How to Train Your Dragon: How to Betray a Dragon's Hero: Book 11 Paperback – 26 September 2013
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There is heartfelt emotion behind the jokes and wild pencil drawings ― The Sunday Times
Exudes relentless energy...embelished with plenty of the clashing fonts, ink blots and scribbly pencil drawings that make this series of books so unique...takes the saga to a new level and is an enormously enjoyable read ― The Bookbag
Exciting adventures, great characters and plenty of jokes and funny drawings make Hiccup's adventoures some of our favourite books ― tBK Mag
As gripping and as rousing as ever...as with the best children's literature, these books are about much bigger things: endurance, loyalty, friendship and love. And Cowell's illustrations and visual storytelling enhance the action no end ― The Daily Telegraph
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'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.'
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
By turns hilarious and wise, it's never predictable, brilliantly illustrated and always delightful. ― The Times
As gripping and as rousing as ever... as with the best children's literature, these books are about much bigger things: endurance, loyalty, friendship and love. And Cowell's illustrations and visual storytelling enhance the action no end. ― The Daily Telegraph
Exciting adventures, great characters and plenty of jokes and funny drawings make Hiccups adventures some of our favourite books. ― tBk Mag
Embellished with plenty of the clashing fonts, ink blots and scribbly pencil drawings that make this series of books so unique. How To Betray a Dragon's Hero takes the saga to a completely new level and is an enormously enjoyable read. ― Bookbag
Cressida Cowell's 11th and penultimate volume in the phenomenal How to Train Your Dragon series. ― Sunday Times
A smart, funny read that will keep children on the edges of their seats. ― Daily Express
If you haven't discovered How To Train Your Dragon you are missing out on one of the greatest inventions of modern children's literature. ― The Guardian
The penultimate book in the popular series. ― The Schools Advertiser
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- Publisher : Hodder Children's Books (26 September 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1444913980
- ISBN-13 : 978-1444913989
- Reading age : 7 - 9 years
- Item Weight : 380 g
- Dimensions : 12.8 x 3.4 x 19.8 cm
- Country of Origin : United Kingdom
- Best Sellers Rank: #58,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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All of the characters that we have come to know and love (or hate) over the past 10 books are here. The plot pushes forward with the inevitable force of a steam train and the portents for the ending are not optimitic.
Please Cressida, don't keep us waiting too long for the final book!