Your Dragon HB)

Author(s): Cressida Cowell

Childrens 9-14

Long ago, the world was full of dragons. But what happened to them? Where are they now?

These pages are taken from the notebooks of Viking Hero Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third when he was just a boy. A keen dragonwatcher, Hiccup paints a picture of the brilliance and fire and spirit of that lost dragon world. Featuring dragon profiles, dragon anatomy, dragon riding tips and lots more must know info e.g. how to spot the difference between an arsenic adderwing and a glow worm (you don't want to mix those two up) and what to do when confronted with a Hellsteether. This is a must for all keen dragonwatchers out there...

How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise starring Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Riders of Berk, can be seen on CBeebies and Cartoon Network. Read all of Hiccup's exploits in the series: How to Train Your Dragon, How to Be a Pirate, How to Speak Dragonese, How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse, How to Twist a Dragon's Tale, A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons, How to Ride a Dragon's Storm, How to Break a Dragon's Heart, How to Steal a Dragon's Sword, How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel and How to Betray a Dragon's Hero.

Check out the brilliant website at It's the place to go for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!

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How to Train Your Dragon's Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third tells us everything you need to know about dragons...

Commended for Kate Greenaway Medal 2015.

Featuring beautiful colour illustrations, Hiccup shows us the brilliance, fire and spirit of the lost dragon world in this stunning hardback gift book. - Family Traveller

Coinciding with Dreamworks' second How To Train Your Dragon movie, this gift book features new illustrations - in colour for the first time - and facts about her now-famous dragons. - The Sun

A racy guide to dragons. - Evening Standard

An entertaining and informative vital reference work for any young dragon tamer. - The Scotsman

Paints a picture of the brilliance and fire and spirit of that lost dragon world... a must for all keen dragonwatchers. - Dunfermline Press

Full to the brim... a lovingly recreated notebook which fans of Cowell's ridiculously popular novels will greedily devour in hours. - Bury Free Press

This will be on every dragon aficionado's Christmas list. A glossy volume packed with entertaining details. An ideal companion to the inventive series of novels. - Carousel

An entertaining and engaging guide to the many and various dragons who feature large in the books. The perfect Christmas gift for all Hiccup's many fans. - Ham High

Essential for aspiring dragonwatchers. - Daily Express

My fave 2014 book is The Incomplete Books of Dragons by Cressida Cowell. - The Guardian

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.

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 eleven books in the popular Hiccup series. The unique blend of child-centred humour and sublime prose made Hiccup an instant hit and the series is now published in over 30 languages.

How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks Animation feature film series: the first film received both Oscar and BAFTA nominations for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score, and a sequel is scheduled for release in 2014. An animated series, Riders of Berk, launched on the Cartoon Network in 2012 and is now playing on CBBC.

Also the author of picture books, Cressida has won the Nestle Children's Book Prize 2006 and has been shortlisted for many others. She is an Ambassador for the National Literacy Trust and The Reading Agency, and a founder member of the Children's Media Foundation.

Cressida lives in Hammersmith with her husband and three children.

Check out Cressida's Hiccup website:

General Fields

  • : 9781444914009
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Hodder Children's Books
  • : 0.641
  • : March 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2014
  • : January 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Cressida Cowell
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 823.92
  • : 224