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How to Be a Pirate (How to Train Your Dragon: Book 2)by Cressida Cowell
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In this companion to the popular How to Train Your Dragon, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is now a pirate in training. The Hairy Hooligan tribe is off on another spine-tingling adventure, to find the long-lost treasure of his ancestor Grimbeard the Ghastly. Braving death, indentured servitude, and the ire of his shipmates, Hiccup proves himself the true heir of Grimbeard. Witty dialogue, slapstick humor, and energetic drawings make this action-packed tale perfect for anyone with a spirit of adventure.
"[T]he story is exciting and the author's drawings are very wry and amusing." Children's Literature
"The usual motifs of deceptive appearances, last-minute escapes, and the merits of inner worth are addressed with humor....Cheeky drawings in the style of grade-school doodles add to the general appeal of the tale." School Library Journal
"Quick wit and a heroic heart win out over brawn and bravado in this follow-up to How to Train Your Dragon." Kirkus Reviews
Follows the further adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III as his Viking training continues and his father leads a stranger and the Hairy Hooligans to the Isle of Skullions in search of a pirate's treasure. Now available in paperback!
About the Author
Cressida Cowell is the good-friend and confidante of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Viking warrior and hero of The Heroic Misadventures. When she is not visiting with Hiccup to document his latest memoir, she lives in the UK. She is also the author of The Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown, What Shall We Do With the Boo Hoo Baby? and numerous other picture books.
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