Cressida Cowell
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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.

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    • The Wizards of Once

    • By: Cressida Cowell
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015

    Once there were Wizards, who were Magic, and Warriors, who were not. But Xar, son of the King of Wizards, can't cast a single spell....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome!

    • By Teresa on 11-03-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • How to Train Your Dragon

    • By: Cressida Cowell
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,612
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,461
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,454

    Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yell Loudly.

    • By Teresa on 08-06-14

    Regular price: $19.38

    • The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic

    • By: Cressida Cowell
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    This was once the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who had been taught since birth to hate each other like poison. But now, they have been brought together in the Badwoods and they have witnessed the shocking consequences of the Stone That Takes Away Magic....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very well crafted world.

    • By Beta Flying Frog on 12-30-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Be a Pirate

    • By: Cressida Cowell
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 694
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 630
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 626

    Follow the further adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III as his Viking training continues....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A LOL book!

    • By THoward on 03-01-17

    Regular price: $19.38

    • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Speak Dragonese

    • By: Cressida Cowell
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 511
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 470
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461

    The rollicking sequel to "How to Train Your Dragon" and "How to Be a Pirate" offers a fast-paced plot, slapstick humor, witty dialogue, and more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • David makes Cressida's tale come alive

    • By uMaMi on 08-09-14

    Regular price: $19.38

    • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse

    • By: Cressida Cowell
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 453
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406

    In his 4th sidesplitting adventure, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III must rescue his best friend, Fishlegs, from the deadly disease Vorpentitis....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesomeness Fun.

    • By Teresa on 11-03-14

    Regular price: $19.38

    • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Twist a Dragon's Tale

    • By: Cressida Cowell
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340

    In the fifth adventure in the How to Train Your Dragon series, someone has stolen the Fire-Stone....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Excellent Audiobook.

    • By Teresa on 12-15-14

    Regular price: $19.38

    • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Break a Dragon's Heart

    • By: Cressida Cowell
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 299

    Stranded on the exceptionally dangerous, and possibly haunted, Beach of the Broken Heart, Hiccup must face UG the Uglithug and complete the impossible task....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Laurie on 10-24-17

    Regular price: $19.38

    • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Ride a Dragon's Storm

    • By: Cressida Cowell
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 312

    Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, everyone's favorite reluctant Viking hero, has three months, five days and six hours to discover America....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love both the movies and the books.

    • By Tiffini Chrestman on 12-01-16

    Regular price: $19.38

    • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel

    • By: Cressida Cowell
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 362
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 334

    The Dragon Rebellion has begun, bringing the Vikings' darkest hour upon them....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Joshua on 03-13-15

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